I'm really looking forward to seeing the changes to your bike! I'll bet she's gonna be sweet! I wouldn't mind picking up a project bike (Ducati) to work on sometime. Do you see (m)any deals in your area? I missed out on a 1988 750 Sport last year. Yeah, not the best platform, but I was going to start by upgrading the engine to a 900cc and then tackle suspension and wheels. I haven't seen anything else in the area other than a well-worn '71 RT450 that was priced at $7k (he probably still has it at that price...).
Anyway, I hope all is well with you and yours, Kev. Keep in touch and slide me a picture of your progress once in a while!