Re: finally, a new project....
Soon you will be the resident Xpert, half!
All I know is what I've seen. Never personally owned a mc with a springer installed on it. bought and sold quite a few, though, and seen quite a few run on friends bikes.
Your thread has been great and I'll look forward to the reports you will post on your travels.
Oh, I forgot to ask if you made any considerations of trail when you were doing your setup. It will make significant difference in handling.
Rake and trail... interesting subject for study... frame geometry does funny things.
Oh, btw, when you don't drink, and DO tumble, it hurts right away, and not just later. Been there, done that.
My goal is cheap, reliable, personal transport, below the tax collector radar. Fun counts for a lot!