Make an original looking bike.
I bought the bike from a friend who could no longer ride. It ran great (only 14K miles) but was visually very plain. After getting a custom paint job, I re-did the externals to make it more of a combo old school with some newer tech. I was in an accident about 6 months after I finished it when a bedroll blanket came off the sissy bar and went into my rear wheel. I spent the next two years rebuilding it again.
The custom paint job
When I look at it, it makes me smile.
I was at an intersection that had police doing traffic control. I got compliments on the bike from the cops. Almost everyone who sees it says it’s a nice looking scoot.