I pick up a 1250gsa this year and have been slow to add stuff. Mostly because it stays and a friends house out of state. I have always added these to my bikes but I was looking at a gs without one on it with 15k on it and the front case was perfect. I didn’t ask where it was ridden because I would have questioned his answer anyways. My Bike lives on very dirty asphalt with gravel and fire roads mixed in. Was this a pristine asphalt princess? Also I haven’t gotten this bike in mud yet but the rear shock seams to stay very clean. Any thoughts on rear mud guards? I put machineart on my ‘15rt and was happy with it. Would probably just go that route if I add on.