Originally Posted by acejones
Have you ever put in 15-20 hour days ? Have you ever done it in July ?
We should start a pool to see how far the OP gets before butt-burn keeps him out of the saddle.
My guess is that it'll be sometime during the first tank of gas on Day 2, if
he lasts that long.
Getting back to the original question... that's a looooong pull between Phoenix and Philly, even if you're in a comfortable cage and keep to the freeways. It'll be stupid-hot much of the time, when it isn't, expect muggy and/or exciting weather.
You'll need to perform some basic maintenance along the way: lube the chain at least daily, check the oil and tire pressures each morning before you start, and adjust if needed. Be prepared to change a flat at the roadside using only the tools/parts that you have on hand.