Well, as the title says, I'm planning on riding from toowoomba to Melbourne, around March 2012.(work permitting) Its gonna be my first trip over 600km. Was planning on selling the GS as I'm off restictions, but then thought "it's only 12 months old, still has 12 months warranty and bugger it, why not do a ride report for people who are stuck on LAMs machines for more than 12months, and really assess it?" none of the usual bike mag "it's no goldwing" claptrap. The bike will be assessed on it's own merits (bar a few modifications, priced and listed). So I'm looking for recommendations for luggage and gear. Big luggage. Failing that, I'll make my own with some of my old army kit. I'm going to be in Melbourne for 6 months, so I will be riding around the City and hopefully joining other netriders for brewskis and rides! This thread is asking for best roads to take down (good photo ops and to review) tips and tricks for long distance riding, safety considerations, best rest stops, waterproofing etc and not forgetting the bike set up and servicing. All ideas will be tried and tested, and the whole shebang will be put under the relevant thread, and maybe a blog if I Take too many pics. I will post pics of the bike, as she stands now, so there is a follow up as mods take place, with a DIY section for those wanting to do the same! Well, off to wash her and get some pics to post!