i agree, it is interesting to hear of the exciting changes planned on your bike. i have an older bike, 2000 vstar 1100 custom. i have just done some cosmetic simple things to my bike to improve looks and funtionality and tried to minimize cost, since i doubt if i can get out the cost of upgrades if i resold it. i havent done any engine upgrades yet. i like my bike , just started riding, put about 2000 miles on in last 5 months, no bike issues yet. good to hear from you, keep us posted on changes and add some pics, ride safe.