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jake
So I'm starting this thread mainly because I'm live in MI and its a long time till I can ride again so I'm bored.
I've lived out of a backpack ( baby wipes ) many times but on a bike it bring its own hurdles to the game. I've been gearing up for several months and here is a list of crap I've purchased for the trip.
The trip is going to mainly consist of West Virginia roads but with the turn around point in South Carolina For a total of 10 days.  My Dad is going along for the ride too he has a 2008 Goldwing. I've taken several trips there in a cage so look forward to 2 wheels.
https://goo.gl/maps/f8GvJrDUWx82
Plug kit
https://www.google.com/#tbs=vw:l,mr:1,brand:dynaplug&tbm=shop&q=tire+repair+kit&spd=10089326512200705967
Air compressor http://www.batteryjunction.com/wagan-2020.html?gclid=CjwKEAiA8qG1BRDz0tmK0pufw3QSJACfn6olNcNDmvMSdRcgW8rU85T2I5HAOocWlN-hKKV6VFm7gBoC-anw_wcB
Tent .... Oh yeah I'm camping
http://uedata.amazon.com/Bushnell-Roam-Backpacking-Tent-Sleeps/dp/B00Y101ZL8
Sleeping bag... this isn't the exact one don't think they make it anymore but its close it packs small
http://www.qmuniforms.com/tru-spec-snugpak-sleeper-xtreme-sleeping-bags?PMSRCE=QM15&gclid=CjwKEAiA27G1BRCEopST9M39gykSJADQyqAl42jMNGRAALsGfuFobib87L5duw9cKiOZX74SJxNpzBoC2MPw_wcB#.Vq0TFen2bIU
 
Sleeping pad
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005H414DQ?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o09_s00
PPE.
Rain jacket/ pantshttp://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/klim-forecast-jackethttp://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/klim-forecast-pants
Gloves FYI I paid 160 for these 
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00V28IE9S?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00
 
 
Luggage I picked up the 5 L bag 6 months ago and like the way Kriega works.Kriega 5, 10 and 20 with and tank adapter I have a Nice Northface backpack but don't like riding with a pack on.
http://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/kriega-uscombo30-drypack-system
http://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/kriega-us-5-drypack
http://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/kriega-us-tank-adaptor
Organizers http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00R280UO4?ascsubtag=pfb-NUL-1-2-1452960744896iO&ref_=pfb_NUL_1_2_1452960744896iO&tag=hydfbook0e-20
The one above are fine but a little big so I picked up these too
 
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https://youtu.be/mfymX5uz7B8
I think I have most the tools I care to pack, Hex keys, leatherman socket for the rear axel chain press..
But if any of you riders with road trip experience have some must haves to take please enlighten me.
Update 1/30 Picked up a few thing  got my spare chain master link off Amazon a chain press tool and this pad  http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005H414DQ?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o02_s00Also picked up the Kriega tool roll and Kube 1 Got my bonus check last week LOL ( Spent )zip ties plastic bags tape 550 cord
Junk on my bike https://youtu.be/rg8iWpQRHYw2/6 More junk off amazon Solar charger ( tried it out and it works ) nice for a back up or if you don't have a power source.http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B019B81BF4?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o02_s00Pillowhttp://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B006WS5WXO?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00
spare riding pants price was right http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00BH73E3U?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o01_s00
locks ... Ok so you know the Helmet lock is larger than I hoped the clip is  almost 6" long and 3 " wide the rotor lock works perfect but its not like its fail safe two guys could easily pick this thing up and throw it in the back of a truck.
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0009V1WR0?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005XZQHA4?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00
 
Update 3/22/2016fuel can
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0015I0GE6?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o01_s00
Holster
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005HEJ24Y?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o02_s00
 
 
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Zip ties and electrical tape would be good fasteners just incase you need them. Zip lock bags for your items water proof and organize your stuff. Bike cover if the weather is too crazy and you need to park the bike but those can be a big use of space and may not be worth brining. And bear spray is good for many things that need to be repelled by burning their eye balls.
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castanzarules
I'm very interested in how the Kriega system works for you. Can we see some pics of them on your bike?!
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jake
I'm very interested in how the Kriega system works for you. Can we see some pics of them on your bike?!
Will do. I'm thinking for the 10 days I will need to get more bags or take a back pack not a fan of the backpack but it would be the cheapest way to go since I have it already.Its cold out, but I might try to mess with it today. 

