If you take a Volt Ohm Meter (VOM) with you you can check if the charging system is working. A non working charging system is one thing that could prevent a good start with a new bike. How many miles to get home? Is there a manual coming with the bike? You might as well get that if non is with the bike. The Clymers is a little more complete with more pictures I think. You've got the right idea. There will be stuff that pops up that needs fixing.