Thank you for the thread, Kras -it is much appreciated.
I've been interested in the Ryca project since I first read about it in some of the bike magazines - I didn't know about the Scrambler version though, I've always like cafe' bikes anyway. Good to hear they sound like a fairly good outfit - and also telling that the kits aren't perfect either. I hope they can survive for awhile, I like re-purposing stuff and Lord knows there are a bunch of Suzuki Savages sitting around in garages with low mileage on them (never liked the Cruiser riding position myself either). I just hope some less-than-knowledgable rider doesn't decide to sue them after he stacks and decides it's all the fault of the funny rear brake or something.
Best luck on getting it Legit - sometimes it's must a matter of who you are dealing with, so if you first don't succeed, try another branch if you can.
Take care and I hope the deployment goes well, thank you for your service to the nation.