HD Recommends Things to Pack on a Long Motorcycle Trip

Mark Prociw
by Mark Prociw

List suggests that you should ride pretty far

Harley-Davidson was kind enough to post on Twitter a PDF of a list of things to bring with you on a long motorcycle trip.

And what a list!

It’s hard to believe you could squeeze all this stuff onto yourself and your bike.

A few interesting things in the list are:

  • Duct tape
  • Emergency Blanket
  • Small towel
  • Cargo net
  • Replacement fuses
  • Change of shoes
  • Tool kit

I guess Harley is expecting a very long ride! Seems like you would be ready for anything with the long list they’ve provided.

Check out the rest of the article for an image to glance at, a PDF to save on your desktop, and the full list in plain text to copy and paste into an email to send to a buddy. Thanks to Harley-Davidson for the list!

If you are planning a long trip, bone-up on your motorcycle safety and training over at Motorcycle.com’s Rider Training and Safety section.

Click here to download the PDF to save!

Here’s the full textual list to quickly copy and paste to someone:


  • DOT-approved Helmet
  • Rain jacket and pants
  • Rain gloves
  • Summer gloves
  • Winter gloves
  • Balaclava
  • T-shirts
  • Socks and underwear
  • Synthetic long underwear
  • Long-sleeved shirts
  • Turtleneck shirts
  • Extra jeans
  • Light jacket
  • Leather pants/chaps
  • Riding boots
  • Bandanas
  • Sunglasses
  • Goggles/night time eye protection
  • Change of shoes

Bike Maintenance:

  • Tool kit
  • Replacement fuses
  • H-D SYN3 lubricant
  • Paper funnel
  • Multi-purpose spray lubricant
  • Motorcycle jumper cables
  • Tire pressure gauge

Personal Items:

  • Basic toiletries
  • Emergency cash
  • Coins for tolls
  • Sunscreen
  • Earplugs


  • Road maps
  • Bike registration and insurance info
  • Motorcycle owners or service manual
  • Motorcycle warranty card
  • Camera
  • Cargo net
  • Bungee cords
  • Swiss-style pocketknife or multi-tool
  • Tote sack
  • 2-3 large trash bags
  • Extra zipper-lock bags


  • Personal first-aid kit
  • Emergency contact number (include doctor/medical professional)
  • List of medical conditions (include allergies)
  • List of current medications
  • Flashlight
  • Spare key
  • Emergency blanket
  • Cellular phone and charger
  • Duct tape

Source [ Harley-Davidson on Twitter ]

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