I got some more work done over the last couple of weeks. The downtubes are stretched 2", top tube 1 1/4" and a 1" tube added under the tank to strengthen the steering head. Rake came out to 32*. A Road 6 hardtail, battery box and oil tank have been installed, still more boxing to be done on the battery box/rear engine mount to clean things up and a bunch of brackets need to be made up and welded on, grinding and molding.
I assembled it with the 6 over front end but it just looked a bit too high in the front to me even with 32* rake and 2" longer downtubes - I think it's because the rear has been dropped so much with the hardtail. I slid the tubes up through the triple trees 6" to see what it would look like with a stock length front end and I liked the stance, sat level and not so low it's not practical.
In the pics I have installed the 5* raked bearing cups with the 6 over forks and really like the way it sits but I'm not crazy about the raked cups - should have raked it a bit more when I had the frame cut apart.
That's how it sits for now and I'm just going to stare at it and think about it for a while. Main concern is not to look like all the hardtailed Evo Sportsters out there, or any aftermarket custom frame.