I have an lead on a Goldwing Gl1100 that I can pickup pretty cheap. I am told that it is around 1983 vintage , Runs good but has cosmetic issues with a few body panels. Not sure if its because of a drop or what. Anyway if I decide to buy it I was wondering if these years can be converted to "naked " status without any major work. I'm talking removal of fairing, bags and trunk. I know I will have to come up with a headlight and turn signals but I am wondering about all that bodywork around the radiator. Will this leave me with a big ugly mess when the plastic is gone? I know of several older 1000's that have done this but not so sure of the later models. I have been looking for a little more road-oriented bike to mount my old Velorex sidecar and an old wing might just work.