he has no choice but to go with the headlight bucket. his outer fairing and inner fairing are different. that was changed in 1996. it suck. i in the same boat he is . i have a 90 the dashes were the same from around 89 to 95 then change to to what they have now.
yes ive thought about doing it myself a few years ago. but never did it. have to change everything. mounting hardware gauges innerfairing , outer fairing. and what ever else. i myself could not justify the cost to do so. lol thats why i have not done so .its going to cost a few grand. to do it. but hay give it a whirl.
the head lite bucket will fit. yes the the neck kits sould fit if i remember rite the part number for the tree' are the same as a 97 model year. i am gradualy mine to 97 model year stuff. for instance fork tube they are diff. internally. i dont know what it is . but theats what evryone tells me. if you got the time and the dime go for it,