Well, I am closer to buying a bike. I am trying to decide between the R1150Rt and a K1200LT, used either way. To give you my background I have owned 2 R1100RT's, a K1200RS, a 2003 K1200GT and a 200 K1200LT. I am somewhat familiar with BMW's to say the least. I was all set and determined to buy another LT. I loved my 2000 and its as close to the, "perfect bike" as I have ever been able to find. Reading here the clutch and final drive issues are making me reconsider the R1150RT. I had a 97 R1100RT that ws nice and I put a Zumo 550 on with XM satelite and listened through earbuds. Awesome setup but I disliked the cable actualed clutch, the cluncky 5 speed tranny, need to high rev, poor gear ratios and some low speed surging. I started to reconsider the RT as I would be buying a 1150 RT that has the hydraulic clutch, 6 speed tranny, updated fuel injection. Can anyone give me some feedback as I have never ridden a 1150RT? If I were to go with the LT, what ways can I wire in a Zumo with XM? Can I have it go through the speakers when I want and then go to the earbuds for trips? Should I really be concerned about the issues on clutch and final drive? Is there a preffered mileage to stay within? Any years to stay away from? I think I dont want a 99 since they didnt come with the skidplate. My riding type is mixed as I do short trips to work and medium trips on weekends and on an occasion will go on multi day/nigh long trips. Any feedback is appreciated as I am probably going to be buying in the next week or two.