Spoke with Ray again this morning (6/17) and checked on the status. He says as of last Friday they were still at the chrome shop. He is expecting them to be back in a couple more days. Then assembly, inspection, and shipping. Looks like at least another week or two yet.
Ray said I still may have a say in the choice of racing tips. I ordered them in black (like the pics at the beginning of this thread). I can also get them in chrome. Whatcha think?