No idea what skull and bones means but that's my birthday month and day. How many miles on your ZN engine since the rebuild? You should have kept the other one for a spare!!I agree with RoadRunner. (322? 'must be a Skull & Bones man.:razz I have taken several long tours with my '84 ZN1100. The last one was a 6,000km (4,000 miles) tour of Canada's east coast. It rained some nearly everyday and the bike ran flawlessly. She's got 140,000kms on her now and I wouldn't think twice about going for another long tour. Make sure all of your electrical connections are good and clean, take along a well thought out tool kit that also includes some wire and tape and head out on the highway!