Does my bum look big in this?
While fitting them I was keeping the center of gravity in mind and I set it up to keep all the weight and as low and close in as possible.
So spare fuel, water and stuff goes in first and then the lighter gear such as jumpers and stuff.
The top box holds stuff I use while riding, such as another layer of clothing, sunglasses, food, canteen, camera and so on.
If anything the bike feels more solid to the road/gravel while riding, although jumps are another matter when loaded right up.
All up though my whole set up weighs less than a pillion.
"I came into this game for the action, the excitement... go anywhere, travel light,... get in, get out,... wherever there's trouble, a man alone... Now they got the whole country sectioned off; you can't make a move without a form."
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