Going for it
Airhead, been following your progess for a while, as I have an ST also. It is an '83 w/ 13k on her and a sweetie. However, as I've sold all my other bikes and been disappointed in a search for a G/S, (and the fact that no matter how clean you think your bike is, someone has a nicer one), She will now become a G/S also. One question I may have missed is where did you get the bashplate? (sump protector).
The Map is not the Territory
It is not the same to talk of bulls as to be in the bullring