Originally Posted by leftywoody
It will be awsome looking . Most any motorized bicycle has the tank mounted somewhere that has the potential for danger in an impact . Just ride like everybody else out there is an idiot and you will reduce your risk . I would like to see a closeup of your seat mount if possible .
You are correct that the risk is never eliminated but things can be done to reduce the risk further. Riding safely as you suggest is a great place to start. Still, common sense should tell you that there is a better solution than mounting the tank up front where it is the most vulnerable.
In truth the single thing we can probably do that would have the biggest chance of improving our own safety is wearing a helmet.