HD Recommends Things to Pack on a Long Motorcycle Trip

Mark Prociw
by Mark Prociw

List suggests that you should ride pretty far

hd recommends things to pack on a long motorcycle trip

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.

hd recommends things to pack on a long motorcycle trip

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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