I hear you on the "support the guys who support racing ideal"!!
As long as the prices are not too far off what can be gotten on-line I agree 100%. Also, when you consider the cost of shipping etc $290 is about the best I could find anyway and obviously the service and selection are totally missing since NO ONE had the soft compounds and you sure aren't going to get any advice with the tires.
PS. did a Streets of Willow track day and was turning 1:33's on the old tires that came with the bike. By the end of the day the tires were going off or I was getting a bit ballsy as the rear was stepping out pretty well. Had a blast.
1, the seat trick I thought of worked great (taking the padding off). Bike felt great with me so low on the saddle. Swapped out with a stock sv seat from another racer for one round and it felt horrible like I was way above the bike and totally out of touch with it. He agreed that the bike felt better with the "low-boy" seat too. Might want to try it on your new 03??
2, got some new .95 springs in so if you want to buy back your softer front springs cheap just let me know.