In a couple of weeks I will be making a ride from Arkansas to California for my grandmothers wake. I just have a couple of quick questions for y'all that have made long rides on your 636. When I did thus trip on my 500 it had a rear stand, I just wonder what is the best method of cleaning, lubing, and adjusting the chain on the 636 on the road? I know that during the summer the desert road will chew through my tires pretty well, how well do the stock Bridgestone Battkeaxes do on summer highway miles? Thanks for any suggestions.