We stopped for fuel and bike swaps every 150 miles or so. Over 1400 miles, that equated to nine stops. Carefully orchestrated eight-bike fill-ups—think Cirque du Soleil minus the spotlights and spandex—were made easier with Big Al's McCuff ($20; www.mccuff.com). Manufactured from a tough, rubbery aerospace-grade composite, the "no spill motorcycle fill" lets you fully fill your gas tank without splashing nasty chemicals on yourself or having to repeatedly remove the nozzle to eyeball the fuel level. One click and you're topped off. It's that easy.