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Below is a long list of potentially packable items, grouped into several different categories. Items that might be considered "essential" are marked with an asterisk. Consider this list a starting point – a "virtual" pile on the floor. Then remove (or add) items according to your own needs and limitations. Print this page and mark the boxes next to the items you pack for your trip. Then, save it for future reference as a handy packing checklist.




*Basic toiletries

*Rain jacket and pants

Emergency cash

*Rain gloves

Change for tolls (keep in easy-to-access place)

*Summer gloves *Winter gloves Overboots or rain gaiters Heated gloves Hand warmer packets Glove liners Heated vest liner Skullcap Micro fleece neck warmer Balaclava Fleece head wrap T-shirts Socks and underwear Synthetic long underwear

Sunscreen Lip balm Nail clippers Handkerchief Tweezers Small package of tissue Cotton or earplugs Contact lens solution Moisturizing eye drops Fork and spoon in plastic wrapper Traveler's roll of bathroom tissue Moist towelettes/ wipes Emergency Items

Long-sleeved shirts Turtleneck shirts

*Personal first-aid kit

Extra jeans

*List of emergency contact numbers (include doctor/medical professional)

Light jacket Leather/cold-weather jacket Chaps

*List of current medications

Leather pants

*List of medical conditions (include allergies)

Riding boots

*Small waterproof flashlight

Leather or denim vest

*Spare key

Bandanas – two (one for face; one for neck or forehead)

Basic cold and headache medicine

Sunglasses Goggles/night eye protection Change of shoes Sock liners Cooling neck wrap (such as Kool Tie) Windbreaker or light jacket

Antihistamines Insect bite stick Utility light Emergency blanket Cellular phone and charger Telephone calling card Small candle

Bike Maintenance

Waterproof matches and fire-starting kit

*Tool kit

Duct tape

*Replacement fuses

Electrical tape

8-in-1 screwdriver

Small amount of (baling) wire

Spare spark plugs and plug wires

Bottle of water

Genuine Harley-Davidson Motorcycle Oil

Energy food bars

Paper funnel

Eyeglass repair kit

Small can of multi-purpose spray lubricant


Motorcycle jumper cables

*H.O.G.® Touring Handbook

Turn-signal and brake-light bulbs

*H.O.G. membership card

Tire gauge

*Bike registration and insurance info

Bike cover

*Motorcycle owners or service manual

Harley Care Starter Kit (cleaning supplies)

Motorcycle warranty card


Pen and small notebook

Locking pliers

Kickstand board

Needlenose pliers Sidecutters

Camera and film (or disposable camera)

Clutch cable or clutch saver

Small sewing kit

Thread locking adhesive (such as Loctite)

Cargo net

Various nuts, bolts, washers

Swiss-style pocketknife or multi-tool

Torx and allen wrenches

Tote sack

Closed/open-end wrenches (standard and metric – bring only the ones common to your bike)

Two or three large trash bags

Basic socket set with one drive (bring only the ones common to your bike)

Bungee cords (various lengths)

Small can opener Bike lock Extra zipper-lock bags Small towel

Safe Riding  

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