Lastly, and perhaps most importantly, be sure to test The Pack. Load everything into your bags and onto the bike, and then go somewhere and spend the night. Trust me, this is where you’ll discover what should stay and what can go. You’ll notice what you wear, how many layers you’ll need if it gets cold, and what never left your duffel bag. You’ll also be able to tell how many of the toiletries that you packed were worth their weight. Hotel rooms often have bars of soap, shampoo and conditioner that you can use. Toothbrushes, razors and other small items are on the ‘don’t leave home without’ list, but like I mentioned earlier, a bottle of Dr.Bronner’s can go a long way and will save you lots room in your Dopp Kit. When you get home from this short test trip, lay out everything you had packed and do a double-take. Make sure each item is essential. Be ready to deal with cold, wet, hot, humid and just about every other climate you might encounter. Layers are important, but a piece that serves two purposes is better. Ultimately though, The Pack is a personal thing, and while I am happy to suggest what you should bring, the final size is really dependent upon the kind of person you are; Kitchen Sink or Minimalist Motorcyclist.