Over the years I have tended to have cruisers, in part because they were easy to add saddle bags. I take a fair amount of "stuff" with me every time I ride, and having a place to put that "stuff" is important to me. I see sport bike riders using a backpack, something I can't stand doing especially when it gets really hot. The stuff I keep with me includes a rainsuit, extra gloves, a liner for my jacket, a flat tire repair kit, some bungee cords, air pressure gauge, small tool kit, small first aid kit, some basic paper maps, a baseball cap, a bottle of water, a flashlight, and probably a few other small things that I can't think of right now. Now that I ride a Goldwing, all of this stuff easily fits in one of the two side cases, leaving the other side case and the top trunk for my helmet and jacket when I stop at a restaurant or other place and don't want to carry that stuff with me. What do you take with you for every ride?