© 2013, Iron Butt Association, Chicago, Illinois Please respect our intellectual property rights. Do not distribute this
document, or portions therein, without the written permission of the Iron Butt Association.
If it can be avoided, don't use a trip as a test bed for a new exciting accessory. This is particularly true for electrical system farkles. It's asking for trouble to install new auxiliary lights or perform other mission-critical electrical modifications right before a rally. This leaves no time to thoroughly exercise the system for proper behavior before having to depend on them during a long night ride.
And don't forget, even the best mechanic can make a mistake. Try and avoid picking up your motorcycle and heading out directly on
a 10,000 mile trip. A trip is also not the best time to try out that new rainsuit, helmet or packing