Onewizard, that V46 looks gigantic. Must be the picture angle. I didn't want to say it makes your ass look big. I think a bushel of corn weights around 50 - 60 pounds, and you had around a half bushel so you were probably pushing more like 25 - 30 pounds.
Would everyone agree that a 40L loaded dry bag laid over the pillion would be less likely to cause wheelies than a loaded 36L top bag due to the difference in geometrics, i.e. lower location closer to the wheel vs. being higher and behind the wheel?
2009 Versys (Mine's Green)