This is my standard gear list of what goes with me when on a motorcycle adventure.  Some items like jackets and gloves may be removed depending on time of year as well as riding destinations.  Typically, I travel on a 3-day cycle of clothing as even though I enjoy motorcycle camping, at times a motel or a place with a bed is warranted due to a change of pace or because of inclement weather conditions.  Renting a room allows for clothing to washed and dried (or hung to dry as most of the clothing is designed to dry quickly).

Some people prefer to travel very light, or minimalist.  If I had a smaller bike, I would be forced to downsize due to space limitations.   My bike currently has a lot of storage locations…panniers, top case, duffel on the back seat, tank bag, and crash bar bags.  Therefore, I do pack a lot of items I would not be allowed to carry on a smaller bike.  However, to help shave weight, I have worked on acquiring backpacking gear due to the reduced size and weight and have opted to expend necessary funds to ensure that I am buying items of quality that will last.  I have no desire to be wet or cold while sleeping or traveling and much of what I carry packs down very small.

Some things I have on the list because I’ve yet to finish testing them out on a journey, such as the two shown water filters.  If I know I’ll be utilizing established campgrounds with tables, I will not bring the Helinox Table One hard top as it will not get used.  Also the list covers a number of accessories as well as riding gear that I would be wearing; all of this is listed to show everything that goes on the bike besides myself and all together this adds up to significant weight.

 

Item Product Qty Weight (oz) Weight (lb) Bike Location

 

Clothing (packing)     154 9.6
Pants LA Police Gear Urban Ops Tactical 2 50 3.1 Pillion Rolled Duffel
T-shirts Eddie Bauer Resolution wicking SS 2 10 0.6 Pillion Rolled Duffel
Fleece Columbia 1 16 1.0 Top Case – Inside
Sweatpants Misc 1 13 0.8 Pillion Rolled Duffel
Shorts Prana Zion 1 9 0.6 Pillion Rolled Duffel
Sneakers Bass Classic Compass 1 25 1.6 Pannier – Left
Shower shoes Wave waterproof water shoes 1 9 0.6 Pillion Rolled Duffel
Belt Mission Belt Company 1 6 0.4 On Person
Riding socks Merino wool 2 5 0.3 Pillion Rolled Duffel
Lounging socks Misc 2 5 0.3 Pillion Rolled Duffel
Underwear ExOfficio GiveNGo 2 6 0.4 Pillion Rolled Duffel

 

Bike Tools     257 16.1
Crash bar bags Blackibags 2 24 1.5 On Bike
Tool kit, misc hand tools Custom assembled (see other menu dropdown) 1 160 10.0 Pillion Seat Area
Extra tools storage Speeco manual canister S24087600 1 13 0.8 On Bike
Cordura tool bags Storm Industries 3 9 0.6 On Bike
Air compressor MotoPumps Mini Inflator 1 18 1.1 Pannier – Left
Tire plug kit Dynaplug Ultralite 1 2 0.1 Pannier – Left
PPS Jump Starter Antigravity Micro-Start PPS XP-3 1 16 1.0 Pannier – Left
Trash bags kitchen sized 4 3 0.2 Pannier – Left
Ziplock bags quart sized, gallon sized 6 1 0.1 Pannier – Left
Gorilla tape 30′ 1 5 0.3 Pannier – Left
Tie-wraps 4″, 8″, 14″ (quantity each size) 20 2 0.1 Pannier – Left
Bailing wire heat resistant 1 4 0.3 Pannier – Left

 

Electronics     153.5 9.6
Bluetooth system Sena SMH10 2 16 1.0 Top Case – Inside
GPS Zumo 665LM 1 11 0.7 On Bike
Video camera Ion Air Pro Lite 1 10 0.6 On Bike
Notebook Lenovo 100s 11.6″ 1 35 2.2 Top Case – Inside
Camera (waterproof) Nikon AW110 1 7 0.4 Tank Bag
Tripod Pedco UltraPod II 1 28 1.8 Pillion Seat Area
SDHC cards 16GB, 64GB 2 1 0.1 Top Case – Inside
Memory card reader Transcend RDF5 USB 3.0 1 1 0.1 Top Case – Inside
External backup HD Buffalo Ministation 1TB 1 6.5 0.4 Top Case – Inside
Portable power strip Monster Power Outlets to Go 3 1 6 0.4 Pannier – Left
Power cords for all electronics 48 3.0 Pannier – Left

 

Camping     307.5 19.2
Tent Marmot Limelight 3P w/ footprint, rainfly 1 91 5.7 Pannier – Right
Custom tent poles Quest Outfitters, max length 17.5″ 1  16 1.0 Pannier – Right
Sleeping bag Nemo Equipment Nocturne 15 1 57 3.6 Pillion Rolled Duffel
Sleeping pad Nemo Equipment Cosmo 25L 1 36 2.3 Pillion Rolled Duffel
Chair Helinox Chair One 1 31 1.9 Pannier – Right
Table Helinox Table One Hard Top 1 33 2.1 Pannier – Right
Fan O2 Cool 5inch battery fan 1 6 0.4 Pillion Rolled Duffel
Pillow Nemo Fillo Luxury 1 12 0.8 Pillion Rolled Duffel
Tent stakes MSR Mini Groundhog 8 2.5 0.2 Pannier – Right
Flashlight – head Princeton Tec FRED 45 lumens 1 2 0.1 Top Case – Inside
Flashlight – tent Coleman Micropacker 1 7 0.4 Pillion Rolled Duffel
Mosquito netting Sea to Summit Head Net 1 1 0.1 Crash Bar Bags
Sleeping bag dry sack Sea to Summit eVac 13 liter bag 1 3 0.2 Pillion Rolled Duffel
Tent dry sack Sea to Summit eVac 8 liter bag 1 2 0.2 Pannier – Right
Tent rainfly dry sack Sea to Summit eVent small 10L 1 4 0.3 Pannier – Right
Whisk broom/pan Coleman 1 4 0.3 Crash Bar Bags

