Okay. You are my motivation.
Not really, got the maple sugaring operation pretty much cleaned up, 500 taps pulled, washing this, washing that, etc.
But getting the mud in the driveway to dry up a little was the biggest issue.
This afternoon, an hour on greasy mud back roads on the R90/6.
Then an hour on the K1600GTL. Strictly pavement. Although "Rain mode" is very forgiving on the GTL I decided to stay on the pavement. I rode the climbing sweepers on VT rte 9 from Brattleboro to Hogback Mtn. and then down to Wilmington and return. No supra legl speed, just comfortable, back in the saddle velocity.
New windscreen on the GTL. Has a flair at the top. Much improved over the stock windscreen. Very reminiscent of changing the stock windscreen on the KLT for the CeeBailey I had for so many years. (Too bad CeeBailey gave up on motorcycle windscreens, they had a good product.) In any case, much reduced helmet buffeting with the new windscreen and able to look over the top of it by a couple of inches at the same time.
After the ride, I installed the AeroFlow mini-wings for post 2017 GTLs. I'll have to report on that later.
My biggest comparison beef between the GTL and the KLT is the way the KTL used to smooth out the Vermont potholes and frost heaves. With Olin shocks on the KLT and the KLT's weight, that bike would really soak up the bumps. The GTL is down right harsh by comparison. The GTL has all kinds of suspension settings: it can be adjusted for "road" or "dynamic" and additional adjustments for "one up", "one up with luggage", or "two up". I don't have enough time in the saddle to say I've found the optimal setting, but so far the KLT is hands down better that the GTL in the "roadability" department.
In the "softer" mode on the GTL, a bump will bang your backbone and then the bike will wallow; kind of like a 1960's Chevy with worn out shocks. Put it in a "firmer" mode, and the bumps become down right harsh making you want to stand on the footpegs. So far, IMO the KLT is truly superior in this department.
The KLT will go down in history as an unsung hero of two up sport touring. Remarkable bike. A few of us really understand it.
If a good KLT dropped in my lap, I'd give it a good home. I'd probably take off the top box, or at least take out the speakers, and take out the fairing speakers to reduce more weight.
I honestly think that BMW could kill the GoldWing with a KLT on a K1600 platform. Those Barvarians just don't get it...