I currently own an '07R1200GS that I am keeping. I just sold my XR650L and I am now looking to acquire a GT. I am trying to figure out if a 1200GT would suffice or bite the bullet and spend the extra $ for a 1600GT.
About me; I am 6'6" tall, 36" inseam. My GS has a Russell on it that is 2" higher. Yes, 2" taller. At 250+ lbs, Magilla would be an apt description.
My riding; I find that riding 500+ mile days are normal. Multi 500+ miles days are becoming common. I camp off the bike, ride solo, and enjoy two lane twisty roads. I can do slab, but I much prefer to not ride on it. I would rather the ride take an extra 2 hours than ride slab. I ride out of SoCal to Texas often, trips to AK up coming, maybe trips to the east coast in the distant future.
My assumptions, I will need to buy a Russell for the GT, I will need to adjust the bars,I know that I will have to add extra lights (I like to be seen).
I have been active on the ADVrider site and I am just now coming over to more street oriented riding.
Thanks for your time and comments.