OK, so 2000 miles in one week in the SCR in France survived. Naturally the bike ran fine. Everything worked OK (or as it should anyway...) and nothing dropped off. Couldn't measure any oil use and tyres held air OK. The rear brake, which I use a lot on the SCR, got progressively spongier. Could have been the heat (typically mid 30's C; High 90's F). On the plus side it proved amazingly economical delivering me over 70 mpg (imp) cruising at 60 to 65 mph. Meant that two hours between fill ups was feasible. Typically 135 to 140 miles before the fuel light came on.
The seat is as we all know pretty ****. 30 mins and I was feeling it. An hour and I'm using all the tricks to not have to stop and walk around. Longest stint was three hours yesterday from Folkstone to home (150 miles). Typically two hours was enough and refuel at around 115 to 120 miles.
On challenging roads (Route Napoleon, through the Alps, for example) it can really hard work. Some of the hairpins had me hauling on the brakes and whispering a prayer that it would get round. Both pegs now ground off on the underside...got to the stage where I really wanted some straight tarmac for a bit. The luggage carrier and dri-bag worked fine and held all I needed.
There were a few times I was overtaking when I found the throttle against the stop and wishing for more. 50HP and 550 lbs...
The worst thing about it, and noticed most once back home on crap UK roads, is the rear suspension. Any serious ridge or pothole and you feel like your neck might break or your teeth will fall out. If you can anticipate a bump you can stand on the pegs but if you get caught out it hurts. And I have the Ohlins on the back, set to softest damping.
I know it's not a tourer, but it can be hard work on mountain roads. Less weight, better brakes and more lean angle would all help. But I've got to remember it's basically a cruiser in drag.
Need to work out if I keep throwing money at it to improve it as a tourer or just use it for shorter runs.