Does the small, chrome covers between the cylinder heads and fairings on the 1200 serve any other purpose than looking good? Mine are very rusted and I'd like to remove them.
Sounds like a really nice bike I actually had this style in mind for my own 1200. Partly because I can then junk a lot of damaged chrome parts (racks and some really ugly caliper covers) and not worry about finding replacements, but mostly because I like that clean and understated (if you can call a Goldwing that...) look.My bike was de-stickered, de-emblemed, de-racked, there are no aftermarket stamped steel chrome pieces, no extra lights, all done by the previous owner. There is nice paint and body work with pinstripe art and custom upholstery.