I have some bad memories of getting my pinkie finger mashed while using one about 25 years ago, the finger nail still grows with a fault line down the center LOL. At least it wasn't a planishing hammer that could have turned my finger to hamburger really fast. I had a RD 400 Daytona special and added a small oil tank (basically a 2" tube ) inside the gas tank with a second lid for the oil. Held enough 2 cycle Pre-mix oil for 3 fill-ups plus a little bit in a pinch and a pre-measured dipper on the inside of the cap. fill the tank half way lower the dipper full of oil into the gas tank and slosh it around a bit then top off the tank. No carrying a bottle of oil everywhere I went.
Well some years later I had an incident involving a plumbing truck with a pipe vise that was left in the deployed position and it caught me from behind, broke 4 ribs and my bike landed perfectly on the ball hitch of the car in front of me right on the tank. So I made a new tank with cleaner shape and slightly bigger capacity and revised Oil tank . Got my finger mashed working on the saddle part of the tanks underside, cleaning up the marks from the stretcher to clean up some little gaps.
Oh Btw Glen I decided on power for my Can-Am spider style trike..... Electric Gonna use a 7.5kw Brushless on 48vdc. should be good for about 55 mph and oodles of torque. Going with a Titanium Frame with Red Powder coated aluminum Levers, and any bolt on Hardware. Gotta start sourcing some aluminum wheel blanks now. Pops gave me free run of the water jet at the warehouse when I need to do them. wish they would let me do them in Mag but after the sister company burned to the ground about 10 years ago,they only let one guy there process magnesium ( Cut, mill etc ). Found the old news story but no pictures or video. Basically all that was left was a 10' deep crater.
anyhow know anyone that deals in Forged aluminum wheel blanks? Probably have to buy one at a time due to my budget but One wheel will allow me to do set-up measurements on the front end. May Just take a trip to Ebay and see if I can find a F/R set and another single front of the same type and make em work. ~shrug
At the speed your work I figured I'd be seeing you doing a road test by now LOL, keep them pictures coming .... Following this thread with lots of interest and borrowing any ideas I can in the form of notes with the pictures