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Simbadc650
Sounds like fun, motivation for someone like me to do. Hope to see updates soon!
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Beemer
I really like the tent you chose. Lot's of screen for ventilation since tents tend to get rather warm and stuffy with the rain fly on.
I found an air pump on Amazon that you may like better. I like it because you can power it from your own battery with power clips and it goes up to 300 psi. It has a lot of positive reviews so I wouldn't be scared to buy it. It's costs a little more but worth it, I think. See for yourself.
 
http://www.amazon.com/Slime-40001-Motorcycle-Tire-Inflator/dp/B000ET9SB4/ref=sr_1_fkmr2_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1454178297&sr=8-1-fkmr2&keywords=compressed+air+motorcycle+tire+inflator
 
I think you're pretty well set to go as is. I've made big trips with less. Twisty, big, W. Virginia hills, nice! You going the trip alone?
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I really like the tent you chose. Lot's of screen for ventilation since tents tend to get rather warm and stuffy with the rain fly on. I found an air pump on Amazon that you may like better. I like it because you can power it from your own battery with power clips and it goes up to 300 psi. It has a lot of positive reviews so I wouldn't be scared to buy it. It's costs a little more but worth it, I think. See for yourself.
 
http://www.amazon.com/Slime-40001-Motorcycle-Tire-Inflator/dp/B000ET9SB4/ref=sr_1_fkmr2_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1454178297&sr=8-1-fkmr2&keywords=compressed+air+motorcycle+tire+inflator
 
I think you're pretty well set to go as is. I've made big trips with less. Twisty, big, W. Virginia hills, nice! You going the trip alone?
I pick out the air compressor because it was cheep less than what it is now and it would fit in My 5 L bag it has a nice light too and I have a cig style outlet on the bike those things are cheep too. http://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/oxford-12v-socket I wanted that style because you can get parts and adapters at every gas station now. It was one of the first mods I did as a matter of fact.
No I plan on going with my Dad he has a Goldwing lol he had gone to SC to visit my brother 14 hours straight so I might be a pain in his butt we will see.
 

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jake
I'm very interested in how the Kriega system works for you. Can we see some pics of them on your bike?!
Updated video in first post  

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lol! Go easy on ol' dad. I wasn't aware you had installed a plug like that, I don't blame you for getting that one. I blindly assumed you would ask a person with a car if you could use their cig. lighter for a few minutes. You don't need no help from anyone! Ha!
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This may or may not be an obvious thing, but I also recommend a AAA membership (the one that covers RVs also covers bikes). They can provide a tow, a jump, gas, etc.
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This may or may not be an obvious thing, but I also recommend a AAA membership (the one that covers RVs also covers bikes). They can provide a tow, a jump, gas, etc.
Well I'm not trying to crap on what you said but I am going to lol a tow from over a thousand miles away will just be shipping to the house and a plane ride home or ride on the back of the Goldwing. I plan on having a small can of spare gas with me and what do you mean by a jump like if the AAA person is a hot chick she will jump my bones;) if I can't get my bike going on a dead battery I should not be riding it haha. All kidding aside I have progressive and plan on upping the coverage for the trip and the rest of the summer. They have stuff similar to what  AAA has. AAA would not insure the FZ-07 here in MI its a sports bike so its a no go.
 

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castanzarules
I'm very interested in how the Kriega system works for you. Can we see some pics of them on your bike?!
Updated video in first post
I love it! Looks great and functional too, you may have just convinced me to go with the Kriega bags over the Nelson Rigg tailbag I was going to get. 
These Michigan winters are rough aren't they?! I need riding weather!!
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hobbs
Sounds like an awesome adventure.
 
