Thanks for the input Stromette and Albie, but no I'm not trying to make it into a sport bike I already have an 05 Gsxr 1000 thats primeraly a track/back road bike.
I want the V-strom for more relaxed every day use, comforetable 2 up ride and distance traveling. I'm not into off road adventure so it's more important to me to have better handling and stopping power when I want to have a spirited ride through mountain twisties.
I'v already had a V-strom couple of years ago. It was a love/hate relationship. hated the bufetting, seat and bars including the rubber mounting but loved the motor and the whole concept of the bike.
I think that with a Corbin or Sargent seat, different bars solidly mounted, 17" front wheel with bigger calipers, revalved and resprung forks, better rear shock and hopefully getting rid of the buffeting by cutting down the w-screen would meke this a one solid bike.
I was hopping to chat with someone thats converted to the 17" front wheel to find out how it changed the handling of the bike because it could work better or worse.