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HD Recommends Things to Pack on a Long Motorcycle Trip

Thu, 23 Jul 2009

Harley-Davidson was kind enough to post on Twitter a PDF of a list of things to bring with you on a long motorcycle trip.

And what a list!

It’s hard to believe you could squeeze all this stuff onto yourself and your bike.

A few interesting things in the list are:

Duct tape Emergency Blanket Small towel Cargo net Replacement fuses Change of shoes Tool kit

I guess Harley is expecting a very long ride!  Seems like you would be ready for anything with the long list they’ve provided.

Check out the rest of the article for an image to glance at, a PDF to save on your desktop, and the full list in plain text to copy and paste into an email to send to a buddy.  Thanks to Harley-Davidson for the list!

If you are planning a long trip, bone-up on your motorcycle safety and training over at’s Rider Training and Safety section.

Click here to download the PDF to save! Here’s the full textual list to quickly copy and paste to someone:


DOT-approved Helmet Rain jacket and pants Rain gloves Summer gloves Winter gloves Balaclava T-shirts Socks and underwear Synthetic long underwear Long-sleeved shirts Turtleneck shirts Extra jeans Light jacket Leather pants/chaps Riding boots Bandanas Sunglasses Goggles/night time eye protection Change of shoes

Bike Maintenance:

Tool kit Replacement fuses H-D SYN3 lubricant Paper funnel Multi-purpose spray lubricant Motorcycle jumper cables Tire pressure gauge

Personal Items:

Basic toiletries Emergency cash Coins for tolls Sunscreen Earplugs


Road maps Bike registration and insurance info Motorcycle owners or service manual Motorcycle warranty card Camera Cargo net Bungee cords Swiss-style pocketknife or multi-tool Tote sack 2-3 large trash bags Extra zipper-lock bags


Personal first-aid kit Emergency contact number (include doctor/medical professional) List of medical conditions (include allergies) List of current medications Flashlight Spare key Emergency blanket Cellular phone and charger Duct tape

Source [ Harley-Davidson on Twitter ]

By Mark Prociw

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