Grand Junction preparing for a long-distance road trip takes careful planning: Deciding on the route, what to take, then strategically fitting it all into the trunk of your car. But what if your vehicle is a motorcycle?
Without the luxury of space, packing what you need for a trip on your bike can be even more challenging. We compiled a list of essentials for a motorcycle road trip from experienced riders and the Harley Davidson website.
So, before you head on down the highway, Grand Junction here are 21 things to have on your motorcycle road trip checklist:
1. First and foremost, make sure everything on your bike is in 100% working order. It’s wise to have it serviced before you leave – fluids changed, valves calibrated, fuel system cleaned, electrical system checked, bulbs changed and tires checked
2. Carry a tire-plug kit with a CO2 tire-inflation system or a small pump
3. A portable GPS system or map
4. A full-face helmet for accident and weather protection
5. Custom earplugs to minimize wind noise
6. Extra gloves (summer or winter depending on the season and a waterproof pair)
7. Riding boots, plus overboots or rain gaiters
8. Cooling neck wrap for warm weather days
9. A heated riding suit for cold weather days
10. Rain gear
11. Protective eyewear, including sunglasses and rain/night goggles
12. Waterproof luggage
13. Bungee cords and nets to secure luggage
14. Backpacks and fanny packs that allow easy access to necessities (cell phone, map, glasses, etc.)
15. Necessary documents, including your ID, insurance and roadside assistance information
16. Trash or zip-top bags to keep items dry
17. A cover to protect your ride
18. Wrenches, sockets and other tools specific to your bike
19. Air pump, flashlight or headlamp, hazard light, cable ties, duct tape, Swiss Army knife
20. First aid kit
21. At least 2 gallons of water to stay hydrated
Grand Junction these items are important to pack, but completing an approved safety course can prepare you for a long road trip on your bike and could save you money on your motorcycle insurance policy.
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