I purchased 2004 R 1150 GS last year for the same reason. I'm 6'4 and had been riding a Goldwing for the last 15 years. The low seat position was leaving me stiff in all the wrong places at the end of a long days ride. I looked at several different bikes before buying the GS and have no regrets. I've rode as much a 600 miles in one day on the GS without any real discomfort. I've added a corbin seat and 7" over standard height windshield to keep the wind off the top of my helmet. I also added a set of pivot pegs since the stock foot pegs were a bit narrow for my size 14 boots. I've even started riding off road which was impossible on the wing.