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I'm Outfitting My Motorcycle for a Long Distance Adventure

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by GoldDeluxe5E3, Aug 26, 2020.

  1. GoldDeluxe5E3

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    Any suggestions what I should bring along?
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    Cash.

    Always take cash.

    Otherwise... i guess it "depends" on the rest of your plans.
     
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    A raincoat, and some socks.
     
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    how long will that green box last on there?...:lol:
     
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    depends....
     
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    Taking a passenger? Maintaining correct social distancing might be a problem...

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    And the op
    Thanx that’s funny and I needed a laugh
     
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    A side car and saddle bags are great storage places. My Police Special panhead came with hard saddle bags and a luggage rack where the radio was installed.

    Put dry stuff on one side and fill the other with ice and beer and perishable food for the trip

    Bedroll and other camping gear along with rain gear was lashed to the luggage rack

    My ‘47 flathead came with a side car. It was a great storage area that with a patch of tarp was pretty dry. No place for ice and beer ;>(
     
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    I think you are good to go.;)
     
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    Oh yes and socks. Always carry a spare dry set. Always.

    Awe man, I got caught in a surprise rainstorm once in about 1979. I quickly found an old gas station canopy to duck under. Poured what seemed like a half gallon of water out of each shoe.

    I dont think I have ever not had a spare dry pair of socks stashed for a single ride since. Ever.
     
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    My brother and I rode our motorcycles from DC area to Hyder Alaska and back. 8,000 miles round trip. However much you think you need, you're going to bring too much of one thing, too little of another. First two days it was in the 90's. I said, "I think we're going to wind up shipping some of the warm weather gear home. It takes up a lot of room." Third day, we woke up and it was in the 30's. I said, "I think we're going to need more warm weather gear." :D
     
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    I don’t think this is a serious thread but the hard core guys say “take everything you plan to take and then leave half of it at home”. Have fun on your trip.
     
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    The best part is that they are panties!

    “It’s my understanding your not allowed to ask us these questions anymore”
     
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    Get a copy of Investment Biker.

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    Also read a lot of "prepper" books and videos about "go-bags".

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    If you were feuding with your soon to be ex-wife, you could get an open face helmet and drive around like this, through all her favorite haunts........and attempt to humiliate her into capitulation.

    But Goodness Knows, there are people on this planet for whom the word "Shame" is unrecognizable. It wouldn't work on everyone.
     
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    A motorcycle was my only vehicle for a couple of years, and I took some big trips on it.

    Take as little as you possibly can. The more you load the bike down, the less fun it is to ride. I had one long trip where I had to bring a bunch of clothes for work, and it sucked. It's been a while since I read "One Man Caravan", but if memory serves, Robert Fulton Jr rode 25,000 miles from England to Japan and brought one change of clothes, a leather jacket, minimal supplies, a 35mm motion picture camera, and a ton of film.

    The things that will drive you to take more stuff are whether it will get much colder along your route (so you'll have to take layers to wear) and whether you are camping. My motorcycle coat was waterproof, but my pants weren't. It was never an issue as I dried off quick enough and it was usually warm enough year round where I rode. I did buy some very lightweight rain gear for an emergency but never needed it.

    Plan to make bad time - IMO 3-4 hours a day is plenty.

    Bring tools, spare innertubes, a pump, and chain lube if you have a chain.

    I'll tell you that I think long trips mess with your head a bit. I had dreams about riding for years after I stopped.
     
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