Wow, Red is a great, although rare color.
Okay, have a great trip. But I could not resist passing a long a few I wish I had been told before my first ride.
1. LT is hands down, the best highway bike out there. You can easily change lanes with your hips on the slab. It is engineered to a fault.
2. When you stop, keep the wheel straight. Otherwise, 850 lbs. of metal will go where the wheel points, just like on other Liter+ bikes.
3. When you stop for gas, fill up on the side stand, always. Like every other bike, hold the nozzle straight, but fill on the side stand. The tank and overflow are made for that.
4. Alway part in 1st gear, even when there is no hill. You can alway park in gear and deploy the side-stand to stop the engine. It works and keeps the bike on the stand. On a slant, just let it roll forward or backward until the gears mesh and stop the motion. Its easy.
5. Watch out for the road curving do a gutter or drain if you stop in the right lane. On all big bikes, you need to know where you feet are going to land. If you forget, 845 lbs. of metal, plus you, plus your baggage may tip. If it does, don't be a hero. The wings have steel rods and the side cases will hold up the bike and protect you. It is not too hard to pick the bike up by putting your behind in the seat, putting your heels near your behind, holding the handlebar and the luggage, and lifting up as you push it back.
6. I have never used 5.
Take plenty of towels to wipe the grin off your face every hundred miles or so. And before going in any pace nice. Enjoy all of the great weather across the middle of the country. We all envy you.