Hi guys just wanted your opinion on a trip Im considering doing. Backstory: Broke up with my girlfriend and want to get out of town for a bit. Ive got a friend up in Main Beach QLD, which is right near Surfers Paradise, who said I should come up and party for a week or two The distance is about 900ks and 12 hours up the pacific highway according to google maps: http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&sou....677068&sspn=46.543597,101.162109&ie=UTF8&z=7 The bike: My bike is a peice of junk. Its a '93 Kawasaki ZZR250 with 42,000ks on the clock and it hasnt aged gracefully. Ive had a lot of small problems with the bike but I contribute most of these as being from old age and not looked after (until I got hold of it) Things that have gone wrong with the bike: - Radiator got a hole, fixed it with one from a wreckers - A coolant hose got a hole, again fixed it myself - headlight blew, the plastic connector had melted, shoved a new bulb in and cleaned it up a bit, seems to still be working fine 2 months later. - This is an ongoing problem, when I got the bike, the tank had been resprayed and some paint or something got into the tank which clogged up the carbs after every 3 or so tanks of fuel, I kept cleaning out the filter until the carbs got blocked, so then I cleaned the carbs and got a new tank. But the new tank had some shit in it too and in the 5 - 6 months ive had the new one, it has blocked the carbs twice. - the starter solonoid was dirty or something which caused the bike to not turn over when I pressed the start button, I cleaned it up and it seems to be working so far. but I can bump start a bike if necessary. - A whole host of other niggling problems like indicators becomming disconnected and mechanics forgetting to put the ground wire back on the battery, the kickstand switch's bolts falling off etc... So Im a little pessimistic about taking my little Kawi on a long trip, granted it has been going well for the last 2 or so months and these issues shouldnt happen again. I will service it, and clean the fuel filter and carbs before I leave. And some other things, Ive never been on the pacific highway before (heading up) is it a long straight road? whats the average speed limit? cause sitting on 110 - 120 on my 250 gets pretty tiring very quickly. Should I aim to do the whole trip up in one day? the most Ive ridden in one day is maybe 300ks without getting off the bike, I will get some more practice in before I go to get used to it. Just wanted to hear what you guys think, fun? suicide? both? Should I just take the car? :-s Cheers.