Congrats on picking up Elmers rig
I read all of his reports, when he came up to Alaska and his latest about the TAT.
Reading those reports convinced me to take my 2009 GS and put a DMC car on mine.
I would use some secondary roads to get use to the rig and then choose if your in a hurry or not that GS will go as long as you wat at interstate speed
Want to hear about yor trip cross country
If you ever get to Alaska give me a call ( that includes anyone that reads this)
'09 R1200 GS with a DMC M72DX Sidecar
Retired and Riding