Long Trip Advice

Discussion in 'General Harley Davidson Topic' started by Plummie09, Aug 17, 2015.

  1. Plummie09

    Plummie09 Member

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    My vacation starts August 24, 2015. I have a week. My plan is to start by heading to Milwaukee to the Harley Davidson Museum and see the bronze Fonze then head onto Route 66 for a few days before I have to head back home. Hopefully, I'll make it to Missouri.

    What are the most important things to bring along on such a trip? I don't want to forget anything.

    Any advice on what to see or where to stay?
     
  2. Dr. Dolittle

    Dr. Dolittle Experienced Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    Cell phone and charger, HOG/AMA card, sunscreen, prescriptions meds/glasses, cash/credit cards, gear for any weather you may encounter, paper maps, hmmm... can't think of anything else right now.
     
  3. gator508

    gator508 Senior Member

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    The good doctor just about has you covered. One thing I would do is pack everything you think you need and then really see if its necessary. I have usually found myself taking too much stuff. Good luck and ride safe!
     
  4. Jeff Klarich

    Jeff Klarich Well-Known Member Contributor

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    If you're riding the sporty you'll have limited space but I'd suggest a handful of assorted tools,plastic tie's just in case. The above posts are a must.
     
  5. tourbox

    tourbox Senior Member

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    Don't forget a camera for memories.
    tourbox
     
  6. Dan.1977P

    Dan.1977P Active Member

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    Duct tape, OTC pain reliever, ear plugs
     
  7. wjsjr

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    A quart of oil.
     
  8. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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    Zip lock baggies to keep things dry:D
    Insurance card and registration
     
  9. Breeze3at

    Breeze3at Well-Known Member

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    Drink water all the time, even when you are not thirsty. The first signs of not having enough water in you is achy joints and slower decision making.
     
  10. Plummie09

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    I'm getting a little anxious for this trip! I'm going to start watching the weather channel to see what I may run into. Got my rain suit ready to go. I'm writing down all these items you've suggested and making sure to bring them along. I am riding my 1200 with a bag on the back. I'll post some pictures along the way, if I can figure out how to do that. 5 more days....