Maintenance list for the big 2014 trip

Now that I have made the commitment to do the Alaska trip, I have been utilizing most available moments to research like crazy.  Routes, places to sleep, fuel stops, bike needs, gear requirements, etc.  I have learned some time ago that it is OK to plan in-depth, as long as I keep the realization that life does not always work out as hoped for, and every motorcycle trip requires the ability to adjust things on the fly.

I have given the Mistress a good look over, and comparing its 36,000 plus existing miles with the anticipation of what will be encountered on this large journey along with Harley’s suggested maintenance schedule, have had me developing a list of action items to do over the cold winter months ahead in preparation.

Here’s some of the things that I immediately noted as for work being required over the winter: