Thanks for the support guys. It's going to be a bit slow going until I get everything mapped out. So far I have radius bends for the exhaust, some foot pegs that I adapted to fit , Biltwell Moto bars and a sprung solo saddle that I need to fab a hinge for. I also scored a fork and wheel off of an 83 XL600 that I need to make a brake adapter for.
Here is a bit of inspiration. If I can come close to a longer travel version of this bike I will be happy.
One thing I don't want is for the bike to be as pretty as the one pictured above. I don't want to worry about it's looks when I am out beating the crap out of it.