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10 Things You Need For a Motorcycle Trip - Gear, Luggage + Tech 🏍

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What you need to pack for your next long distance motorcycle trip for the weekend or across the globe, luggage systems, GPS, boots, helmets, jacket, seat warmer? Get Inspired to travel the world by motorcycle as I explore the Horizons Unlimited Overland Travelers Meeting 2016 in Mariposa California. I talk with other riders about their gear load out, give you my thoughts on gear an tech to take, and find out what other's consider their #1 piece of gear or tech the take when they travel by motorcycle. Want to learn what this event was all about, check out my Vlog about Horizons Unlimited Meetings - https://youtu.be/sHU5akm_GpI Fellow People and Riders Interviewed: Joe and Garrett- 2wheeled ADVenturers- 2wADV.com Rosie Gabrielle - https://www.instagram.com/rosiegabrielle/ https://www.youtube.com/user/rosieGabrielle David Winters - http://www.atlasthrottlelock.com/ Horizons Unlimited Events - http://www.horizonsunlimited.com/ [Gear used in this video] : Cheers to 5.11 Tactical for the swag! -https://goo.gl/widPzL Pants - http://amzn.to/2g8LAet Watch - http://amzn.to/2fbWfmL Canon 80D DLSR - http://amzn.to/2aVPgNu 10-22mm Canon Lens - http://amzn.to/2esyhca Microphone for GoPro - http://amzn.to/2ba6tFN Rode Video Microphone for Canon - http://amzn.to/2b6jTD6 Bendy Tripod - http://amzn.to/2bahAPd Ball Head you'll need for Bendy Tripod - http://amzn.to/2aZaLiJ ▻ FOLLOW ME HERE! ◅ +FACEBOOK - http://www.facebook.com/ChaconAlex +INSTAGRAM - http://www.Instagram.com/AlexChacon_Official +TWITTER - http://www.twitter.com/alexchacon_1 +SNAPCHAT - ChaconAlx +WEB SITE - http://www.modernmotodiaries.com +WEB SITE - http://www.conquertheworld.com ✉ CONTACT ME ✉ → Business - [email protected] → Business - [email protected]
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oneway mike (4 days ago)
Baby powder!
Aryan Pawar (23 days ago)
Thanks bro
Monpti Dévante (1 month ago)
that was definitely NOT helpful... I mean come on, everyone knows that stuff. Helmet ? GPS ?? why someone would not take this with him? From a guy like you I was expecting something better. Didn't even talked about spare tires... anyways. My opinion
mike arasta (2 months ago)
rear tail boxes usually break off, specialy in bumpy roads !!!!!
leet pitdog (3 months ago)
I know this is a older vid. But i watched it and just noticed someone. 2:44 Rosie Gabrielle from Youtube. Love that sweet girls vids.
Ismaeel Mohammad (4 months ago)
In pakistan people double on 70cc bikes and finish 6000km tours....
Alexandre Venâncio (5 months ago)
Great video! By the way, can you tell me the name of the very last song played? Thank you very much!
bren106 (5 months ago)
*CABLE TIES, or ZIP TIES* as they call them in U.S
Karl Rock (6 months ago)
Tyre repair kit alongside the tools is handy.
Aryan Prakash (1 month ago)
Nahi chahiye ji
Andrew Jackson (6 months ago)
I thought number one would actually be the bike because if you don't have the bike there's no bike trip......hahahaha!!
Silver Van Man (6 months ago)
Don't make yourself a target is a great bit of advice. Bling attracts attention!!!
F Mat (7 months ago)
Yeah, buy all that STUFF and then come home to be a "wage slave" to pay for it. And, boy will you PAY for ti!!!
usbsol (7 months ago)
Messy and sloppy vid...
Mauricio Farell (8 months ago)
Nice!!! Thank you!!! Thumbs up for the great video!!! Well, I'm kind of a newbie, just being riding for a couple of years but I love to have a can of "fix'a tire" thingie or a flat tire kit! I got a flat tire in the middle of a trip to Oaxaca without civilization for a couple of a hundred kilometers and it was not a great experience... I got a can of the fix'o thing and I got a flat in the city, no biggie and it got me home where I could fix it properly (Maybe roads in Mexico are not as great as up north so I really appreciate the emergency flat thing 8-)... what do you think? how do you go about that? just curious... Thanks!!!
Sean (8 months ago)
What about two spare FDs for your GSA, and 10l of FD oil?
Nick Boin (9 months ago)
What kind of motorcycle pants were you wearing in the video? I need something breathable for warm weather but hopefully just look like normal pants.
fatassdork (9 months ago)
your top 5 things are kinda obvious...
