Nice bike! Free airhead and a good one at that, you don't hear that too often. Me I like the look of the stock tank etc. but that's just me. Sorry to hear about the Jesse's, but that's a story we've heard plenty before. I think any panniers that would fit a g/s would have fit and there's still quite a few of them.
"Between two explanations, choose the clearest; between two forms,
the most elementary; between two expressions, the shortest."
Between two motorcycles the simplest (DW)
Eugeni d' Ors (1881-1954); Spanish writer.