Another extremely delicate subject is how to load the bike!
It is necessary to have with reliable bags really fixed to the bike, the money for a good bag is absolutely repaid by the avoided troubles.
It is important to load the weight in a low and central position without trouble for driving, but It is also important to balance it between the front and rear of the bike.
Take off for an adventure trip means loading our vehicle with 20-30kg that if placed in a single point can change a lot the behavior of the bike.
Than take care to divide as much as possible the material for the bike (generally dirty) from the personal one, take great attention to liquids and oils, closing them in waterproof bags and, if possible, partitioning them on more containers, so that in case of failure of one of It you do not lose all the liquid and do not flood the bags.
The small parts and the frequently used material (documents, camera or similar) should be placed in the front of the bike so that they can be used comfortably during a quick stop, so a tank bag is very comfortable but It should not be too big in order to don’t give problems in off-road driving.
In case of hot climates, it is good to find the way to fix a bottle holder if you do not use the camel bag in the front of the motorbike.
Then remember to adjust the suspension preload (especially of the rear) to get your bike back into the correct position once it is loaded,
So, ones you follow your checklist you are ready to leave, di you thought for where?
As always, what is written above is the result of an experience and is not the absolute truth, therefore always think with your mind, if you realize that something is missing or you would do an optimization do it, and tell us!
Text and photos: Dario Lupini