As of yesterday I now have just over 600 miles on it. I'm moving over from having owned three RT's with the last one being a 2005 R1150RT. All I can say it Holy Fukking Sh!t, what a bike! My riding buddies had a bit of a hard time keeping pace throughout our ride yesterday so I kept it reasonable.
Yesterdays ride turned out to be a pretty good one. Mainly it was a shake down ride on the new GT. The weather was in our favor most of the day. It only rained as we climbed Platte Clove Rd in towards Hunter but by the time we were in Phonecia it was all over. Total mileage for the day for me was 410. This gave me plenty of time to get comfortable with the new bike. Next weekend we're spending 5 days in Tennessee so I wanted to get to know the bike a bit before I headed there.
On my RT1150 I had the bike wired like a ballistic missile and when it was time to sell it, it took me forever to pull all of the electronics so this time I made the decision to put everything into the Bags Connection Engage-XL tank bag with the powered mounting ring. This thing worked out better than I had hoped. I can now pull all of the electronics (Centec AV1 Fuse panel, Zumo 550, Garmin XM receiver / antenna, Escort 8500, Autocom Pro AVI, Kenwood 3200 GMRS 2-way, EZ-Pass) in under a minute for safe keeping or to carry around with the shoulder strap it came with.
Let the good times roll!
Everything is inside the bag other than the GPS and PTT switch
An unobstructed view and a very solid mount
I made this GPS mount thanks for someone here pointing out the 10mm threaded hole under the black cover
Everything packs away in the bag
Plenty of room left over. The Kenwood just sits inside with the antenna sticking out with the other wires
Here it is with everything connected