I got a Sena 3s bluetooth. It's the cheapest and works very well. The only thing is I can't pair it to other Sena users but I don't ride in groups. depending on how long you'll be on the road, you may have to ride with it charging and alternate the charger with your phone so make sure you have a long enough charging cable.
I picked up this one... https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
Had some good reviews and if it does well, I can get one for the hubby...
Get a tire inflator and plug kit from walmart or Autozone. Many riders refuse to use plugs but in a pinch it's better than sitting on the side of the road. I've put thousands of miles on plugged tires over the years and never had a problem, so I'm not against them at all.
Great idea...yeah, I'm not against a plug to get me as far as a service shop to replace the tire.
paper towels, rubber gloves, and chain lube. I do mine at the end of the day when I go on road trips, usually around 450-650 miles/day.
Chain lube!! Yesss, thank you. Definitely want all those you've mentioned...plus some extra cotter pins just in case.
USB charger, but try to find a good one. The Deltran one I bought charges at a super slow rate that the phone will still lose power when plugged in and using GPS simultaneously. it could be that I just got a faulty one. this one looks good: http://www.twistedthrottle.com/bikem...FduIswod7jQNvw
it comes with the battery adapter cable. be sure to charge your phone where it gets some ventilation.
The phone mount I got has a single usb port. I'm planning to wire it to the headlight (even though it has an off switch). I know my route...I've made so many cross-country trips, I should have a section of Interstate named after me by now...so, I'll only have the gps on long enough to navigate me thru the cities the fastest way. My main thing will be powering the bluetooth alternately with my phone for Pandora.
how many miles on the bike? check your brakes, and at every fill up check your oil level and chain slack.
Tools to adjust your chain.
The bike has 18k at this point. Going to have my bike mech here give her a once over to check everything and fix whatever might need attention. I'll need to make sure the tool kit has everything needed for the chain...bought the bike used last week, so I need to go over that kit.
Thanks so much for the advice!