Lovely machine Pat, it would be worth taking a spare one (reg.rec.) with you if you're riding all that way. Make sure your connections are nice and secure. They all eventually vibrate loose, especially whilst you do use the bike. I've had a couple go in the 28 years I've had my SP2. 1500 miles is a long way to go without any spares back up. She's getting an old lady now, will need a bit more fettling. Ride and enjoy pal..ride and enjoy ....

cheers,adie851