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Old 08-10-2007, 08:45 AM   #1
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checklist for things to bring with you on a long trip?

I'll be taking a long trip in Montana, Idaho and Wyominn in Sep. There have been several threads on things to bring on a long trip. Items such as rain gear, emergency medical kit, tool kit...etc. I just cannot find those threads when I need to refine my check list.
Could someone please help?
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Old 08-10-2007, 09:26 AM   #2
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Old 08-10-2007, 10:06 AM   #3
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This question's been asked before. But it's a very good one. I moved this thread to Equipment, thinking you might get a bit more response here.

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Old 08-10-2007, 12:49 PM   #4
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That's a great link, Thanks!
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Old 08-10-2007, 01:31 PM   #5
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Chris,

I guess I have to ask you a question or two before I can answer your question. Are you a camper or will you be staying at motels along the way?
If you are a camper that presents a whole different set of needs that need to be addressed. If not, then things are simpler.

September weather varies and it will be necessary to have clothing for warm weather and cooler weather. Dressing in layers will allow you to stay warm without overheating.

You will probably need an emergency tire repair kit, basic tools, spare fuses, duct tape, zip ties, electrical tape and maybe a length of mechanics wire.

There are laundromats everywhere so you don't need lots of clothes. Take enough for a two or three days - stop and wash clothes as needed.

The link that Hoots gave you is a good one. Here are a couple more:

http://www.micapeak.com/checklists/

http://www.wetleather.com/reference/camping.html

http://www.visi.com/~dalebor/pack_li...iding_clothing

The mistake I made on my first trip was that I took too much stuff. I have done better on subsequent trips, but I still tend to take too much. There are WalMarts, Walgreens, CVS and the like everywhere. If you need it - they have it.

Besides clothes, riding gear (ATGATT) and rain gear I would recommend a spare set of gloves.

Hope this helps.

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I'll be taking a long trip in Montana, Idaho and Wyominn in Sep. There have been several threads on things to bring on a long trip. Items such as rain gear, emergency medical kit, tool kit...etc. I just cannot find those threads when I need to refine my check list.
Could someone please help?
Thanks!
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Old 08-10-2007, 01:42 PM   #6
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Chris,

I guess I have to ask you a question or two before I can answer your question. Are you a camper or will you be staying at motels along the way?
If you are a camper that presents a whole different set of needs that need to be addressed. If not, then things are simpler.

September weather varies and it will be necessary to have clothing for warm weather and cooler weather. Dressing in layers will allow you to stay warm without overheating.

You will probably need an emergency tire repair kit, basic tools, spare fuses, duct tape, zip ties, electrical tape and maybe a length of mechanics wire.

There are laundromats everywhere so you don't need lots of clothes. Take enough for a two or three days - stop and wash clothes as needed.

The link that Hoots gave you is a good one. Here are a couple more:

http://www.micapeak.com/checklists/

http://www.wetleather.com/reference/camping.html

http://www.visi.com/~dalebor/pack_li...iding_clothing

The mistake I made on my first trip was that I took too much stuff. I have done better on subsequent trips, but I still tend to take too much. There are WalMarts, Walgreens, CVS and the like everywhere. If you need it - they have it.

Besides clothes, riding gear (ATGATT) and rain gear I would recommend a spare set of gloves.

Hope this helps.

If you pass through Michigan look me up!

Jim
Eleven of us will be renting RT's and Harley's and we will stay at motels.
Thanks for the info!
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Old 08-10-2007, 03:22 PM   #7
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Eleven of us will be renting RT's and Harley's and we will stay at motels.
Thanks for the info!
For the guys renting Harleys get condoms, for those renting Beemers you can get hand lotion.

Have a safe trip, where are you renting BMW's from? I will be in your neck of the woods next week, are they being rented locally?
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Old 08-10-2007, 06:25 PM   #8
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Eleven of us will be renting RT's and Harley's and we will stay at motels.
Thanks for the info!
Yeah, I saw the check box for Safe Sex stuff :-)

We'll be renting the bikes from Eaglerider in Jackson Hole. We did a ride in Utah last year and were going to rent the RT from Eaglerider in SLC but 2 of the 4 RT's were totaled. Hopefully they will still be in good shape when we get there in Sep.
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Old 08-11-2007, 08:04 AM   #9
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Chris,

If I were riding a bike that was not my own for a long distance I would take along an Airhawk. An Airhawk would allow you to personalize the seat to your needs. Not sure I would want to ride a stock seat for long distances.

Enjoy the ride and be sure to post a ride report!

Jim
Good suggestion on Airhawk!

I'll video the trip using my helmet cam and post the ride story. Should be fun!

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Old 08-13-2007, 04:40 PM   #10
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Here is one more list

Motorcycle RH case
1 Tool roll
2 Repair Parts container
3 Tire patch kit
4 Jumper cables
5 2 liters of water
6 My stuff, computer clothing, etc
7 Shovel
8 Plexus
9 Cleaning towel
10 Voltmeter



Motorcycle top case
1
First Aid kit
2 Rain Gear
3 Extra gloves
4
Heated jacket
5 Food
6 Tank bag cover
7 Motorcycle cover


Mototcycle tank bag
1 Ipod
2
Intercom
3 Spare ear plugs
4 Water
5 Camera
6
Phone
7 Monocular
8 FogTech
9 SkiGee
10
Cleaning cloth
11 Distilled water
12 Soapy water
13 Nitrile Gloves
14
Pad and pen
15 Air pressure gauge
16 Rescue knife
17 Bandage
18
Maps
19 VC excerpts for lighting
20 Sunglass clip-ons
21
Calculator




Motorcycle LH case
1 Passenger's stuff
2 2 Liters of water
3


Camping RH stuffsack
1 My sleeping bag
2 My sleeping pad
3 Tent
4 Groundcloth




Camping LH stuffsack
1
Passenger Sleeping Bag
2
Passenger Pad
3 Cookset
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Old 08-14-2007, 07:09 PM   #11
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I'll be taking a long trip in Montana, Idaho and Wyominn in Sep. There have been several threads on things to bring on a long trip. Items such as rain gear, emergency medical kit, tool kit...etc. I just cannot find those threads when I need to refine my check list.
Could someone please help?
Thanks!
Hey Chris, im doign the same thing. But i might end up riding to mexico in sept.

check out my site for a list of packing stuff
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