I've begun to convert the bike. Not a ton of progress, but it's starting to take on a new look which makes me happy. I stretched the front end for a chopper style bike by clipping and replacing sections of the fork. I also took some wire and added the brake line to the front wheel. Once I attach the front to the rest of the bike, I'll add in some more cables to the engine and rear wheel. It's a relatively simple model kit, so I feel like adding those details really takes it up a level.
Still debating what to do next. While the elongated front feels sleek and fast to me, I'm thinking I'll add some armor to the back and beef it up. Make the rear a little more tank-like.