Ended up doing a solo trip due to my friends wife having a health issue.
Rain bad near Des Moines on the way up, Wind bad near Fort Sisseton, SD, otherwise wind not too much of an issue (awesome place to camp if anyone is in that area). 80 some degrees towards the upper half of ND was very nice . 100 deg in SD and Kansas not so good.
Camped six nights and hotel one night, Prairie Knights Casino on the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation, Fort Yates, ND. I was driving in the an annoying rain and booked a room before I arrived there. Fortunately they had fuel also because the rain caused me to skip the last fuel north of there.
Next AM found a very nice campground down by Lake Oahe that would have been a cool place to camp. At least I was able to charge up the cell phone.
last 1200 miles the bike was a sputter on acceleration, not that there was much accel. I did a fuel flow check when I arrived back home and only pumped 360ish cc's per minute versus spec of 2400 cc's. I am in the process of external HP filter mod right now.
Current 2009 990 KTM ADV -R
2004 DL1000 gone
2002 KTM EXC520
2000 KTM MXC300 gone