__ Windshield (Strongly recommended) You may need to chop your windshield for maximum visibility.
__ Quality T-Bag
__ Wool sheepskin seat cover - RidersInfo recommends the 'pelt' type as is doubles as a pillow.
__ Tools - Basic tool kit for road side emergency repairs. We have a page dedicated to rollup tool kits
specifically for motorcycles if you need recommendations.
__ Extra set of spark plugs (Recommended)
__ Bungee cords (pack a few extra)
__ Knife (pocket or belt loop style)
__ Map - even if you use a GPS take a paper map for backup
__ 12V cellphone/GPS charging adapter
__ Cellphone charger for vehicles
__ Rain Gear
__ Cloth for wiping down seats due to rain, etc...
__ Small soft cloth for cleaning riding glasses/goggles
__ Clear lens riding glasses/goggles for night, rain, etc...
__ Leathers - Boots/Jacket/Chaps/Gloves/Vest (I also recommend a Leather Bandana)
__ Helmet (If you do not normally wear a helmet check the Helmet Law map for the laws where you will be
traveling to and through.)
__ Skull cap for wearing with or without helmet
__ Camera and/or Camcorder
__ Tent (stay with 2 or 3 man tents-think small!)
__ Self-inflating sleeping mats
__ Sleeping bag (Recommend the fleece sleeping bag)
__ Waterproof bag with hook for shower supplies
__ Small plastic bottles for shampoo/conditioner/body wash etc...
__ Shammy(s) for drying after shower (not for washing your bike)
__ Shower scrunchy in lieu of washcloth (drys fast!)
__ Disposable hand wipes, such as Wet Ones, etc...
__ Toiletries - shampoo, soap, razor, toothbrush, toothpaste, etc...(packed in the waterproof bag you will be
taking to the shower house with you)
__ Flip flops or sandals of some sort for shower house
__ Shorts, sweats, yoga pants, etc... to wear to shower house
__ At least one sweatshirt, fleece, or something to wear for rainy days, cool nights, etc...
__ Pain reliever (Aspirin, Tylenol, Ibuprofen, etc...) for the aches and pains from riding hundreds of miles every
__ Bandaids, hand sanitizer (mini first aid kits may be a good idea)
__ If you have prescription medication of any kind, don't forget it!
__ Clothing - Keep it simple, a couple pairs of jeans and a few t-shirts will do!
__ Insurance card/motorcycle registration
__ Snacks - such as jerky, almonds, etc... keep it simple, light, and small
__ Flask ;)
This is basic and how we travel, successfully. Before packing the kitchen sink REMEMBER you are on a
motorcycle and weight and girth is very important!
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***To get your motorcycle ready for a road trip, check out the Motorcycle Pre-Trip information with