I was able to stack almost as high as myself standing! (6' 8") Well, back in November I tried to make the trip from Oklahoma City Oklahoma, back to Idaho, but the weather stopped me at Gallup New Mexico. Snow and ice and freezing cold in the mountains, there was no way with the load on my back (see picture) that I would have made it in one piece. Even in clear weather the ride was terrifying because every cross-draft or semi passing me caught the huge "Sail" of the equipment stacked on the bike, and kept trying to blow me over. So, I detoured down to Tucson Arizona through the canyons backroads, and saw some beautiful contryside there, took a lot of photos, and deposited my bike in Tucson. I'll be coming back down around early April to ride it back to Idaho. Note, I stacked several computers and enough clothing and equipment for the 4 monts contract I was working for a big energy and oil company in Oklahoma. This stack was almost as tall as me (6'8")! <br> <a href="http://www.hawkes-haven.com/images/trips/november02/mvc-007f.jpg"> <img src=http://www.hawkes-haven.com/images/trips/november02/mvc-007f.jpg> </a> <br> <a href="http://www.hawkes-haven.com/images/trips/november02/mvc-014f.jpg"> <img src="http://www.hawkes-haven.com/images/trips/november02/mvc-014f.jpg"> </a> <br> The weight of this load nearly broke my chain, and DID break some of the mountings for the Givi tailback bracket. I had to replace my chain and sprockets that had about 11,000 miles (original), and replaced my tires while at it, since I'd already worn them out in 11,000 miles of travel in about 12 months accumulation of riding and I had to perform some improvisation to keep going. Such as, yes, bailing wire, to hold the bracket together. <br> <a href="http://www.hawkes-haven.com/images/trips/november02/mvc-010f.jpg"> <img src="http://www.hawkes-haven.com/images/trips/november02/mvc-010f.jpg"> </a> More detailed information: Motorcycle: 2001 Suzuki Bandit 1200 stock except replaced tires with slightly more tread and replaced chain and sprocket, stepping down two. Driver height: 6'8" weight around 270 lbs. Had two Sun Ultra 10's computers, two laptops, networking equipment, portable table, chair, sleeping bag, inflatable bed, 2 weeks of clothing, several technical manuals, and more. That poor bike!