A list of all the must-have items that you absolutely MUST pack on long distance motorcycle rides. Plus, clever tips for packing things in the saddlebags on your motorcycle, and the best motorcycle luggage that is lightweight and fits on the back of your bike.
We love motorcycling! Since 2011, we've logged over 150,000 miles riding our Harley all across the U.S. (including Alaska), and we've definitely learned a LOT along the way. This is where we share our favorite motorcycle tips -- the best motorcycle gear & accessories, must-haves when you're packing for a motorcycle trip, must-dos when you're motorcycling alone or with friends, and must-see places you'll want to add to your motorcycle bucket list.
Our pull-behind motorcycle trailer is the American Legend trailer from Hannigan Motorsports. Our enclosed motorcycle trailer is the Homesteader Patriot, purchased used. Pics & tips from our experiences with these trailers on cross-country motorcycle trips.
See the 2 motorcycle trailers that we’ve used for our dogs. Both are pull-behind trailers. One is a basic luggage trailer for motorcycling that we used when we only had 1 large dog. The other is a motorcycle luggage trailer with air ride suspension that we used for 2 large dogs after we adopted the second one. See how we how we created our own custom dog motorcycle trailer so we could take our dogs on the road with us!
Planning a long motorcycle road trip soon? We take at least 2 cross-country motorcycle trips each year. I try to pack light and still have all the items we could possibly need for motorcycle travel. Take it from me… here are 20 things that people typically wouldn’t think of packing for a motorcycle road trip — but you should!
We love taking long-distance motorcycle rides. Here are all the best motorcycle maps and motorcycle apps that we use. See how to create custom maps for your own motorcycle trips using Google Maps. Plus, my thoughts on motorcycle map holders and tips for reading maps while you’re on the bike.
I’ve had 3 motorcycles & 3 cameras in the last 4 years. Put 30,000 miles on the bike & 7,500 pictures on the camera a yr. Here’s the best motorcycle camera!
We travel for months at a time on our Harley. See what we pack & how we pack it. Our best motorcycle packing tips for multi-day motorcycle touring vacations.
The first time I went to the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, I didn’t know what to expect. Here are the things you must see, must do & must put on the bucket list.
Heading to Sturgis South Dakota? Want to know the best motorcycle rides through the Black Hills? Here are our faves, and the favorites of most motorcyclists
I’ve got issues — like helmet hair. Soon after getting a new motorcycle, I realized that I would need to figure out a way to keep my bangs from sneaking out from under my helmet and slapping me in the face throughout the entire ride. Worse than that… all of the flyaways that refuse to stay tucked up underneath the helmet actually feel like sharp knives when they’re hitting your face at high speeds! Here are the best motorcycle hair solutions I’ve found!
Have you heard the story behind those little motorcycle bells that you see in Harley stores and on motorcycles? We got a gremlin bell from a fellow motorcyclist soon after we got our new Harley. Thank goodness we did. Here are the incidents and accidents that we survived on the motorcycle recently!
If you’re planning a long-distance motorcycle ride in the near future, then you’ll appreciate these tips which we compiled after taking multi-day trips on our Harley. In addition to packing the bare necessities listed on our basic motorcycle checklist, these things are worth considering as well.
We have been packing for a motorcycle trip every 2 months since we got our first Harley-Davidson motorcycle. We didn’t waste any time before we planned our first long-distance motorcycle trip on our new Harley. Our first 4-day motorcycle trip was from Middle Tennessee to East Tennessee and North Carolina. We rode a number of motorcycle loops near the Tail Of The Dragon. This is our best motorcycle checklist for long-distance trips over several days.