sounds like this project is right up my alley
I hope it goes well for you, sounds like you're getting there. Those little "bugs" at the end of sorting something can be frustrating but the end result is worth it. Ironing the kinks takes various amounts of time depending on the original design.
That rear wheel thing sounds pretty sketchy
Please post pics when you get a chance
you win some and you lose some, you can't win them all so it doesn't matter what the hell you do as long as you do something.
Husqvarna 610 "The Humongous"
Yamaha XV1100 Virago