I ride a Goldwing, but am considering a 1000 LT as a second bike. If you are nearby (I live in Carrollton), maybe we can meet for coffee or lunch. I would love to know your thoughts on your bike.
I don't live near Dallas, but I think Goldwings are fine bikes for their intended porpoise. V1Ks are pretty groovy too. Not in the same league at fatigue free highway cruising, but a much better weapon for forays in the twisty bits. Just remember to put it in low power mode first as full power mode it too punchy to ride smoothly. Good for two lane passes though.