With the bigger naked tourers ... a small clear screen added will take a supprising amount of pressure off the body. On shorter rides it's seldom an issue. But when the km's are mounting up ... every little bit helps. More noticeable after you stop.
Two up on a 1200 with ... luggage ... is a lot of weight. As such ... the lower speeds in towns/cities can cause issues. Usually felt in the wrists ...
A good sheepskin for both of you does wonder's for comfort.
Bravery is not being without fear ... but continuing ... in spite if it ..