Lol we have the same bike, nice.1st stent of a 3 stent trip was 19.5 hours / 1080 miles
Left my house near exit 306 on I-40 in N.C. (just Southeast of Raleigh) at 2am on a Friday morning, traveling to Cortez Colorado. Checked into the first Motel 8 off of I-40 (I don't remember the exit #) in Oklahoma. I have this fully photo documented as it was for what is called an "Iron Butt Ride". Yes, this was on a motorcycle. The next day was a 14 hour & 600+ mile stent. The 3rd day was a 10 hour 300+ mile stent. All in all it was just over 2000 miles.
The attached photo was taken in New Mexico.View attachment 119034
Motel doesn't work great, because I'm most likely to need sleep at sunrise (especially if I'm driving east into the sun - that puts me straight into head-bob emergency pullover mode.). Getting a room at 7am doesn't line up with checkin/out times. And even if it does line up, paying $60-100 to sleep for 4 hours seems exorbitant.I am NOT a fan of sleeping in a vehicle out in public, especially in rest stops. I'd rather get a hotel/motel room, clean up and hit the sack.