I regularly do long-distance motorcycle trips, and have been to the burn on my bike twice. With ALL my stuff.
Last time was 2 years ago. I'm only coming from Seattle, but my BMW R100rs loved the trip. I just waited to pick up most of my food and water until I hit the east side of the mountains. Then it was a couple of hours - badly overloaded - and I was "home" on the playa.
Lots of fun!