Have you consider a hammock shelter? They're typically a lot lighter and much more compact than tents. Plus it's an excellent nights sleep. As an avid hiker/camper, after I switched a few years back I've only used my tent a couple times since.
 
 

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Sounds like an awesome adventure. 
Have you consider a hammock shelter? They're typically a lot lighter and much more compact than tents. Plus it's an excellent nights sleep. As an avid hiker/camper, after I switched a few years back I've only used my tent a couple times since.
 

Yes I sure did,  and room wise your right even though the tent I picked up is small I had to get a few other things to make it more comfortable to sleep on the ground as where if I had a hammock I would not need it. Price wise you can pick up a nice hammock for cheep and I looked around but it looks like  you would still need a rain fly ( tarp) or the nice ones get up in price fast. So the only reason I didn't get one was because I could not find the one that was enclosed for the right price. 

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I'm planning a trip this summer from Georgia up to cali over through the National forests zig zapping states seeing architecture on my fz07 so seeing this was a reminder of stuff I need!
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Probably go to do a 4-5 day trip this year. I'm thinking a 20L tank bag & 40L duffle will do the job but I don't plan on camping. Thought about it thou, how much room does camping gear take up? 25L? 30L?

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Probably go to do a 4-5 day trip this year. I'm thinking a 20L tank bag & 40L duffle will do the job but I don't plan on camping. Thought about it thou, how much room does camping gear take up? 25L? 30L?
 
 
Depends if your going Hammock camping or tent camping Hammock camping you could probably get away with a 10 L with clothes I think with a tent it'd be closet to 30 with large polls if they are smaller possibly 25l lengths the issue there.

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jake
I'm not sure how to pack it all up yet but the goal is no backpack. I like to plan ahead so I might just give it a trial run and see what I come up with.

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Probably go to do a 4-5 day trip this year. I'm thinking a 20L tank bag & 40L duffle will do the job but I don't plan on camping. Thought about it thou, how much room does camping gear take up? 25L? 30L?
Depends if your going Hammock camping or tent camping Hammock camping you could probably get away with a 10 L with clothes I think with a tent it'd be closet to 30 with large polls if they are smaller possibly 25l lengths the issue there.
Been out of camping awhile, but what is hammock camping?

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Depends if your going Hammock camping or tent camping Hammock camping you could probably get away with a 10 L with clothes I think with a tent it'd be closet to 30 with large polls if they are smaller possibly 25l lengths the issue there.
Been out of camping awhile, but what is hammock camping?
Camping with a hammock ;) no tent so it takes up less room 
 

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@paulibiker - Something like a Hennessey hammock. It's a full, well designed shelter. Not a standard lounge around type hammock.
 
http://hennessyhammock.com/
 
My summer hiking kit is around 35L, but that's with food, water and clothing. In the winter I need my 60L bag to accomodate my sleeping bag. It was lightweight for its time, but now there's some super compact stuff out there for the $$.
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So this is what I figured out
I can fit my sleeping bag rain gear and a few other items in the 10
I can fit all my cloths toiletries in the 20 with some space to spare.
the 5 will be for tools plug kit pump
tent will fit between the 5 and the 20 on the tail
 
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So I'm starting this thread mainly because I'm live in MI and its a long time till I can ride again so I'm bored. I've lived out of a backpack ( baby wipes ) many times but on a bike it bring its own hurdles to the game. I've been gearing up for several months and here is a list of crap I've purchased for the trip.
+1 for "baby wipes"  (rofl)

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Simbadc650
I'm planning a trip this summer from Georgia up to cali over through the National forests zig zapping states seeing architecture on my fz07 so seeing this was a reminder of stuff I need!
I was debating a trip from CA to GA, haha! 
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Picked up 2 locks one for my helmet and one for the disc off amazon just a little piece of mind keep the honest people honest
 
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005XZQHA4?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0009V1WR0?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00

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