Ned I'm the guy you sent the tire chain to in Wasilla Alaska. he chain kept hitting the muffler and the banging annoyed me to much. I opted to put a TKC 80 on the front wheel and I'm putting on Vredestein Snow + studded this year on the pusher and side car.
You, Abenteuerfaher, ClearwaterBMW were all instrumental in me getting a sidecar.
I started out with a 2009 1200 GS and let my fingers do the shopping at DMC
It's got all the electronics, ESA you know in the Enduro mode the bike raises 2"
Last year me and the wife did a 22 day tour of Prince Of Wales Island. this coming year we're coming down to Bellingham and going down the coast to San Francisco.
I would get a used 1200 GS and bolt your car back on to it.
I took this yesterday afternoon