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"TX3" Group Tour Departs 3/2/2022

Motorcycle Packing Checklist

Click Here for a printable version of the list below. It’s handy for walking around the home while you pack. This page gets updated often, so bookmark it now!

Inspired by a long distance trip from the Midwestern to Pacific Northwestern United States, this list serves as a basic reference for the intermediate rider. Use it to your advantage!¬†You’d be wise to note that it accounts for multiple riders. Clicking a check mark will remove an item from the list. A page refresh resets everything.

With regard to socks, underwear and t-shirts, the specified clothing linked below are quick-dry and hand-wash friendly. Only two of each should leave your doorstep (pack one and wear the other). Efficient and well thought out products such as these minimize the overall storage footprint required and thereby lighten the load for more nimble riding.

Riding:

helmet / lock
neck gaiter
jacket + pants (armored, trilayer)
warm + cold weather gloves
waterproof boots
one-piece rain suit
extra key
ez-pass (midwest tollways)
main/backup helmet coms
sidestand rest
grip-n-ride

Food:

meal bars
water filter
12 ounce klean kanteen
instant coffee
vitamins/supplements + pillbox
multi-vitamin, echinacea, fish oil caps, ginkgo biloba, glucosamine, cal-mag, St. John’s

Clothing:

socks x2 (wear one, pack other)
briefs x2 (wear one, pack other)
t-shirts x2 (wear one, pack other)
thermal base layer
fleece
lightweight convertible pants/shorts
swim trunks / suit
money belt
vented sun hat
polarized safety/sun glasses
casual shoes
scrubba (laundry system)
portable clothesline (laundry system)

Utilities:

ball point pen
road atlas
head lamp
duct tape
gallon ziplock bags x2
jumbo ziplock bags x4
chain lubricant
cargo nets x2
gopro + mounts
smartphone tripod
roadside tool kit (bike-specific)
first aid kit
Pac-Kit, Trauma Pak Kit, SWAT-T Tourniquet

Toiletries:

shower sandals
toothpaste
toothbrush
dental floss
mouthwash
disposable razor
campsuds
quick-dry towel + washcloth
deodorant
cologne
q-tips
lotion
insect repellent/sun screen

Charging:

charge station + jump start
4-port usb hub
usb cable for each device
battery tender usb outlet
snapJack v2
sae lighter socket

Downtime:

collapsible chair
titanium flask
small laptop computer
reading material + eyewear (if any)
deck of cards
folding frisbee

What Are Your Favorite Motorcycle Travel Products?

Motorbike travel is all about the efficient use of limited space. What equipment do you like to bring with you when you tour? What makes this equipment worth having and why? Your input is invited. Post an article!