Lucien Harpress wrote: My 1200 Standard was going to be the bike that could reliably get me from one side of the US to another, and the only reason I'm entertaining the idea of selling it is so I can get a bike that can do the same. Fun as speculation is, I also don't want to ruin a good bike.)
I can tell you from experience that the Valkyrie is a thirsty beast and running back and forth across the country, you'll feel the sting at the pump.
the extra 10 mpg or so really adds up when the ride is a couple of thousand miles long.
The photoshop looks like all of the modifications you are planning are just cosmetic and therefore not going to change the fundamental character of the bike.
I say go for it....... and if you decide later that you don't like the styling, it will be pretty easy to change with a different seat and a coat of paint.