The Magic Bag
By Art Friedman, December 1998 "Motorcycle Cruiser" Magazine

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.

Enjoy
Gadget

Pockets & Wallet

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)

Fanny Pack

Change for phone booth

Face Shields Stored in Socks

Cell phone

Credit Cards

Small Can of Cleaner (Plexus, Pledge, Honda etc)

Electronic organizer with emergency phone numbers

Small Pocketknife/Flashlight Combo

Clean rags

Waterproof flashlight

 

Water Bottle

Spare batteries

 

Spare gloves

Small bottle of "Lenscrafters" solution for face shield cleaning

 

Rainsuit

Craftsman Pocket Screwdriver or Multi-Tool

 

First-aid kit

Pen & paper

 

Bicycle strobe light

Sunglasses

 

Tools (small Crescent wrench, pliers, ratchet and sockets, box wrenches, Allen wrench set, Tire repair kit, Jumper cables, Waterless hand cleaner, Tow Strap)

Whistle

 

Parts & Supplies ( Duct tape, Nuts & bolts, 6 feet of electrical wire, Cotter pins, Bulbs, Fuses, Tire sealant, Spark plugs, Small container of oil

Glasses

 

Weather band radio

Earplugs

 

Local & state maps

Tire gauge

 

Compass

Spare bike key

 

Bike Lock

Cable ties

 

Bungee Cords

Bandanna

 

Insurance/Registration papers

Lip balm

 

Kickstand plate

Contact lens supplies

   

Small bottle of sunscreen

   

Hand cleaner wipes

   

Camera