Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Coos Bay, OR
Model: Slightly less than before.
Thank God you're not going to butcher the Goldwing.
I'm going to raze you a bit first then give you some advice.
Raze: I see so many nice bikes, (at least they were) being chopped up by idiots without a clue. You see them on Craigslist half finished or just started with the back frame loop chopped off. Most of them lack any design skills or even common sense.
Advice: Buy a SMALL POS bike to experiment on first. This will give you practical experience making your vision come true. An older CB400 (the twin) honda is a good place to start. Lots of them around cheap. Painting should be the last step after all other modifications have been done. Take some pride in your painting. Rattle can flat black just looks like you were too lazy to do a good job. A well designed nicely painted "Bobber" can be a thing of beauty.
Post some pictures here as you proceed.
I've learned so much from my mistakes, I'm thinking about making a few more.