Well, that didn't go as planned. He called me later and said that he, in fact, couldn't get the tires he wanted to sell me because they don't exist in that size. To add a little more Eff-you on top, he told me again that he not only refuses to mount up my originals but that if I were to find anyone else who was willing to do it, they were trying to kill me. Whatever, I just got some tire irons and did it myself. Then it sat for the rest of the week.
This morning I peeled off the rest of the rear bodywork and reinstalled the wheels/tires. Threw a blanket on the frame and blasted up and down my street a few times. New knobbys are waaay grippier! Made a couple loops down behind my house through the dirt just for good measure and it grabs like a dirt bike...almost. I think I'm gonna like it. Sportster mufflers sound great too.
Plan for tomorrow is to do my fork seals and maybe start surgery on the rear suspension and frame. Possibly even put the new bars on. We'll see how the day pans out.
Marc should be over here around noon but only has about half the parts he needs so we'll just do what we can on his.