Just finished a ride from Colorado to Portville ny, down to Tuckerton nj, to new hope pa, and back via Morgantown wv and Lincoln ne finally back to Colorado
Close to 4200 miles. Riding my GSA 2018... only luggage I needed was a tank bag, a dry bag and a rear top box...
I wish I had gone with my instincts and bought foot pegs and a better seat and a back rest for highway rides. I’ve heard of the footpegs with the secret compartment and seats made by Steve laam and the Russell day long seat as well as their back rests they sell.
Would like suggestions to solve the problem of rider fatigue. Accessories that are high priority for long distance 600-700 mile days in the saddle. I tried standing up, letting my legs hang and putting my feet on the crash bars.
Thanks in advance
Your travel luggage is the same as mine, minus the tank bag, I have handlebar bag instead.
As I get older I limit myself to about 500 miles a day max if possible. IMO, ten days of 420 average miles per day, will wear on you no matter what seat or footpegs you have.
I have a Sargent Seat with an airhawk for those long days. It does make a difference, but I still ache a little in the end, no pun intended.
I tried the footpegs with the secret compartment https://www.advdesigns.com/highwaypegs.html
on my GS and my GSA, they didnt satisfy. Not able to really stretch the legs out. Too soothe my arthritic knee I stand or put my feet on the crash bars. With the wider fairing on our GSA it doesn't allow full use of the jugs as leg rests. Worked great on the GS though.
Like seats, footpegs are a personal thing.
I don't like to wear a reservoir of water on my back due to it constricting and prevents ventilation flow.
I am a firm believer of stopping ever couple hundred or so and drinking water/stretching the legs. May push it to a gas stop to perform those.