Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Washington, the state
You might prefer the 650 with the gearing lowered one tooth on the front sprocket (from 15 to 14) to give it more low rpm power. A sprocket is cheap, easy to change, and there is room to adjust the chain, making it easy to experiment.
As said above, plan on re-springing both front and rear suspensions for your loaded riding weight. Even if you find the 1000, it'll need re-springing as well. While you can ride the bike as-is, it is kind'a like carrying 1000# in a half-ton truck everywhere all the time.
You might also consider a trip to Rich's Custom Seats in Kingston. In addition to comfort, he will shape the seat to better fit a 6-4 rider. Richland Rick's peg lowering kit and fork brace will also help (peg kit for the long legs and fork brace for fork support for the heavy rider).
"Older people who are reasonable, good-tempered, and gracious will bear aging well. Those who are mean-spirited and irritable will be unhappy at every period of their lives.
"Let each of use properly whatever strengths he has and strive to use them well. If he does this, he will never find himself lacking."
Marcus Tullius Cicero