 

Gear     515 32.2
Summer riding jacket Klim Induction 1 62 3.9 On Person
3- season riding jacket Klim Latitude Misano 1 75 4.7 On Person
4- season riding pants Klim Latitude Misano 1 62 3.9 On Person
Insulated jacket Arc’teryx Atom LT 1 11 0.7 Pannier – Right
Backpad Forcefield BackPad Insert Pro 1 12 0.8 On Person
Warm riding gloves Rev It! Dirt 2 1 6 0.4 Tank Bag
Cold riding gloves Refrigewear gauntlets 1 8 0.5 Top Case – Inside
Heated gloves Firstgear/WarmNSafe 15Wx2 1 10 0.6 Top Case – Inside
Heated jacket liner Firstgear/WarmNSafe 90W 1 31 1.9 Top Case – Inside
Heat controller, remote Firstgear/WarmNSafe Dual 2-AA batteries 1 8 0.5 On Bike
Riding boots Sidi Canyon 1 66 4.1 On Person
Thermal underwear Minus33 wool mid-weight 1 20 1.3 Pillion Rolled Duffel
Stocking cap Bear USA 1 2 0.1 Top Case – Inside
Balaclava Minus33 Expedition weight 1 3 0.2 Top Case – Inside
Glasses – reading 1.25x readers 1 2 0.1 Tank Bag
Tank Bag Givi XS308 1 71 4.4 On Bike
Helmet Shark Evoline 3 ST 1 83 5.2 On Person
Helmet bag Shark bag 1 2 0.1 Tank Bag
Weatherproof storage bag Firstgear Torrent 70L 1 23 1.4 Pillion Seat Area
Weatherproof storage bag Firstgear Torrent 40L 1 20 1.3 Pillion Seat Area

 

Cooking/Drink     131.5 8.2
Collapsible pot Sea to Summit X Pot 2.8L 1 11 0.7 Pannier – Left
Collapsible pan Sea to Summit X-Pan 8″ 1 8 0.5 Pannier – Left
Kitchen Set GSI Outdoors Crossover Outdoor 1 10 0.6 Pannier – Left
Stove Primus Classic 2 16 1.0 Pannier – Left
Canister holder MSR canister stand 1 1 0.1 Pannier – Left
Fuel for cookset ISOpropane cartridges, 200g 2 26 1.6 Pannier – Left
Collapsible dinnerware Sea to Summit 3-pc set 1 11 0.7 Pannier – Left
Cooking windscreen Generic 1 4 0.3 Pannier – Left
Utensils (regular) Tritanware black titanium 1 5 0.3 Pannier – Left
Utensil (long spoon) Sea to Summit 1 1 0.1 Pannier – Left
Cooking knife Gerber Gator w/ Bell & Carlson handle 1 5 0.3 Pannier – Left
Water filter Sawyer Mini 1 3 0.2 Crash Bar Bags
Water filter Sawyer Squeeze 1 4 0.3 Pannier – Left
Water carrier MSR Dromedary 4-liter 1 9.5 0.6 Pillion Seat Area
Water carrier hose MSR Hydration Kit 1 3 0.2 Pannier – Left
Flask Stanley Big Steal 8 ounce 1 8 0.5 Pannier – Left
Portable sink Sea to Summit Kitchen Sink 10 liters 1 5 0.3 Pannier – Left
Can opener Compact butterfly generic 1 1 0.1 Pannier – Left

 

Protection/Misc. Tools     55 3.4
Hatchet Fiskars 14″ 1 24 1.5 Pannier – Left
Pocket knife Kershaw Blur 1 3 0.2 On Person
Multitool Leatherman Wingman 1 7 0.4 On Person
Bear spray/holster UDAP Pepper Power 13.6 ounce 1 18 1.1 Tank Bag
Air horn Falcon Safety Super Horn 1 3 0.2 Crash Bar Bags

 

Personals     80.7 5.0
Shaver & cord Phillips Norelco QT4000 1 5 0.3 Pillion Rolled Duffel
Toothbrush & paste Colgate 1 2 0.1 Pillion Rolled Duffel
Deodorant Axe Phoenix 1 2.7 0.2 Pillion Rolled Duffel
Cotton swabs Q-Tips 20 2 0.1 Pillion Rolled Duffel
Towel Packtowl XL Personal Towel 1 7 0.4 Pillion Rolled Duffel
Bag Personals bag 1 3 0.2 Pillion Rolled Duffel
Tissues Kleenex 1 2 0.1 Tank Bag
Toilet paper Half roll, flattened 1 3 0.2 Crash Bar Bags
Medicines Any 5 0.3 Top Case – Inside
EMT level medical kit Custom assembled (see other menu dropdown) 1 49 3.1 Pannier – Left

 

Misc     91 5.4
Tie-down straps – gear ROK straps 4 14 0.9 Pannier – Right
Tie-down straps – bike ProTaper tie downs 2 49 3.1 Pannier – Right
Cargo net Coleman Motorcycle net 1 6 0.4 Pannier – Left
Cable lock Master Lock 8417D Python 1 5 0.3 Tank Bag
Power connection Powerlet Luggage Electrolux connector 1 3 0.2 Tank Bag
Camera mount RAM Mount RAM-B-231ZU 1 5 0.3 On Bike
Notebook Rite in the Rain #393 1 3 0.2 Tank Bag
Pen Fisher Space Pen 1 1 0.1 Tank Bag

 

1745.2 108.8 Totals