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I ran across this helpful guide from a GWRRA member on packing up your Goldwing's for a lengthy trip. Judging from the quality of people on this forum, I'm sure you all have useful ideas to add, please share them.

http://gwrra-ca1r.org/WingPacking.pdf

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The best thing to do is go on a couple overnight trips to see what you really need. Most people pack way too much junk that they resent having to haul all over the place, making the bikeheavy and cluttered.

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I ran across this helpful guide from a GWRRA member on packing up your Goldwing's for a lengthy trip. Judging from the quality of people on this forum, I'm sure you all have useful ideas to add, please share them.

http://gwrra-ca1r.org/WingPacking.pdf

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Thanks Kurt. This list of items will surely help someone as they prepare for theirSpring and Summer trips. I think each person can tailor their list to meet what- ever needthey have. You never can get to relaxed, if you do that is when accidents happen.

When you prepare your first aid pack do not forget to pack a few nitro-g pills that might come in handy when you are miles from nowhere and faced with a heart attack victim.

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I'm not a doctor but nitro isn't for heart attacks, it is for angina. Also, nitro doesn't stand up well to heat so leaving it in your first aid kit on the back of your bike won't do it any favors.

According to my friendly neighborhood paramedic, if you think that you are having a heart attack, you should CHEW and swallow a handfull of regular strength asprin.


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I am not a medic but what happens if you are unable to chew? Nitro save a lady's life I do believe who fell ill one day. She unwent surgery on her heart or arteries I am not sure but the shelf life was not an issue. What was a blessing was that someone in the crowd had the pills.

I wonder how long after production do pills of any sort lay around in a warehouse subject to extreme heat and cold and travel by freight over the road, sea, and air and we swallow them down without a moment of hesitation.

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Man those folks carry a lot of stuff!Since my longer trips are solo with another bike rider I only have to carry stuff for myself and I can get all of it into the bike with nothing strapped on.

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Beer tokens, documents and flexible friend in your wallet - toss everything else into the trailer.

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Maybe it is me, I can't get the pdf file to load, says it is damaged.

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