Most people like gadgets. Admit it, even though when you jump on your bike you’re thinking about the open road, your mind might still wander to some cool gadget or accessory that you saw that just might make your ride a little more enjoyable. And there’s no shame in that.
Here’s a list of a few gadgets that just might catch your eye. They aren’t necessities, but they just might make your ride a little more fun. 
    {mosimage}The Throttle Rocker. The throttle rocker allows you to rest your wrist, keeping the throttle at a constant speed for long distance highway rides.. Once you put a throttle rocker on the throttle, you can forget that it is there, and use it as a cradle for your right wrist. So cheap and so useful!
    There are other cruise control “systems” that can you let you cruise long distances without using your right hand to keep the throttle rolled at a constant speed.
    Battery Charger. Nothing is more irritating or dampens the joy of the open road more than a dead battery. So a small, inexpensive, battery charger is almost a necessity, after all, you don’t want to get stuck on the side of the road, you want to own it. There are various type of battery chargers, you just need to make sure that it is a low voltage charger.
    Hydration system. Another very useful of the many motorcycle gadgets, particularly for long trips, is some sort of hydration system. A long tube connected to a bag of fluid, that you can use when you need some water.
    A hydration system has a dual function during really hot weather. You can fill the reservoir with ice cubes and water, for an “air conditioning” system and a source of refreshing cold water. You’re still going to need to stop for bathroom breaks, but you are going to be cooler on the road. Many in the military are well acquainted with the Camel Back system — not only does it come in handy in the sanbox, it’s also great when you get a chance to play.
    Another”must have” motorcycle gadget relates to tires — you should really carry a pressure gauge, as well as a tire repair kit.
    Finally, taking a first-aid kit on the road is just common sense. You never know what you are going to encounter on the open road, and you don’t know where you are going to be when you might need that band-aid or dab of antiseptic.
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