Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Oakland, CA, USA
I tour on my Sprint ST and usually am out for a month or two, camping.
backpacking tent,sleeping bag, small air mattress,compact electric tire pump w/adaptor
nerd light (aka white and red LED headlamp with flashing function for emergency road use)
GPS, cel phone, mobile charger
REV-it Cayenne pro suit, so no need for a rainsuit
electric vest for high altitude, warm and cool weather gloves
sunglasses, sunblock, earplugs
spare quart oil, chain lube, clip-style master link, spare clutch cable, spare headlight and stoplight bulbs, tire plug kit (automotive rope-style), spare set of keys for the bike -can't stress that enough - small tube of PC7 putty-style epoxy, several zip ties, small roll electrical tape, small roll safety wire, 3" square of medium grit emery cloth, 3" square of aluminum foil, pair quality disposable latex gloves, film can of pumiced fast orange hand cleaner
tools: common allen bits for the bike, mini vice grips (the real ones, not the cheap imitations), usual stock tool kit, quality long handle 1/4" rachet and selected small sockets, one single edge razor blade
The epoxy putty, sandpaper, safety wire, electrical tape and mini vice grips are handy if you drop your bike in the middle of nowhere and tear off a hard bag, snap off the footpeg and shifter and hole your engine cover, like I did. You straighten the bag brackets with the vice grips, swap the passenger peg to the driver location and wire in place, clamp the vice grips onto the shift shaft and wire shut so you can shift again, then sand the hole in the engine case and epoxy so the oil stays in the engine. Then ride the bike so repaired from the end of the PCH to Olympia, WA. where parts are available & more permanent repairs can be made.