Hello everyone. I'm new to the forum but an old rider - started way back in '65 on a Honda 150 Dream. Current ride is an '03 R1150RT in beautiful shape. I'm retired, but as a hobby I help out a friend who restores antique cars for a living. In that world, originality is everything and great care is taken to restore the cars we work on to as close to absolutely OEM as possible - right down to the kind of caps on the tire valves. I've found a very solid '85 K100, 24K documented original miles, mechanically sound, pretty much all there, but in need of some TLC. The paint's a little dodgy, and there's a cracked lens on one corner along with the to-be-expected wear here and there. But, altogether, a nice, solid project bike for a reasonable price. So - my question is: What does the community think about originality? By that I mean is it a major no-no to polish an aluminum piece that originally had a matte finish, or put a first class paint job on but use a non-factory or not-for-that-year color? In short, is a quality, but not 100% original, restoration acceptable, or am I going to have somebody checking to see if those are 1985 valve caps on the rims? Your input is appreciated - thank you!