Koupmin Raptor (9 months ago)
Dont forget the gloves... your hands need protection too ehe
M Noman Ali (11 months ago)
Visit this website for motorcycle gears in bulk😮 www.kamnopak.com
Jettman Photo (11 months ago)
Rosie! :)
Azry Shamsury (1 year ago)
Hey Alex how do you travel on a bike with your drone? Can you show how is your drone strange set up. Tq
Alex Chacon (1 year ago)
watch my vlogs and you'll see
simon marshall (1 year ago)
List of local dope dealers !!
KANPUR RIDER (1 year ago)
Very good information to all rider's
Alex Chacon (1 year ago)
Thanks for watching!
Michael Supple (1 year ago)
Great video. I like your laid back unpretentious presentation and the fact that you included other folks opinions. Good stuff! :)
Alex Chacon (1 year ago)
cheers Michael
karan Singh (1 year ago)
Hey! Which helmet do you use
Alex Chacon (1 year ago)
i use a variety of different helmets
SUPER TITI (1 year ago)
guys the most important of all is gun,right. coz you know, what im talking about. its a long trip. better to have a protection.
Hamdani Hazrin (1 year ago)
Hey it's rosie
Frank R. (1 year ago)
Oh SNAPS !! Rosie Gabrielle
Alex Chacon (1 year ago)
oh snap, Fran R.
Bigmototrip (1 year ago)
Tools are fine if you can repair your bike by yourself :)
Ramzi Osam (1 year ago)
this is indai i am there now ....
omgitzsteg (1 year ago)
I'm sorry bro but you didn't cover much, and kept being redundant, just some constructive feedback.
RCFlyBoy314 (1 year ago)
I had no idea 5.11 had motorcycle gear! I wore their Tach Lite Pro in Phoenix under my riding gear because they would dry fast after riding in the heat
Steve Matthews (1 year ago)
I had to laugh at your "clean underwear" comment. In 1995, my spouse and I were on a ride from Fairbanks, AK (home) to Merritt Island, Florida (her mom's home). Crossed into Canada past Tok, naturally stopped at border (pre-passport requirement). Lovely lady who did the inspection asked if we had any "contraband" (i.e., firearms, over-limit amount of cigarettes, untaxed alcohol, etc.). The wife laughed (we were SOAKING wet, the Alcan was under major repairs, we were also totally muddy) and replied, "Ma'am, if I had room for THAT stuff, I'd have packed more underwear. The Inspector laughed as hard as we did, and waved us on through. Didn't even open the tail trunk!
Steve Matthews (1 year ago)
LOL! Husband mine, YOU were crazy, and the pilot. I, however, was the navigator and chef.
Steve Matthews (1 year ago)
It was insane. We were 2 up on a 1979 Yamaha XS1100SF............... and crazy.
Alex Chacon (1 year ago)
sounds like a great story and trip. thanks for sharing
Mukund Kaduskar (1 year ago)
Good tips, great style to tell
Heel 4Reel (1 year ago)
so a basic map is obselete? cameras are a MUST! ooh wow...the world we live in now.
J. C. (1 year ago)
the good news is you can have both with a smartphone ;-)
karlyator k (1 year ago)
Most important thing is to know how to fix your bike and have good mechanical background
Don Padro (1 year ago)
I saw Rosie Gabrielle on your video cool that was awesome and her little doggie too. I'm your number 800 on your thumbs up.😎👍 love your $50 jacket Rosie.😎👍🇺🇸 Good show Alex. Hope to see more familiar faces. good advice on the Travel gear. 👍
Sumarlin Putra (1 year ago)
what event is that... looks amazing
Mangalex28 (1 year ago)
2:40 I would gladly travel with "that equipment"!
strika62 (1 year ago)
"Try to look poor so nobody messes with you." So on the mark! Probably the best advice in the entire vid. I spent the last 40 years travelling: public transport, hiking sea kayaking and, more recently, by moto. I know I can't be invisible but I can be unremarkable. My bike (a simple one cylinder job with few farkles) is always dirty and my riding wear a bit drab. But I've got everything I like to have me. One item not mentioned in the vid is a cheap bike cover. It's odd, but having the bike covered means it gets ignored a lot more of the time. I made mine out of used lightweight ripstop para-cloth that packs down into a 1 liter nalgene bottle. Any time I park the bike to go shopping or into a museum the cover goes on.
Felix K. (1 year ago)
A wild Rosie Gabrielle appears :)
Jaskaran Singh (1 year ago)
What about survival kit?? Do you have one??
