Touring is one of the great joys of owning a bike. No matter if you are going on a short ride or on a long tour, it is equal fun, no matter what. But when it comes to travelling longer distances, you happen to be prepared to expect the unexpected. And that is why it is not such a bad idea to get yourself accessorized accordingly to make your life a little bit that extra easy. So here are top 10 bike accessories for you and your bike before going on a long trip. Make a note that I have not mentioned things like helmets and bike gear because that is something vital and not an extra accessory.
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Carrying luggage on back sacks works most of the times, but when it comes to carrying lots of luggage if you happen to be travelling on a longer tour or just don’t like to give any stress to your back, a saddle bag comes a lot handy to store your luggage.
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|TRP TRADERS Heavy Duty Customized Throwover Saddle Bag, Shifter Bag for Royal Enfield Harley BSA Norton||TRP TRADERS||Prime||Buy Now|
|Auto Hub Waterproof Bike Twin Saddle Bags - Black||Auto Hub||Prime||Buy Now|
|Raida ThruX Motorcycle Thigh Bag||Raida||Prime||Buy Now|
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Tank bags are not something that is totally required, but you have to agree the practicality it offers in terms of carrying small luggage items which you can easily reach like your cell phone, wallet, camera, other small accessories, etc.
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|Fifty55Five Motorcycle Universal Tank Bag/Pouch with Waterproof Cover||Prime||Check on Amazon|
|Golden Riders Zeta Motorcycle Tank Bag/Magnetic Bag for Metal Tank Motorbikes||Prime||Check on Amazon|
|GUARDIANGEARS Jaws Mini 18L Magnetic Tank Bag with Rain Cover for All Motorbikes with a Metal Tank||Prime||Check on Amazon|
|Spedy Waterproof Magnetic Motorcycle Motorbike Oil Fuel Tank Bag Pouch for Phone/GPS Model_No.MSSPNL75||Prime||Check on Amazon|
|VIATERRA Oxus Magnetic - Motorcycle Tank Bag 13 LTR with RAIN/DUSTCOVER INCL. | Suitable for Motorcycles with Metal Tanks ONLY||Prime||Check on Amazon|
Bungee Cord / Octopus:
You can have all the bags in the world but it never hurts to keep some extra cord on hand to secure your extra bags so that they do not fall off or move around making the bike instable due to the weight shift.
|Autofy Multipurpose Ultra Flexible Bungee Rope/Luggage Strap/Bungee Cord with 15 MM Diameter and Metal Hooks (Multicolored, Set of 2)||Prime||Check on Amazon|
|Ezip High Strength Stretchable Elastic Rope/Bungee Cord for Hanging Clothes, Tying Behind Bikes etc (Size: 6 ft Available) Adjust Anywhere with Hook (4) (2)||Prime||Check on Amazon|
|AQBAH High Strength Elastic Bungee/Shock Cord Luggage Tying Rope with Hooks (Multicolour) -Set of 3||Prime||Check on Amazon|
|Genxtra® High Strength Elastic Neon Color Bungee Cords, Luggage Tying Rope with Hooks, Set of 2, 8 feet, Assorted Neon Color||Prime||Check on Amazon|
|Gear Up Helmet Luggage Retractable Elastic Rope Strap/Bungee Cord Universal for Kawasaki Z800||Prime||Check on Amazon|
|Vatsas Universal Bungee Cargo Luggage Net Holder for Bike and Motorcycle - Strong and Elastic 30 x 30cm Mesh Rope Straps for Holding Bags, Helmet or Box (Black)||Prime||Check on Amazon|
Spare Fuel Can:
This is especially handy if you are travelling to Ladakh or such places where access to fuel is not always that easy. It still doesn’t hurt to have some extra fuel handy anyways because you might never know if you reach a fuel station and that station is not in order and you are left without fuel with no other station for a long duration.
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|Fuel Mate 20 Liter Green Metal Jerry Can, 14 Inch x 6 Inch x 18 Inch for Generators, Jeeps and Other Vehicles||Prime||Check on Amazon|
|JTI Plastic 20L Jerry can with Integrated Spout for Generators Jeeps Marine Activities Boat (15X7.5X20-inch, Red)||Prime||Check on Amazon|
Travelling long distances means there are issues and no one is able to keep to schedules properly. That means no matter what you always do end up travelling in the dark at some point and the headlights on our bikes is seldom enough. So it is always a good idea to get our bikes equipped with fog lamps so that you are not left blind. But do take care if the battery of your bike can handle it.
