If you’re thinking about taking your motorcycle on a long trip there are some things that you definitely need to know in advance. And it doesn’t matter whether you are taking your own motorcycle or buying or renting a motorcycle from another country and travelling from there. Whatever situation that you have, you need to make sure that you have the necessary motorcycle parts and accessories. There are some basic things that you will definitely have to have with you such as oil filters, tools and air pumps. These are some things that seem very trivial but you may have not thought about in advance. It’s absolutely essential to make sure that you plan ahead.
Some motorcycle parts that you should take with you
So here I’m going to explain some of the things that I think every person traveling with a motorcycle should have with them. I learned what to have and what not to have with me the hard way. I hope that this will help you not face the same problems that I had myself. Some of the things I learned to always have with me are two sets of extra rolling chain sprockets, three to four oil filters, extra sparkplugs, a multi-tool kit, fork stabilizer, lube, bungee cords, spare windshield which is not essential but could come in handy, a mounting kit to be able to change the windshield and also mounting kit bolts, tape to cover and protect your motorcycle, chain and locks for your bike and helmet, an electric pump, and extra tubes. There are also several accessories that I think you should definitely have with you such as a first aid kit, a helmet, a jacket, a vest, waterproof boots, waterproof pants and poncho and couple pairs of gloves. Of course not all of these are absolutely essential but it will not hurt to have them with you.
Why should you have these parts and accessories with you?
The reason I’m saying you should have these motorcycle parts and accessories with you is simply to make your trip safe and hassle free, to save time and also to save money. Imagine your motorcycle breaks down in the middle of nowhere. You may be able to fix it and get it running with some of these simple things. But if you don’t have them you could waste a lot of time trying to find someone to fix them. You may also have to spend a lot of money buying them at a random store in a remote place that doesn’t offer you good prices.