Dazzer, that looks good. I think I will probably go for the TT plate as well, as I havent heard any bad things about it, and I think it is the best size. Just a bigger screen, and some new tyres and I will be there. I have just started planning a trip of my own for the summer, so more silly questions probably on the way. I will be following your progress with interest.
The weather still holding off here, so I managed to get out for a good ride today, on some good dirt tracks and forest roads, still really getting to know the bike gently. I am really starting to enjoy this bike the more I get used to it. I used to ride MX bikes as a kid then ended up riding sports bikes, then a heavy beemer. Of all the bikes I have owned before, this is rapidly becoming my favourite. I am also convinced that this is probably one of the best bikes to do a long trip on, if you are expecting a wide variety of road types and terrain. Here are a couple of pics from todays session.