Well my trip was cut short and I was not happy about that so to take a mental break I took the bike and drove over to Bob's BMW and purchased a nice new set of leathers. They had them advertised on Clist and were heavily discounted so I couldn't pass the deal up, pus they fit perfectly. After the purchase just took a drive around to see how the bike was at higher speeds. I stayed in the 55-60 mph area and the bike seems to handle much better at those speeds.
Heading back to the shop I did a grocery run and found that the sidecar is very handy for that too, easy to load and unload.
I racked up another 80+ miles on the bike and it still a learning experience for me.