Welcome aboard !
We need more researcher "types" here too. People who hunt stuff up and post links to it are always of great help. Not to mention setting a good example for the younger builders.
I'm guessing you're going to license your bike as a regular motorcycle and insure it ? I live up the river from where Ky, WV, and Ohio all meet. The three states motorbike laws are similar with Ohio being more limited concerning the horse power and speed you can ride.
Ya may want to look at our expansion chamber threads too. I know you're
working in a machine shop and just wondered if you've done any sheet metal work ?