What Is Your Motorcycle Rally Must-Have?

Run through this list of things to consider packing besides clothing, food, and water if you’re riding to Sturgis—or anywhere a ways from home:

  • Tool kit—for your own bike and for others as well—and utility knife, multi-tool, or Swiss army knife
  • Tire fixes—tubeless tire plugger, tire patches, CO2 cartridges, or portable mini air compressor/electric pump
  • Flares or emergency signs and a flashlight
  • Tiedown straps and zip ties, baling wire, or electrical tape for the smaller stuff
  • Fuses, spare bulbs, and battery cables
  • Fuel bottle
  • Kickstand pad
  • Eye protection and lip moisturizer
  • Sunscreen and insect repellent (see the Safety Tip)
  • First aid kit


Now, what to carry all that? Check out the large selection of luggage for motorcycles at Eagle Leather. For example, the Large Slanted Saddlebag 44L from Mascorro Leather is made in the USA. It measures 15 by 10 by 5 inches. This black saddlebag fits many popular bikes—ask our expert staff if it will fit yours.

Maybe the Laced Tool Bag Antique Finish better suits your style. It’s brown a rich-looking antiqued finish. Decorative lacing edges the flap, which is held shut with belt-buckle straps.

If you need a lot of stowing room, consider the MC Sissy Bar Bag With Studs PVC. It’s two bags in one, both black. The smaller top bag measures 18.25 x 9 x 9.25 inches. The bottom bag measures 18.25 x 9 x 15.75 inches. The bottom bag has belt-buckle straps and both have decorative studs for that touch of glamor.

These are just a few of the luggage selections available at Eagle Leather, both in-store and online, that can help make your long rides more enjoyable.