Q: What should I pack for a motorcycle road trip?
If you're getting ready for a long-distance motorcycle road trip, you'll need to pack smart. Aside from ensuring your bike is loaded evenly to distribute the weight of your gear, you'll also want to stick to just the essentials. In addition to your personal needs like clothing and toiletries, there are several items that can make your road trip easier, safer, and more enjoyable no matter what circumstances you encounter.
A safe motorcyclist will keep an emergency kit on his or her bike at all times with the essentials for most roadside emergencies. Plus, knowing the rules of the road preps you mentally for the trip.
Make sure you have the following items packed.
- Critical spare parts (bulbs, spark plugs, fuses) and chain oil
- Tire repair kit
- Duct tape
- First aid kit
- Rain gear or poncho
- Spare phone battery or portable charger
- Bottled water
- Non-perishable snacks
These items will help you through most minor roadside emergencies, or at least keep you safe and comfortable until help arrives. Before you set out, it's a good idea to get the number for roadside assistance in your area. If you are a AAA member, make sure you have your card on you at all times. It's also a good idea to pre-plan your route and identify places to stop for gas and to rest.
Make sure you have your bike checked out by a professional mechanic and get any tune-ups or fixes necessary to keep it safe on long journeys. If you notice anything odd about how your bike handles during your trip, pull off the road and locate the nearest mechanic to have your motorcycle checked for any damages.
Even with all this preparation, accidents still happen, even to experienced riders. The Law Office of Jason R. Schultz, P.C. is here to help Peachtree City residents recover damages after they've been seriously injured or lost a loved one in a motorcycle accident. Contact our office today to schedule an appointment for a FREE consultation regarding your legal options. 404-474-0804.