I always wanted an 82. I have seen folks with good success with tuning on these. Every time I come across one they are in decent original condition. I personally think its a mortal sin to take a good original example of a fine machine and take a saw, hammer and paint stripper to it. That's just my opinion. It is also my opinion that putting that type of seat setup on an early 80s bike is like installing the rear fins from a 1961 Plymouth Fury on an 82 Trans Am. But to each their own and no disrespect to ones build creations and dreams.
I would have like to have the chance to own this bike but like with most of my life........always a day late and a dollar short. Good luck to the new owner. The more I look at the photo the more I get used to the seat.