Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Central Illinois
If you are renting, the HD Electra Glide Ultra is nice for touring and should be available for rent. A Victory is unlikely to be available for rent. The HD Ultra back seat is comfortable enough that my wife actually fell asleep on ours. With the EGU you will have plenty of room for a week's changes of clothes and your portable PC. If you are each going to ride your own bike the Electra Glide, not the Ultra, has plenty of storage on each bike for one person and will be cheaper to rent than an EGU. Do not expect the power of a Vic from either bike, it simply will not be there.
You are going to need something to break up the monotony if you are going to kill a whole week and only go 900 miles. On a good touring bike a 500 miles day is no big deal unless you spend a lot of time walking around tourist traps and just exploring. Look for something that interests you for each day. It could be as simple as a visit to the grand canyon, a local museum, a particularly scenic stop on the road or whatever but do not expect the riding to be your main focus on such a short trip. If you decide to go on longer days, which would take you well over 900 miles, practice it first. Before I ride to my dad's place in 2 days at 1200 total miles, I take a few short day trips of 300 to 400 miles. It reminds me of what it is like to be in the saddle for a while and lets me get past the feeling that I have spent my whole life in the saddle when I do a longer day.
As already stated, they roll up the sidewalks in Utah. My favorite story from my dad, who is a story teller, is of him stopping at a restaurant in Utah to get some coffee before continuing his journey in the evening. According to his story the person who waited on him responded to his request for a cup of coffee to go with the statement that they probably had some since they had made coffee just that morning.
Present ride - 2013 Victory Vision, black, ATW at +3, Lloydz air filter and adjustable intake, PC5, 30,xxx miles