When loading your bike, keep as much weight as possible close to the bike’s center of gravity. That means low and towards the tank, distributed evenly from side to side. A day or two before you leave, do a dry run. Pack the bike and go for a short ride, then adjust the load as needed.

(And don’t forget to check your owner’s manual for the cargo weight limits of your bike.)

Source: Harley Davidson

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