I got to thinking, "Gee, maybe the GT is a better choice of a bike for me."
Reason: Not doing as much two up as anticipated, and the weight of the LT, I thought, was too much for just solo riding.
Read a lot of posts regarding GT, and was convincing myself this was the bike for me. You know, pictures of my carving through canyon roads, stopping by an ocean overlook, etc.
Also did a lot of reading about the correct position when riding a sport-tourer.
Long story short, I took two test rides. The first one my posture was all wrong, arms locked, bending at waist instead of hips, etc. The bike was great, but my back was killing me.
Not one to give up, I took a second ride, with the correct riding posture (did a lot of reading between rides one and two), bending at the hips, elbows bent, back arched, feather touch on the handegrips, etc. It most have been beautiful to behold, but still, I was not comfortable.
Before I took my second ride, I really wanted the change in posture to make all the difference. I wanted the GT, and even brought my check book, ready to trade my LT (who now has a new name) for the GT.
Perhaps in time, I would have gotten used to the new ergonomics, but it was too pricey an expirement to take. Sometimes, you gotta try, and in so doing I realized just how great a bike the LT is.
Big Momma is happy (my bike), and so am I.
She may be a big girl, but she's my big girl.