1. Improvisation

T10 Touring Tips Improvisation

When it comes to motorcycle touring, the best skill to have is knowing how to improvise. Like the coat hanger throttle lock in #3, improvisation will get you through many troublesome situations. Whether it’s stuffing newspaper into your summer riding gear to stay warm because you didn’t realize how drastically desert temperatures can drop at night, or purchasing a small fan from a local hobby shop to cool an overheating rectifier on a 1987 Honda VFR750F, knowing how to cope with a situation while far away from the comforts of home is consummate to any great motorcycle touring trip.

  • Jose Ferrer

    Just get out there and do it! I started in DC and I’ll be in LA in a couple of days and I’m on a CBR250!

  • Russ Archer

    LOL…where can I get the purple blanket hoodie in #5?

  • fastfreddie

    There may be the option of buying a very second hand cruiser to do the job and sell it/give it away at the journeys end…May even spice up the trip along the way;)

    Nice top ten list.Got to get that superwedge!Anyone got one for sale?