Thanks to all that responded to my note about my 2000 K1200lt.
The trip was a success!
The "Beast" carried the load without issue. In a short 3862 miles i never took out the tool kit I assembled prior to leaving, other than keeping the tire gage close for daily checks.
I hit lots of weather on this trip, the rain no issue, the wind, well as most know that's a different story with this big bike, as with strong cross-winds she tries to jump out of your hands.
While honestly the big K1200LTC is a top-heavy beast when loaded, which left me for the first time in my life with motorcycles feeling vulnerable in 0-5mph maneuvers. There was a couple of "OH-Sh*T moments, but she never went over!!!
Goldwing rack worked out real well, the bag was great, the rain cover blew off somewhere in Idaho
. Really was worth $110.00!
Avon's Storms, worked smooth, quiet without any issue.
EBC brake pads bedded in quick, and gave great braking in all kinds of weather
HID headlight, best $55.00 spent so far!
Extra 5 & 12 volt outlets, nice
A cheapie Garmin Nuvi GPS that I stuck on with the suction cup was flawless in pouring rain, never played games even though it was getting soaked and it was not weather-proof!!, I kept waiting for it to explode!
Again thanks to all!!! Your sage advice was listened to, observed, followed, and the trip was good!