Alex Chacon (1 year ago)
got a first aid kit
Chris Martin (1 year ago)
lets see..... a bike... and money for gas
ABDULAZIZ SINDI (1 year ago)
very good information ...🖒 for myself i add first aid kit 💊💉🚑
jsarabia (1 year ago)
ha ha.. "plan on crashing"
Michoacano (1 year ago)
what will be the most important thing to take on a 24 Hour drive i live in North Texas and will be riding all the way to Southwest Mexico
any motorcycle can be an adventure motorcycle ....well spoken and so the truth ..its your adventure do what you want to do with your adventure....inspirational to an old Harley rider thinking about venturing toward the adv style ....I aint too old yet
Alex Chacon (1 year ago)
:) adventure is at the end of your comfort zone
Joshua Gorrell (1 year ago)
will a cruser work like for example a harrly davidsion fatboy.
Lavieetbelle (1 year ago)
Joshua Gorrell sure it will work in between repairs
Joshua Gorrell (1 year ago)
hay thanks man
Marco Quiros (1 year ago)
I agree, I´ve been riding on from 200cc to 1800cc. a bike is a bike, the rest is up to you. Alex, Great video bro!!
Alex Chacon (1 year ago)
Any bike is an "adventure" bike!
WyOutDoors (1 year ago)
Do you have a video of a full gear break down from your south america trip, comparing what you took and what you wish you would have had or didnt need?
Alex Chacon (1 year ago)
I am making a video just like that soon for you, stay tuned!
Slinky Gecko (1 year ago)
JD?
Игорь (1 year ago)
you didn't tell that light enduro has fucking small tank and you must add rotopax canister.
Judi Stewart (1 year ago)
I don't know where you are or what your doing with all these adv riders. but it's amazing!!! I'm in canada and love long distance traveling on my wr250r. but don't know anyone near me who does the same kind of adventure riding. but you seem to be involved in quite the community there. it looks like loads of fun, cheers!!!
Alex Chacon (1 year ago)
thanks for watching Judi!
yossi4652 (1 year ago)
ur microphone beep killed my ears im trying to see the vid but i just cant
jeremy jameson (1 year ago)
Hit me up in ATX man! I have an f800gs and am alway doing small trips in the area.
cris rose (1 year ago)
why is your camera screaming at me?
1 1 (1 year ago)
I noticed in the intro you were in Jaipur, the pink city. I went there too, riding a 49cc scooter around the world.
THE KILLA (9 months ago)
omg really!!!!! i have a 150cc aprilia scpoter and planning for a india tour.....pls let me know how did you mod your scooter for touring.....
Alex Chacon (1 year ago)
beautiful place!
criticworlds buddy (1 year ago)
Plan on crashing 1:13
cris rose (1 year ago)
"i never planned to it just sorta happened..."
Mark Jacobs (1 year ago)
Tools, yes, but they do no good if you have no idea how to use them.  Knowledge and common sense are the most important things.  I'm done with hard cases.  I've had Zegas and Outbacks.  I about tore my leg off getting it caught under one in the Rockies.  Soft bags are now my kit and there are many totally waterproof ones...Wolfman, Mosko etc.
Mark Jacobs (1 year ago)
I use a paclock net.  No issues.  Weighs nothing and I bring my entire 40 liter kit into motel, tent or tent fly.  If they want your entire bike, they will take it. Simple to pick the locks on Zegas or Outbacks etc.   Yes hard cases are easier to secure but I have yet to find the pay off in security and waterproofness for the increased weight.  Different strokes.
Alberto Harres Rocha (1 year ago)
I agree, but in a country with lots of people stealing things, you would be better with a minimum plastic hard case
Alex Chacon (1 year ago)
Having tool is still my number one, just because you don't know how to do it yourself doesn't mean someone else can help you if your on the side of the road or a mechanic. It's best to have the tools so you can do it but others can use them as well to help you out.
David Fitch (1 year ago)
Alex, Im coming from a BMW GS800 fuel injected to the KLR650 carb. Im in Colorado at altitude. We ride from 5K ft to 13K ft in on just day rides. Have you had any issues dealing with carbs and altitude changes? Its my hesitation for purchasing a KLR. Thanks.
David Fitch (1 year ago)
Thanks Alex. Any issues with burning oil? I keep reading issues with it.
Alex Chacon (1 year ago)
I have been up to 14,000 ft , and the KLR kept going no problem. Yes it struggled a bit sometimes to get up to 60 mph at that altitude, but it survived, however my experience is a bit unique as I was also running on 75 Octane fuel
SoloRide ZX (1 year ago)
Alex ,yes it's not about the bike,It's about the adventure.. Ride Safe..keep on posting pls...Lord Bliss..
Prakash Mehra (1 year ago)
Thanks Alex
Doug McGinnis (1 year ago)
Was watching random videos and there you are talking about and showing my Wr250x at Mariposa HU meeting. Small world.
Alex Chacon (1 year ago)
Thanks for bringing it to HU! Small world indeed
Dave Clair (1 year ago)
No I have not. I do not know how to use GPS. I try to avoid metropolitan areas. I probably could not concentrate on heavy traffic, and electronics at same time.
