If you're not the squirm-ish type then VikingWarhorse has a very cool web page
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I pack as light as possible:
- Clothes: about two or three days worth (rolled up in trash bags I have standard leather bags). Your gonna have to stop at a laundry mat some time.
- Rain gear (can double to keep you warm)
- Leathers (jackets and chaps) roll them up and bungie them on
- Basic hygiene kit tooth brush + paste, deodorant, soap, shampoo (I pick them up as I go from the hotels)
- Tools: Road* kit and a set of metric and SAE
allen keys, two adjustable wrenches, tire gauge and an LED light.
- Water or poweraid/gatoraid and snacks
- Keep a hidden stash of cash ($150 or so) and one emergency credit card on the bike (maybe under the seat under with the tools).
- Spare Key if you have one with the wife's stuff
- Sun block and small first aid kit
- Trash bags 1 or 2 of the 30 gal yard type for things that are bungied down (I roll them up with my lethers)
or GPS (may be your cell phone)
- Keep a cell phone charged!!!
- Check in with someone each night at about the same time with your route for the next day . If they don't hear from you they know where to start looking. Some of the drop offs are pretty steep in the Rockies and if you can't get to a phone or have no service they at least have your last known route.
Trial run - pack your bike to see how much space you have left over or will be short! Helps figure out how to pack the bike too.