A few years ago, a friend and I went from Florida to Yellowstone and all around that area. Make sure your tires are good, even better if new. . A lot of chip sealed type roads, and they seem to grind down tires quickly. Took me 700 miles to find a tire that I could fit on the rear of a 2001 Nomad. My buddy cut a rear tire on his 2010 XC and ended up putting on an undersized sport bike radial tire to continue. Not even Honda dealers stocking tires for Goldwings(same size as XC) So it can be tough to find a new tire.