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post #1 of 22 Old 08-06-2007, 10:10 AM Thread Starter
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What should I take on a week long ride?

I am headed out next weekend for atrip from PA to ME and perhaps canada. Besides the ussual stuff, anything else ya'll can think of.
It will be a credit card camp out, meaning Hotel and motel. All back roads with little if any interstate travel. I have my tool kit, camera, cell, rain wear, lense cleaning kit, sun glasses, personal toiletries. But what else, there has to be something that I am forgetting. I went over the wee real good. We are going to do Mt Washington, the Adirondacs, and Arcadia. I mapped in m route into the Zumo and did the Google flyby ensuring no dirt roads (Dad has a road King, he's 72).
Come on guys, help me think! The time is drawing near.
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It takes a long time to assemble all those little items that make life easer, and the list is not the same for everyone.

Bring your bug juice and just go for it. You can pick up anything you forgot en route. I always carry an extra bungie net in case I want to bring anything along for the return trip.

To get the most enjoyment from Acadia, spend time there after sun-up. It gets crazy-crowded later in the day.

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much of the Mt Washington Autoroad is unpaved if your actually planning on riding to the summit

if not part of your tool kit, something to repair flat tire



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[QUOTE=tmcgee;131063] I always carry an extra bungie net in case I want to bring anything along for the return trip.

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I always have at least 2 sometimes 3 spare bungee nets

one things that always works with souvineers you may buy along the trip. put them in a package and mail/ups them back home



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I just returned from a trip where I needed duct tape. Dropped the bike and broke the signal light housing. The light still works but I needed the duct tape to hold the housing together.

I also took bailing wire, JB Weld, tire repair kit, small air compressor, zip ties and latex gloves (so my hands wouldn't get dirty). All this fit in that small compartment under the seat.

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Thanks, I got the bungees taken care of. Seems as if every time I ordered one of those expensive ones from aerostitch, it was always toooo long, now I have many. I also got a couple of moto fizz cargo nets, again the medium seems bigggg. Got the tire plug kit and CO2 cartrages nder the seat.
Good tip on the tape, never really thought about bringing it, and JB in a pinch. Zip ties and SS wire are covered.
I also am gonna try my new Moto Fizz campseat out, seems to fit well on the strom, i got the medium. I have 2 medium otliebs to go on top of my HT targhees, I wanted to use the net for securing them there. I also thought I would pack my overnight gear in the fizz campseat, its not waterproof and I thought carring it into the motel would make things easier. Heres what storage I have on my wee, any tips for packing would be great.

Wolfman Denali Tank bag
Targhee panniers
2 medium Ortliebs
1 Medium Motofizz tail bag.
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maybe canada

do you have your passport ??

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I usually pack a small can of chain lube to apply every other day.

Here's a link to a page I built when organizing a week-long foray to SportBike West a few years back with some friends.

http://homepage.mac.com/chadr/Trip%20Checklist.htm
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one things that always works with souvineers you may buy along the trip. put them in a package and mail/ups them back home
Yeah, I've been mailing dirty laundry home since I was 18. In those days, you could ship a sea bag from Chicago to Boston via bus for about $4. My dad would pick it up in Park Square.

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Pack your most worn out underwear (ready to be tossed). Wear it and then toss it.

Duct tape is great but strapping tape is better.

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