I split about 10-15 miles a day, every day, on my 650. The seating position is just high enough, and I can still plant both feet when I need to. I do use the "flash to pass" feature a ton. I hit it about every 5 seconds when splitting.
I am thinking about a headlight modulator, though I like the "when I need it" aspect of the "ftp". A fellow commuter on his FZ6 uses the emergency flashers when splitting. I think that is illegal, so I do not use them.
I do really like one aspect of the modulator. When you hit the horn, the high beam flashes. I would like to see that become standard on all
bikes. Saves having to "hover" over two switches. Maybe someone here has a fix?
I added the factory "knuckle guards" on my 650. Swiped a few mirrors on my old bike, these are invaluable. Your 1000 has them already, though, so no mods to date.
On one 4 (2 each side) lane I use highway the 18 wheelers are prone to use lane #1. They take a little extra "ftp". So far so good though, just swing between the suv mirrors, and enjoy the advantage of 2 wheeled commuting.
This bike replaced a KLR650, which I modified with a Supertrapp exhaust. Tried the "loud pipes save lives" thing. Turns out all that loud stuff just annoyed/startled the people I already passed, rarely even getting the attention of the drivers ahead. IMHO, the tech side of this bike is a huge advantage.