One of the things that surprised me in the MSF training course is the recommendations for carrying stuff on your bike.
To maintain the stability of the MC, draw a triangle from your head to the front and rear axles.
Anything you carry on your MC should be inside that triangle.
Saddle bags are just on the line. A tank bag is excellent. Anything on the seat or higher behind the rider is outside the triangle.
It really does make a difference on cornering and braking, going over bumps and potholes, and a nasty thing called TankSlap!
Last edited by KCW; 04-24-2017 at 10:15 AM.