Anyone ever consider doing this? None of the aftermarket leading-link manufacturers I've checked with have done this on a K-bike. Unit has done it with a GS, but they are not interested in doing the K. While I have a Steer-Lite conversion on my K it still isn't an optimum setup IMHO and since the center-hub setups are insanely expensive I'm thinking the next best option is convert to leading link and set the trail where I want it. Looking at the brick K1200GT front end, it would seem that the stock shock could be replaced by a sturdy strut of appropriate length then the stock fork tubes replaced by a custom-made set that would still use the stock lower ball-joint bridge and incorporate the leading-link setup and shock mounts. I have a local machine shop that does top-notch work and they would do any fabrication I need if I furnish them with the drawings.
Upsides? Correct trail setup, possibly adjustable trail, move the front suspension out where it's accessible (the current aftermarket shock has to be removed in order to adjust the preload-- about 2 hrs work!), and assuming the parts are made beefy enough it may add some rigidity on the front end setup. Also could possibly convert the front to a car tire at the same time.
Downsides? Looks and cost, and a lot of work, I guess--but that's why I'm asking if anyone's done this, so I hopefully can avoid the same problems or mistakes.
Input and advice would be appreciated..