If your plastics are in any kind of repairable shape, keep em for now. If I saw pictures of all the damage, I could tell you about how much it would cost to repair and repaint. I just did my RC51. And I bought it pretty rashed up! My partner Barry Brooke owns Cycle Works here in Sacramento. He helped me with the whole project and did the painting for me, and he's really good.
As far as mods, if you do all your reading first so you can decide which mods you want and can afford, then I say do them as your rebuilding. Your bike's gonna be all apart anyway. Leave a little slush money for those cool used things that will pop up for sale while your doing your rebuild. Things like billet exhaust hangers, or crg levers, or (my favorite score) a scotts damper. I also scored a PCIIIr that's waiting to be installed. I just wanted to ride the bike first for a couple rides!
btw, I rode a '02 roadstar warrior for almost 3 years. That's a helluva cruiser!
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