I replaced my fork seals once and went through hell sorting out the carb--eventually I stuck on a Dellorto and that was way more tunable. I did everything myself. The RC8R is a much more modern beast though and I have no experience with that program.
I purchased a pair of SJ on ebay that are non celastic. I manage a motorcycle collection for a living and I can definitely feel the shifter on top of my foot.I ordered a pair of Nomads for my boss and a pair of SJ with celastic toes for myself. They should be here next week.