First things first: There are no rules, only guidelines. There is no "right" way to do things, only personal preference. And experience is the best teacher. But with a little practice and the proper attitude, packing can become an exciting time of anticipation rather than a tedious chore.
Many people feel packing a motorcycle is more about what you leave behind than what you take. One technique is to put everything you would like to bring into a big pile on the floor. Remove the least-essential items first. Eliminate items one by one until the pile becomes manageable – and packable. (And don't forget to check your owner's manual for the cargo weight limits of your bike.
We’ve provided a list of packable items, consider this list a starting point – a "virtual" pile on the floor.
As a reminder, always consult the "Safety First" section of your owner's manual for guidance on proper loading and to be sure you are not exceeding the Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) or Gross Axle Weight Rating (GAWR) of your motorcycle.
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