Just out of curiosity - when you say "stripping it back to stock", what all will you be removing?
I too prefer the 'stock look' and the only mods I have really made are adding highway pegs and saddlebags. Personally, I like the way the exhaust looks and sounds and think the "ears" look tough : )
7800 orig mi when purchased Jan 2011
Turned 11,000 mi Nov 2011
Taillight relocation kit
Chad's highway peg mounts
Otherwise, all stock
"But it's a dry heat - like the inside of an oven"