What's wrong with riding a 400 that far? I rode between Chicago and California twice in one year on Honda cb450 twin. Would I do the same ride now a 450, not a chance in hell.I'm sure this is one of those things which at the time seem like a viable alternative. In practice however, in the long run I'm sure a person would have to come to the conclusion that it was a real bonehead decision. I remember once wanting to ride a Honda 400 from Dallas to Detroit. At the time it seemed like a wonderful thing to do. Looking back, well that was forty years ago.