Well, got her home yesterday.
In retrospect 7 hours of travel time BEFORE getting on a new bike and then taking a trip that at 250 miles was 200 miles longer than I had ever ridden in 95+ heat was perhaps not the best plan.
It took me about one loop in the parking lot to decide that I felt very comfortable. I found the K1200LT to be easier to handle at slow speeds than my VStrom. My gut feeling is that the lower center of gravity and wider rear tire makes it a lot less tippy. It feels very planted and reacts much more slowly to imbalance, making it easier to correct.
BC kept saying 95+ even while moving. It dropped a little with shade and the occasional cloud or two.
Cruise control is amazing. One less thing to pay attention to so more attention to the cars, road surface, etc.
Electric windshield is the best. I could lower it to get some air down into my Aerostich suit and then put it back up when I got tired to quiet things down. Lots of air moving in from the sides, so I had decent ventilation.
Stop and go traffic was a lot easier with the easy pull on the clutch.
I need to practice my clutch technique, I was revving a bit higher in the friction zone than would be best, but I got better as the day went on. Getting off of the Port Jeff ferry was a piece of cake. Up, over and down ramps at walking speed feet on the pegs no problem.
+1 to MAXBMW in North Hampton NH for making the purchase easy and being very pleasant and efficient. Nice folks. Big + for giving me a full tank of gas. I got to meet the previous owner who is getting a new RT. He said arthritic knee made the LT too heavy for him now.
Thanks again for the welcome and advice. I'm a very happy new owner.