What To Carry With You - The Magic Bag

In the December 1998 issue of "Motorcycle Cruiser" magazine, then editor Art Friedman wrote a couple of pages, listing items he carries with him either some of the time or all of the time. I won't re-type the entire article but below you'll find a list of the items and where they're carried (on Art's bike) to pick and choose what might be important to you.


Pockets & Wallet

  • Change for phone booth
  • Credit Cards
  • Small Pocketknife/Flashlight Combo

Tail or Saddlebags

Many of these items are for longer trips, others can stay in your bags at all times carried in a 6-pack bag.

  • Face Shields Stored in Socks
  • Small Can of Cleaner (Plexus, Pledge, Honda, etc.)
  • Clean Rags (shop and microfiber)
  • Watter Bottle
  • Spare Gloves
  • Rainsuit
  • First-aid kit
  • Bicycle Strobe Light
  • Tools (small Crescent wrench, pliers, ratchet and sockets, box wrenches, Allen wrench set, Tire repair kit, Jumper cables, Waterless hand cleaner, Tow Strap)
  • Parts & Supplies ( Duct tape, Nuts & bolts, 6 feet of electrical wire, Cotter pins, Bulbs, Fuses, Tire sealant, Spark plugs, Small container of oil)
  • Weather Band Radio
  • Local & state maps
  • Compass
  • Bike Lock
  • Bungee Cords
  • Registration and Insurance papers
  • Kickstand plate

Fanny Pack

  • Cell phone, with emergency phone numbers
  • Waterproof flashlight
  • Spare batteries
  • Small bottle of "Lenscrafters" solution for cleaning face shields
  • Multi-Tool (Gerber, Leatherman, etc.)
  • Pen & Paper
  • Sunglasses
  • Whistle
  • Glasses
  • Ear plugs
  • Tire gauge
  • Spare bike key
  • Cable ties
  • Bandanna
  • Lip Balm, Sunscreen
  • Contact lens supplies
  • Hand cleaner wipes
  • Camera

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