So basically i want to ride from melbourne to sydney via the hume, and yes i know it may be boring but.. thats the way i want to go, ill be stopping into towns on the way there etc.. and staying in albury overnight. A few questions, my dad has driven this route numerous times in the car.. and i've been there, and obviously never paid attention to fuel stops etc.. he only stopped once in the 8 hours for fuel. What are the distances like between fuel stops, i'm currently running my bike till it hits reserve to figure out how many klms i get on a tank. so far 240 and its just below half.. so i'm thinking at least 400klms, i know the route i'm taking to my uncles house is 968klms or there abouts.. i'm not saying ill be able to get 400 on a tank its a guestamation, so if i stop at 300 and refuel etc.. i will be stopping every couple of hours, and take my time and make it worth while. but basically what kind of distances are we talking between rest stops/fuel stations, should i invest in a sheepskin cover? my seats quite comfortable, i rode for around 4 hours the other day and only got off once or twice for a ciggy. if i should get one .. where would you purchase it. and last of all any tips for the ride, and any towns that are good touristy stops, such as glenrowan. thanks guys. edit: i'm also buying a motorbike gps that has tom tom maps loaded onto it, from ebay.. waterproof and all that jazz, just for precautionary matters incase i get lost, ill also be printing off directions and a map for extra.