Extra weight is truly your motorcycle's enemy. The more it is weighed down, the less comfortable your bike will be and the less well it will handle. Decide whether you'll be doing any camping and whether you'll be alone or with a partner. You can help to whittle down your load by taking out anything that you're likely to find at your destination and any unnecessary comforts or items that won't be used more than twice.
When it comes to useful equipment like tools, small camping supplies, paperwork and medicines, think hard before you put your kit together. Don't put your paperwork in the same place as liquids and put all spare parts together. That's the right way to prepare your load.