Don't you hate it when you can't make such serious life decisions?
So my dilemma, before I go drop serious cash on a new (to me) bike, is whether or not to run with what I thought I wanted (Wee), or go to a full on ST bike like the FJR.
My goal is to start putting serious miles on whatever I get. We will 2-up occasionally, but we are not large people, and weight really wouldn't be an issue. But, serious miles for me means a fair share of slab time, and right now I loathe all slab because I am nekkid on my little GS. I also am not a person who needs a lot of powars. I've had sportbikes and standards, but never a "DS" (if you want to call the Wee that) or an ST. So I know from lots of power to not lots. Hell, I drive a Miata, I know all about not lots. I just need to be comfortable on the trip. I'm not looking to haul azz.
So, the bottom line is: I'm really not sure about fire trails/dirt roads, I want to be comfortable in as standard a position as possible, and I want to be able to go the distance.
I realize I'm presenting this question on the Strom board, so answers may be biased. But I am hopeful to hear it anyhow.
FWIW: 5'8" 190. Shorter legs built like a musclebrick. (genetics are fun) Wife is also 5'8" around 140. I'm not super concerned with flatfooting.