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|Andride 9 LED Round Fog Light 15W Lamp for Motorcycle Car ATV Jeep 4x4 Tractor Off Road Waterproof Dustproof Shockproof 3 inches Lamp with Mounting (Pack of 2 with Swich)||Check on Amazon|
|AllExtreme EX2OF2P 2 LED Oval CREE Fog Light Off Road Driving Projector Lamp with Mounting Brackets for Motorcycles and Cars (20W, White Light, 2 PCS)||Check on Amazon|
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Swiss Knife / Multi-tool:
Apart from the amazing tax laws and chocolates, Swiss have done something great and that is the Swiss knives. They have a lot of small handy tools like blades and screwdrivers and they can always come handy in many cases. Else the bottle opener always comes handy after a long ride; (wink!).
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|Alexvyan Red and Black Dot 11 In 1 Stainless Steel Multi Functional Swiss Army Style Knife||Prime||Check on Amazon|
|Victorinox Rally Red Swiss Army Knife 9 Functions (0.6163)||Prime||Check on Amazon|
When riding to faraway places, you don’t always just ride. You do get off and explore some other places, and if there is darkness you cannot always rely on your cell phone flash. Plus if you do happen to be caught in the middle of the road and need repairs, then a torch comes handy to illuminate. But do prefer going for the new white light LED torches.
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|SYSKA T112UL MAXLIT 1W Bright Led Rechargeable Torch (Red)||Prime||Check on Amazon|
|Care 4 JY Super 9050 High Power Long Life Flashlight - Rechargeable and Two Bulb LED Torch Emergency Light (Black)||Prime||Check on Amazon|
|Syska T0790LA Tuo Portable Rechargeable Led Lamp Cum Torch with 4hrs Backup (Green-White)||Prime||Check on Amazon|
|ZAUS Zilant JY-8990 Plastic High Power Rechargeable Industrial Security Purpose Metal Flashlight Torch for Camping Hiking Outdoor and Everyday Purpose (Black)||Prime||Check on Amazon|
Tyre Repair Kit:
Getting tubeless tyres fixed up is an easy job today if you have the proper tools for it. So it is always a good idea to have a kit ready with you. If not that then you can always get the tyres filled up with sealant if you would prefer that.
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|TIREWELL TW-5009 Tubeless Tire Puncture Repair Kit 6 in 1 Portable Flat Tyre Puncher Repair Box for Cars, Trucks, Motorcycles and SUVs||Prime||Check on Amazon|
|Lukzer (Set of 4) Emergency Tubeless Flat Tyre Puncture Repair Kit for Bike Car & Truck ((Rasp Tool + Split-Eye Inserting Needle + Rubber Cement + Extra Strip)||Prime||Check on Amazon|
|Dayalu Portable Floor Foot Activated Bicycle Air Pump, Precision Pressure Gauge High Pressure Pedal Inflator, Portable Foot Air Mercury for Ball, Bicycle, Scooter, Motorcycle, Car Pumping, Toys Balls Inflatable||Prime||Check on Amazon|
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|Vinsh Enterprise Foot Pump, Portable High Pressure Foot Pump | Air Tyre Inflator, Pump Compressor for Bike/Car/Cycles and All Vehicles.||Prime||Check on Amazon|
Using GPS sucks a lot out of your phone and being stranded at any time without any access to communication is even worse. So it is always a good idea to get a portable charger for your phone in terms of a power bank or a bike charger. BOLT is one such good option among many others.
|BOBO Claw-Grip Aluminium Waterproof Bike/Motorcycle/Scooter Mobile Phone Holder Mount with Fast USB 3.0 Charger, Ideal for Maps and GPS Navigation (Black)||Prime||Check on Amazon|
|RoboTouch RideOn Pro Mobile Charger tor Two Wheelers with Fuse||Prime||Check on Amazon|
|Autofy A-12 X-Grip Premium Bike Mobile Charger & Phone Holder Bike Mobile Holder Version 2 for All Bikes Scooters (5V-2A Black)||Prime||Check on Amazon|
As much as everything else, a lubed up chain is that much more important for a smooth ride. A dirty and dry chain means issues like breaking and transmission loss. So get a small can of lube and keep your bike chain lubed up every 300-400 kilometres for a smooth ride.
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|Castrol Chain Lube Racing Spray (400 ml)||Prime||Check on Amazon|
|Technolube Motul Chain Clean C1 and C2 Chain lube (150ml) with Bike Chain Cleaning Blue Brush (Colour May Vary)||Prime||Check on Amazon|
So this is a nice and handy list of bike parts and bike accessories for you to consider before going on a nice long trip. None of these items are really mandatory other than the lube and a proper tool kit and then you always need your regular biking gear as well. So do consider the options, ride safe and have a lovely one.