Thanks for the feedback, that's great to hear. And yes, it makes sense that changing the front wheel diameter and also presumably raising the front suspension a bit more than the rear would help offset the loss in trail. I'm glad to hear that you didn't have to be a super-engineer to build a great handling bike.
What did you cook up for a windscreen (in that last pic)?
'89 Transalp . . . but I'm still working up the nerve to talk to her