So, I'm planning to ride my 1981 yamaha sr250 from Milwaukee, Wisconsin to northern California in the very near future. I need advice about gear, and really any advice people want to give. I have only ridden 400 miles so far in my life. What do I need in my tool kit? What about spare parts? Should I bring tubes? (I had to special order tubes because the very large shop didnt have any that would fit in stock) Will a leather jacket keep me warm and dry if I get wet? Will my bike be able to keep up in the mountains? Are there non-interstate roads that I could ride at 55 though deserts and mountains (never been). Shit, I know I had more questions, But now I gotta remember them and then post em.