Unfortunately the rearsets are going to be delayed. Probably until we finish the next modification on the list, i.e.,
Have taken an estimate from the fabricator, but he's charging a bomb for it. So we've decided to make the stuff on our own. Lets see how things turn out. Would look something like the below photoshopped pic. The new name will be stuck on either sides of this cowl. The cowl is going to be a removable/detachable one. Not sure how it'll be done, but we're gonna do it. The cowl work would be starting today hopefully. Will post pics as we progress. Suggestions are welcome, specially on mounting/removing/locking the cowl:
Nice work so far on the Enfield. It's a beauty.
Before people run off and start sending you shift arms (the splined part that rotates on the gear shifting shaft) get a measurement on the diameter and count the number of splines.
When mocking up controls I start with foamcore or card board for the plates and flat stock.
Use steel rod for the linkages. This way you can catch any binding problems and dial in the shapes of the parts so they have a sympathy to the surrounding forms. When you are changing these around be aware of ground clearance, the kickstarter and shifter movement.
You'll also want ball end or heim joint linkages for mating the plates to the rods. The bent rod captured through the hole will wear quickly and shift poorly. If its a bit difficult or expensive to have a rod bent and threaded a strait linkage of threaded rod could be used. It looks crap but It'll get the job done.
For your sidestand problem have a .25 dia steel rod welded perpendicular on to the arm so you can catch it with your foot, mind the clearance you'll need for upshifting. Have a knob welded onto the arm or bend it over so it doesn't become a sharp penetrator if it falls on your ankle. If this short arm had a graceful arc it could have form and function!
Alloy would be a nice thing for the seat but may be expensive. You could hack apart a gas tank for a cowl or if you have any talent you could make a form, take a mold and fab up a fiberglass shell. A few steel or aluminum brackets that you could tap into or use dzus fasteners would work well to join the shell to the frame. If you do end up with alloy consider rubbber mounting it to prevent cracking.
Check out www.mcmaster.com
for all manner of fasteners. Looking through here will give you some ideas.
ps - ditch the crash bars and minimize the rear fender so it won't need the awkward looking support bracket.