Following up...and copy/pasting my post from 'the other forum' lol:
Getting there. Figured out how to do this without tapping the frame.
Made the first bracket, but with such thick metal I had to make it very small, so I nixed it.
So now I've used thinner metal, but have made two brackets, ie that fit together.
I will JB weld them so it's nice and strong. Still shaping etc. but here's the un-designed bracket:
Approximate look on the bike:
And I found a neat place for my mirror to help clean up the bars, since I've relocated my front signals down low:
I'm using 2 motor mounts for the front of the tank lift, ordered from eBay:
I'll use all black hardware up front to try and make it "invisible".
Once I've finished the above bracket, I'll start on the coil/key.
Probably same idea, work with metal that is thin enough for my tools to shape,
double it and JB weld the two brackets together...
I'd prefer thicker metal (what I'm using is 2mm-and-a-bit thick according to my calipers,
so when doubled+JB Welded together, I'll get about 1/2cm in thickness or just under...plenty sturdy I hope.