Welp, I was able to put 30 very short miles on it today. The forwards definitely have to come off. I've never liked forward controls, and these are way too out there. Hell, at times, I was putting my boots on the primary/front muffler.
As for the bars, the are doable, for now. I would rather have XR bars on it, but don't feel like going through the pains of converting the whole set-up.
The 21" wheel will be stored away and a 19" cast wheel going on. I don't like the 21s darn near as much as forwards.
I'll be also sticking a headlight fairing, or bikini fairing up front, as well. That should completely cut the windblast to my helmet.
I'm torn about the exhaust/aircleaner components. I actually like how quiet the bike is, but it is quite breathless up top. I expected as much. If I do replace those parts, they too, will be stored away.
I'll be making the bike fit/suite me, but nothing that won't be able to be bolted back on to return it to stock.
Here is how it looks without the touring gear...