I'm riding out of my current residence near Hannibal, Missouri in a couple of days with a loose plan of riding the Icefields Parkway, the Dempster, Top of the World Highway, seeing a few sights in Alaska, then back to Missouri. For those curious about what Amba means, it's a Siberian Aboriginal word for Tiger. I'll be riding a Triumph Tiger on this trip and Amba goes with Arctic better than Tiger. A good buddy of mine who has helped me prepare for this 10,000 mile trip in many ways suggested I list what I've done to the bike to prepare for it, so here goes... He helped me change the brake pads and fluid last summer. I haven't ridden it much since. In the past couple of weeks the coolant, air filter, spark plugs, chain and sprockets and tires have all been replaced. I changed the bars to some with a little more swept back profile and added risers that make it easier to ride standing up. I added Tusk panniers and a Pelican top case that I've had on a few bikes. The top case also has a 15" led brake light. I installed two 30w Amazon led lights just under the cowl. Another good buddy of mine made a couple of 1 gallon gas can pans and brackets that I attached to the passenger pegs. He also mad me an aluminum dash that holds my voltmeter/charger as well as my Duraforce XD for GPS. I bought a used Madstad from another inmate. I bought Triumph factory engine bars because they are cheaper than the Motechs and I didn't like the Givi's. I also attached some Mil-surplus bags to the crash bars. I have a Wolfman tank bag and a diy tool tube. I'll edit this if I think of anything else Here she is waiting for new tires in my buddy's garage. I went with a Motoz GPS on the rear and a 705 on the front. More later.