The event is in June and I am trying spread out the costs of prepping over the next 6 months. Link: http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=829554 First, this will be my first multi-day off road trip on this machine. I am going with a few local inmates, one of which went last year. The bike is a 2007 990A in great mechanical condition tested over the last 30K miles. Bike is only missing a durable skid plate and I'm leaning towards a TT. This week, I purchased the following items: - New rubber front and rear: Kenda K784 Big Blocks - Wolfman Expedition dry saddle bags and medium dry duffel bag - Coleman Hooligan 2 tent - 35* ultralight sleeping bag This is going to be a great trip! IS IT JUNE YET?