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What to pack.

Over the years we have managed to build up a list of things that need to be considered when packing for a motorcycle touring holiday.

Compulsory/Essential

Documents
Equipment
Passport   GB Sticker (if required)  
Driving License   Waterproofs  
Health Card   Mobile Phone  
Credit Card(s)/Cashpoint Card(s)   Mobile Phone Charger  
Motorcycle Insurance Certificate   Ear Plugs  
Registration Document (V5)   Spare Glasses (if glasses used)  
Ferry/Chunnel Tickets/Booking Confirmation   UK/Euro Plug Converter  
Accommodation Booking Confirmation   Any Required Medication  
Emergency Contact Details (pass to someone else to look after)   Spare Keys (pass to someone else to look after)  
       

Optional

Documents
Equipment
Health/Travel Insurance   First Aid Kit  
Breakdown Cover/Recovery   Spare Bulb Kit  
Cash (in appropriate currencies)   Puncture Repair Kit  
Maps   Can of Tyre Weld  
Route Plan   Tool Kit  
Tourist Guides   Spare Fuses  
Handbook/Manual   GPS + Mounting Kit  
Language Dictionaries/Guides   Top Up Oils/Fluids  
Swiss Vignette (If using motorways in Switzerland)   Chain Oil  
    Sun Glasses  
    Small Torch/Head Torch  
    Alternative Motorcycle Clothing (gloves etc)  
    Chain(s)/Lock(s)  
    MP3 Player  
    Camera (stills/video) with memory capacity  
    Spare Bungees/Cargo Net  
    Electrical Chargers (Camera/Video/GPS)  
    Ratchet Tie Downs  
    Fluorescent Jacket/Waist Coat  
    Sun Cream  
    Airhawk Seat Cushion  
    Cable Ties  
    Latex Gloves  
    Gaffer Tape