Motorcycle trip check list.

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I try to take three or four long motorcycle trips each year. I got tired of trying to remember everything I might need to pack, so over the years I have developed a packing list for my trips. I don’t pack all this stuff, but I like to use the list to decide what I will need on a particular trip. I hope the list will help to make your trips more carefree.

Most of the things on the list can be purchase in any town, so don’t fret if you forget something. I have a friend I ride with that only packs old worn out jeans. He wears them until they are dirty and then just throws them away. The last couple of years I have gone to wearing mesh riding pants. They save me lot of room because I don’t have to pack more than one pair of jeans and a pair of shorts, depending on how long I’ll be gone and if I’m only riding with guys. If I’m riding with guys, I don’t care if my jeans will stand up by themselves at the end of the week. If I’m riding two up with my wife I have to really pack light so I evaluate each item and decide if I can go without it.

Crater Lake with Leif 027

MOTORCYCLE TRIP PACKING LIST

o    CAMERA, MEMORY CARDS AND BATTERIES

o     GPS AND BATTERIES

o     MONEY, ID, CREDIT CARDS, AARP CARD

o     INSURANCE CARD AND BIKE REGISTRATION

o     HANDKERCHIEFS

o     WATER ABSORBING HANDKERCHIEFS

o     COOLING VEST

o     PHONE, CHARGER &  WORK SCHEDULE

o     GLASSES

o     SUNGLASSES

o     GUN AND PERMIT

o     MAPS

o     DRIED FRUIT

o     WATER

o     HANDI-WIPES, AND HAND SANITIZER CLEANER

o     OIL, TOOLS, AND TIRE GAGE

o      FLASHLIGHT

o     TOW ROPE (TO TOW HARLEYS)

o     GLOVES

o     EAR PLUGS

o     HELMET, DEWRAGS AND FACE SHIELDS

o     LEATHERS AND BOOTS

o     BIKE CLEANER, PLEDGE WIPES AND RAGS

o     DO SAFETY CHECK

o     TEE SHIRTS- ONE PER DAY

o     LONG SLEEVE TEE SHIRTS- ONE PER EVERY 4 DAYS

o     JEANS- ONE FOR EVERY THREE DAYS

o     NICE PANTS/SHORTS

o     UNDERWEAR, SOCKS, AND TEE SHIRTS- ONE SET PER DAY

o     COMPRESSION SHORTS

o     SLEEPING CLOTHES

o     SWIM SUIT

o     WALKING SHOES & SANDALS

o     FIRST AID KIT

o     SUNSCREEN

o     MEDICATIONS

o     TOILETRIES

o     WATER MISTER

o     MP3, EAR PHONES AND CHARGER

o     I.C.E. LIST

o     CARDS, GAMES and BOOK

o     RAIN GEAR

o     EXTRA KEY FOR BIKE

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