Originally Posted by Deuce
Glad you made it out OK. Next time take the stupid bags off the bike. For that type of riding I leave my bags at home anyway. It just boggles my mind seeing all these 'Adventure Riders' cruising around town with all their crap on the bike just to go get a coffee.
I disagree. If you have the bags, use them. You do not have to be on a 3000 mile adventure to appreciate the bags. I mostly commute to work on my DL650, but I never take the bags off. They make the bike a lot more useful in everyday life.