I am an inexperienced rider, maybe 4000 lifetime miles, over past two years have put 1000 on a Helix, then 1500 on a Kawasaki Voyager XII. Longest trip has been about a hundres miles. Just sold my Voyager which was having some reliabilty issues. I am considering buying a low mile 2009/2010 Goldwing and riding home about 1000 to 2000 miles. I am planning on giving myself 4 days to do it. Bailout plan would be to drop it off somewhere and have it shipped while I fly. I know this is nothing for a lot of you, but it is somewhat daunting for me. Any words of wisdom would be appreciated. Any links to "planning first trip" info?