Dave Clair (1 year ago)
GPS no thanks. The best sights are found when your lost. 50 Years touring, I always got home. I don't carry phone either.
Alex Chacon (1 year ago)
I see you've never driven through Mangua Nicaragua......there are no road signs or street names..... I did it one time without GPS and one time with GPS and my experience was was better with GPS. Obviously each different experiences
See With Sam (1 year ago)
Really appreciate the video... But the audio was awful. Couldn't watch the whole video because of that. Please fix it!!
Frank Syed (1 year ago)
Seriously!! Camera is number 2... Live the moment my friend... Memories will be made forever- no need camera to make memories..
Ilay Laguta (1 year ago)
Your audio has a high frequency sound that is so bad it makes the video unwatchable with audio. I have not heard it in other videos of yours so I wonder where can this problem come from.
FunkyGravity (1 year ago)
most your videos has a high sqeeking sound throught out the video sound awful
Atlas Kebab (1 year ago)
I can probably find this if i look harder but, what is your source of income?
Jeff Salthouse (1 year ago)
The high pitched Interference makes this unwatchable. Please re dub it.
Jeff Salthouse (1 year ago)
Thank you.
Alex Chacon (1 year ago)
Jeff, you might want to check your settings or speakers as the issue is not with the video itself
Nicolas Vasquez (1 year ago)
Excellent video! Do not forget the gloves and a second set of keys!
Alex Chacon (1 year ago)
yes true
burgm64 (1 year ago)
Well, and the gloves? Are very important...
Curtis Carpenter (1 year ago)
burgm64 that'd be like putting a helmet on the list, ofcourse any smart rider is wearing gloves without a doubt.
XXXDEADHEAD (1 year ago)
Wallet, keys, and underwear...
lonestarrider (1 year ago)
Fantastic suggestions!
Tim Austin (1 year ago)
G`Day from Down under Down Under Here in Tasmania. Love Love Love your Channel and Inspirational Clips :-)
Alex Chacon (1 year ago)
Cheers mate!
Alaskan dual sport (1 year ago)
hey Alex awesome video and great list of equipment I also carry a battery pack to recharge batteries and jump start bikes ride safe my motorcycle brother,,liked (thumbs up)
Alex Chacon (1 year ago)
great suggestion
victor jansen (1 year ago)
-Metal cases to sit on while camping. I dont bother about bringing a seat anymore since i have the cases. -I also will not bring cotton or wool clothes anymore. Synthetic all the way. It saves so much space, i can bring the same amount of clothes at half the volume. Also it dries quicker. -A benzine/petrol burner as a stove. Like a coleman burner. The energy output is insane and you always have fuel around since you have fill up your tank anyway. -Stainless steel pans which they use in the army like these https://www.hopper.be/winkel/webshop/images/items/KA000037.jpg I cook in it and eat from it. They wont even cost 10Euro per pair(the smaller one fits in the bigger one)
Prashant Pawar (1 year ago)
Thanks for awesome helpful tips :)
Vytasltu (1 year ago)
Motorcycle gloves?
Alex Chacon (1 year ago)
yes that too
a seek (1 year ago)
can you make a video about documentation? how to store your footage, how to edit when outside and tips + tricks how to manage your documentation? :)
Alex Chacon (1 year ago)
I'll be sure to make something soon on that. thanks for the suggestion
Miganarchine (1 year ago)
Top box and panniers are a must, Nothing is worse than having to walk around in all your gear, being able to change your clothes is a must, on top of that a basic perspex screen keeps the wind off and makes the journey more fun. Taking a course in Bike mechanics really will help you out when you are in the middle of nowhere.
sappobbg (1 year ago)
very good information and makes a difference where you travel and for how long. Camping or hotels will make the difference in cost and or comfort.
Akshay Babykutty (1 year ago)
nice video ☺
Houtan Mc (1 year ago)
tnx man
basava raju (1 year ago)
what you will do for gopro battery backup's and your mobile battery how you will manage if battery will get low what you will do for the battery long life in long days advanture..
Ahmed Ali (1 year ago)
power bank
Marco Quiros (1 year ago)
Sorry to get me into this. Definitely Himalaya is the choice. The reputation of its engines is legendary, on the contrary the duke 200 is not exactly a KTM at 100% plus that, 4 hours on that bike would destroy your waist
SoloRide ZX (1 year ago)
Serdar Mercan and also carry the compact battery charger,'power bank'..but check for good quality..
Gourav Kumar (1 year ago)
himalyan bro
Serdar Mercan (1 year ago)
you can get a usb charger socket which hooks onto your battery and charge on the go. That's what I do with my Sena and GoPros.
AbyssAsics (1 year ago)
first! thanks Alex, like your video!

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