I tend to view motorcycle travel a lot like backpacking. The lighter you can comfortably go the better. So yes I do pack pretty light and tend to bring only what I think I'll need or use. This typically means one set of casual clothes, basic tools and a superlight one person tent. My cookset is an msr stove and pot, with the stove fitting inside the pot etc. But as Nickhob shows, you can get a lot of stuff in these bags.