So I was able to fix my seat mount, and install the bungs for the 3" hairpin springs, or scissor springs as they are called as well. I also scored a set of risers for 1" bars off of a Vulcan for $20. They are aluminim and should coat up nicely. I have to powder coat a panel for someone this weekend, so I will be doing the seat mount I made as well to give an idea of the color I will be putting on the frame. All of the hardware that I am installing and replacing is going to be stainless steel, also. I though about polishing it all, but I think it will look better with the darker colors of the bike and they style I am looking forl.
I am now going to have to focus on making the triple trees a little larger in diameter to fit the forks with the powder coating on them. But for now, I also have a 1982 XS650 that I will be eventually making into a cafe racer style bike. I am going to use the forks off of it to get the stance of my bike right so I don't have to put the finished ones in and out and chance messing up the finish.
I have also thought about my speedometer issue. I think I am going to put in one of those aviation air speed indicators and use the spacer that Hugh fabricates from Hughshandbuilt to replace the gear on the front tire. I think that would be pretty cool, and different.
I also just received my magneto kit from Hugh today, and although i am not ready for it yet, it was too good of a deal to pass up. Thanks for the deal, Hugh, and the fast shipping.