Adventurous riders are always on the road. No matter what time of day or night, they need no specific reason to take out their bike and begin the journey. All they need is proper planning and a good company. However, before hitting the road, they need to take essential items with them, so they are prepared to face all kinds of adversity. Sometimes people spend a lot of money on buying stuff that they do not need. You need to identify the length of the trip and then pack your saddlebags accordingly. So neither you overload your bags nor leave anything important behind for the journey.
What is your storage capacity?
Before you embark on your journey, leaving all the stress and worries behind, you need to decide what you would need during the trip, and most importantly, what is your total storage capacity? Well, some touring bikes are constructed with built-in bags, while some require the need to install luggage bags. Soft type luggage is light in weight, cheap, and easier to carry. Saddlebags get seamlessly fit on the pillion seat of a motorcycle and are available in various sizes. You just have to take them off, open the compartments you need access, zip the compartments, and install it on the bike.
You need to think carefully and analyze what you need for your journey that will make your investment in storage worthy. Normally, the items that we need for the trip include clothes, camping equipment, and general stuff, and this makes 90 liters of space sufficient.
What To Pack For A Trip?
What you need to pack for your trip, all depends on the mentioned below factors:
1. How long is the journey?
It is a universal fact that for shorter trips, you need to pack less stuff. A one day ride does not require to carry a lot of gear as on a 2-week or longer trips. Thus, you need to consider the length of your journey.
2. Trip location and terrain
Where you are heading matters a lot, packing for the journey varies as you need to have protective gear accordingly. Riding to Route 66 on touring bike is totally different from riding to Baja California on a dual bike.
3. Riding alone or having a company
If you are traveling with your friend or family member, packing light is crucial. A thumb of the rule to remember is that your passenger will always pack more stuff than you.
Maximum mileage clothes
Bike journey can be dangerous, but if you have the right gear, you don’t need to worry about anything. You need a helmet, gloves, jacket, pants, and boots. Leather is a suitable option in pants or jackets, but if you are short on budget, you can always have those regular design jeans and jackets.
Apart from the gears, you will need sweat-wicking t-shirts, towels, a pair of sandals, shorts, tracksuit pants, etc. Also, you can carry neck warmer and socks and a rain suit. But in the end, it all depends on how long your journey is and where you are going. This helps in outlining the stuff that we need to carry and don’t miss anything important out.
Multi-purpose and convenient items
You might have heard to always travel light no matter where you are going, and this is the beauty of the trip. However, keep other things aside, you need to carry a first aid kit as you can face any type of emergency on your trip. Further, you will also need some plasters, insect repellent, and medicines for nausea and diarrhea.
Other items that you require to make your journey comfortable are camping equipment like a lightweight tent, sleeping bag, pillow, LED light, and groundsheet. A camera is a must to seize all your thrilling memories. Don’t forget to get your visas, documents, insurance, and credit cards.
If you are traveling alone or with a partner, tea and coffee is something that you always need to keep your mind fresh along with beverages to keep you hydrated. So always throw an adequate supply as you can not rely on others. When you need a fix, take out the supplies and refresh yourself, as simple as that.
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