For most motorcycle rides, the fall means a few final weeks of the riding season before the weather changes. During this transition in the season, most riders choose to pack extra clothing or supplies for their trip.

For those of you who have saddle bags or top boxes, keep in mind that you will want to keep the load on your bike evenly distributed on both sides of the bike, and keep the weight as low as possible. Carrying heavy items in your top box only, for example, can lighten the front end causing handling instability. 

As a precaution, take a look at the recommendations in your motorcycle owner’s manual for placement of items and proper weight limits.

Carin O’Donnell is a member of Stark & Stark’s Yardley, PA office, specializing in Accident & Personal Injury Law. For more information, please contact Ms. O’Donnell.