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OK, I have done a number of one day rides, but I'm planning my first multi-day ride as I'll head down to Alabama (Huntsville) to visit some friends. Anyways, I'm seeing what others would suggest getting prior to the trip, besides what I already have:

Givi Airflow windscreen
Givi E37 topcase
Isuzu Rodeo backrest

And what I will plan on getting:

Beaded seat cover
Ram Mount for my GPS
O-ring for cruise control (does this really work that well?)
 

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IntRunner40 said:
O-ring for cruise control (does this really work that well?)
I've been using the O-ring system since '05....
works fine for me. :thumbup:
 

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Rain gear, and some warm gear in case the temps take a dip.
Pack things up early and try it on the bike once. :thumbup:
 

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Tire patch kit, Slime, 12v air compressor, jumper cables, safety gear including extra ear plugs.
 

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I'm a KISS person. Many years ago, I took a lot of stuff on both my motorcycle trips and family camping trips. Over the years, I decided there was little need for most of the stuff I took so I decided to pack light.

I think of a 4 day motorcycle trip as 4 day trips. What do you take on a typical 200-300 mile day trip? I take what is on my back, my cell phone, a credit card and a rain suit in case of rain (sometimes). When I take multiple day trips, I only add changes of clothes and personal hygiene items. I take a one gallon freezer bag and put a clothing change in each one and push the air out as I seal it. It takes up very little space and the clothing stays dry. When I use the clean clothes, I put the dirty clothes in the freezer bag and the dirt and moisture stays away from everything else.
 

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YOU WILL NEED A "HARD" ASS................!!!!!!!!! :lol: :lol:
 

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YOU WILL NEED A "HARD" ASS................!!!!!!!!! :lol: :lol:
and a sammich :cheers:
 

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Just read the "minimalist" list of things to bring along. Omg! Seriously? Torch? Solder? Fluke meters? Ratchets? :?
I'll stick to a first aid kit, flat tire kit, bungees and a rain suit.
 

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I'm a KISS person.
+1 Me too!
I bring a credit card, some cash, cell phone, and my roadside assistance card.
Everything else is optional and up to each individual and their needs or comfort level.
 

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While I also agree with the KISS method, a lot depends on where you plan on riding for a few days.

If you going to the "boonies", you need to be prepared.
 

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I just want to say thanks for the comments and sharing of links as it gives me a little more to think about.
 

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Forget the tire patch kit and get either an AAA or a CAA membership. For a two week trip I bring two sets of driving clothes, most of which are easily washed or rinsed in a motel room, a sweater for under my jacket, rain suit, toiletries, OEM tool kit, camera, first aid, and a bottle of scotch to share with companions as you sit outside in the plastic motel chairs talking about your bikes.
 

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Forget the tire patch kit and get either an AAA or a CAA membership.
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Only if you're staying within cell-phone coverage or on roads with enough traffic that you can expect to flag down a passing vehicle to have them call the AAA/CAA for you when they get into cell coverage again. Otherwise, bring the patch kit and some way to re-inflate the flat tire (pump or CO2 cartridges).
 

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Only if you're staying within cell-phone coverage or on roads with enough traffic that you can expect to flag down a passing vehicle to have them call the AAA/CAA for you when they get into cell coverage again. Otherwise, bring the patch kit and some way to re-inflate the flat tire (pump or CO2 cartridges).
Absolutely. If I run over a nail or screw, I can be rolling again within 20 to 30 minutes, and that includes the 10 minutes for swearing and cursing!
If you're out in backroads country, the local CAA/AAA tow truck might not have the correct equipment to safely lift/tow a scooter without damage to the tupperware so any ways to avoid that are a huge benefit.
 
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