Hi all, you all can call me a newbie to being an owner of a bike, though I have been around them all my life. I am 41 years old and I decided to buy myself a 1981 Goldwing Interstate GL 1100 from a pal that was in real need. I am an automotive mechanic and could see how easy it is to work on one of these, and couldn't resist! So now I am in the process of tearing it down to get to the engine. My original plan was to restore it as best as possible, but I fell in love with it! I have watched multiple videos on how to drop out the 1200's, from what I understand is exactly the same as what I bought. Me being me, I am going to do a complete overhaul on the engine/trans and brakes... It doesn't run and brakes locked up any who... Since I am not licensed to drive motorcycles (yet) and I am a 100% Disabled Veteran, I am going to turn it into a trike since my brain can not balance a bike, when I have a hard enough time balancing myself. So I am doing tons of research well before I get too heavily involved in this process, 6 months so far and I have a logical brain and critically think everything through on a big project like this. Any tips and suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Oh! An no I will not do one of those bolt on trike kits!