Well, I got all my stuff in the mail. The new handlebars went on perfectly and they're nice and comfy and it's great to finally have a rear view mirror. The pipe went on well but the mounting slots at the rear don't line up with the bolt on my frame, so I'm going to have to figure out a secure way to mount it. And I put the tires on and they went on great... but I accidentally put a hole in the rear inner tube, god damnit. So I had to order some new tubes. I went ahead and ordered extras, and got a nice tire iron, which I feel would make it much easier than a flathead screwdriver. Also put a 17t front sprocket on.
Also nice to know, there's plenty of room for the 2.75" wide tire in the back. In fact, if I pulled the wheel back a tad, far back in the mounting slots, there may even be enough room for a 3" wide wheel.
So now I'm just waiting on tubes and a chain tool, and once I get everything on I'll post some pictures. It looks a lot better with new handlebars and tires, that's for certain. I can't wait to get the right jet in there and see how it performs.