Thanks Thayter. Unfortunately I don't have much to report since other things have taken priority for the past couple of weeks. I found a guy locally that is going to polish my wheels for $100 so that is on the horizon. I just don't have the time to get the results I want and for $100 I'm willing to just let someone else do it that has the right tools and experience. I'm ditching the spoked 21" front wheel idea and sticking with the stock wheels. In the end, I made up my mind that there's a lot of reasons in favor of sticking with the stock wheels.
I did get my Vance and Hines bolted up loosely. They look really nice (as many others know). I'm not bolting them up permanently yet as the top muffler gets in the way of the removing the rear axle bolt. My 200 Metzler is on the way so I need to wait until my wheels are polsihed and the tire is mounted up before putting on the exhaust permanently. I've got a set of wheel bearings on the way too as the old ones are completely seized. It's all a big puzzle in that one piece depends on the next. It's difficult to keep up momentum when you keep running into something else that you need before you can move on to the next step.
I'll definitely keep updating this thread but it will be a "slowly but surely" kind of thing. I posted in another thread a problem I was having with the throttle and choke cables hitting the tank after installing the t-bars. I've got that solved. I'll take some pics and post up the solution.
I'll definitely have some parts left over and plan on passing along what I don't need. I'm just not getting rid of anything just yet until I'm positive I won't need it somewhere down the line.