Wow, thats some great input, thanks to all.
Ok, my physical profile...I'm good on all the first 4, its #5 that is going to kill me if I don't get a little older sooner than later
...mentally that is.
I put 40k miles on an FZ1 in the 1st 2 yrs I owned it. Most miles in a day, about 950 and more than once. Granted, that was 01-02, sold it, bought the LT and recently traded my truck off to my buddy for his FZ, since I've done all the work on it since it was born. I could just use that but...gee, why if I can have a beemer, they are great for the long run.
Soooo....I'm fully aware of what a long trip will do to me. I've looked like the pink panther more than once sliding off the bike at my motel room.
I'm 5'8". about 200 lbs (about 10 lbs o/wt) and I did sit on that S.....it fits me really nice
I actually prefer that sitting position more than the upright LT ride. Same goes for the Z, that corbin is comfy. The wind kicks yer arse after awhile though.
I am thinking about the 1200GS too, I could use it for 2-up days out in the AZ wilderness once in awhile and still be pretty comfy commuting all those miles.
I should know if the move is on within a couple weeks, then I'll have to decide if I want to pop for another bike, dump the Z and get either the S or the GS. I'll keep ya'll posted of course.
happy trails out there!...geo