Om Mani Padme Hum
And I would suggest install a central stand on NS. cost Rs600Just do it. Do a full service before leaving, and change the engine oil, tighten the chain after you reach Leh. High passes it was bit tough, I was having frequent trouble of the bike running out of breath - but probably that was due to my gloves and the cold, I was not able to control the clutch and accelerator properly in that condition.
I fell down just 100 meters before the Khardung La top, it was a wonderful experience, I fell on a heap of snow, and felt like falling on a heap of cotton