So I took the plunge and bought another sportbike. I bought a 2011 ZX10R. I am still waiting for delivery. I also have a Yamaha Road star 1700 and yes he 2003 RC51. I have to fix the gas line on my Road Star and its maintenance time for the RC. I have decided to do a complete rebuild / off frame restoration wiring and all on the RC. It was purchased as a salvage bike it was crashed pretty good. The engine and tranny have about 7k miles and it runs strong. The plastics are ok it was made road worthy again. However I want to bring this bike back to like new quality. I want to do all the work my self. Right now I have a 5k budget to rebuild it. I bought it for 2k. I will be picking everybody's brains for help as this will be my first bike restoration. I am trying to decide if I'm going to modd it or just full restoration. One of my local buddies says I should bring the engine and tranny to the local shop and have them rip it apart and rebuild it? Would his he a waste of money? Also any ideas where to get faring replacements?