I was determined to reassemble the Sportster this weekend and succeeded. I was also able to take it for a short ride today which was awesome. It ran great and looks fantastic.
The seat is a lot smaller than my last one (I replaced my Mustang Vintage Wide Solo with a LePera Barebones). I basically went from the biggest seat you can get for a Sportster to the smallest. My ass-to-seat ratio has definitely swung in an uncomfortable direction but I don't really care. Ask me again after I get a chance to get a good 200 mile ride in. Maybe I'll change my mind.
Here are some pics that I took today, just before I washed it and took it for a ride (in case you're wondering why it looks so dusty). I'll get some alternate-angle and detail pics up soon.
I am VERY happy with the results.