Great thoughts on what/not to bring. I meant more like clever hacks and such. Like the bathtub sticker to keep things from sliding around. 💡I was going to just close this thread and not comment, but I can't help myself. It is obvious to me that's many motorcyclist have never done a lot of business travel, whether local or overseas. We as motorcyclist just don't know what to take and what's not to take.
One of the first trips I took with my wife two up was for 10 days on a ST1100. It has two factory bags. I told her she could come but the righthand bag was hers. Everything she needed had to fit in that bag.
So before you go modify your gear, on your next trip put a piece of tape on every item you are bringing with. Socks and underwear, all cloths, cook gear, sleeping gear, etc. you get the picture. If you use the item take the tape off. Now when you get back home look at everything with tape still on and ask your self why did I bring this. Now there will be thing like the need tools and compressor that most likely will still have tape but those are necessities that you have to have.
Leave the tape on those items that did not get used, if you can and the next trip ask yourself when you see those items "Do I need you?"
If you do this your bike will be happier, it will be easier to pickup if it falls and less weight will be carried, better fuel mpg, longer tire wear, suspension is happier, etc.