so heres a tip I've learned the hard way. if you are going on a long(ish) trip say from Melbourne to Adelaide. carry lotsa cash on you. better yet, keep $100 on your bike at all times (well hidden of course) . why do this? well, imagine being on the border of SA and Vic only to discover that your bank card was not returned to you at the previous servo. and you've only got $15 on you. so you fill up and return to the servo to get your card, (around 250km back) then when you arrive you find the servo is closed (it's 2pm). of course you were worried about this very thing happening so you were speeding back and have just been booked ... $205 later. so now it dawns on you that you're pretty much screwed because being saturday, the servo is unlikely to open the next day, sunday. you've used all your fuel getting back to the servo and you don't have any cash left oh and the banks won't open on sundays either. you're 400Kms from Melbourne it's cold now, and you really want your mummy.