Took a nice 250 mile ride (its maiden voyage other than a couple of days worth of commuting) on the 95 GS I bought for my birthday last week. This was the ride I was going to do last Saturday when it rained, I had a flat on the LT, and ended up buying it while getting my tire replaced.
So I got together with a few friends and headed out on a bunch of backroads to Hollister, King City, Arroyo Seco, Carmel Valley, Watsonville, and back home to San Jose. The bike performed flawlessly, although it did take a while to get use to riding it at a spirited pace. I was on and off the throttle too early or too late, and missing braking points for the first 30-40 miles of twisties from San Jose down through Hollister and Highway 25. It's interesting how tuned you become to riding the same bike for years then get on something else to ride. I guess I'll just have to spend more time on it and get the my head programmed correctly.
I only found 2 things about the bike that will require some work. First is rebuilding the shocks (has Fox shocks), as they feel a little too soft and probably have never been rebuilt (no idea how many of the 41K on the bike they were used). Second, and most important, is I gotta get a new seat built! The stock unit is a torture device; slick as snot, bad pressure points, and angled to slide you balls first into the tank with any amount of braking. Not Fun!
Luckily both of these are things that can be easily addressed. Otherwise it ran strong and was an absolute hoot to ride. I'm going to enjoy having this in the stable!