Excellent work on your rack! I just installed one of Dale's racks with the filler hole and the gas cap is very easy to access. How I need to get a locking gas cap like yours.I started working on this almost 2 years ago after seeing a post on here about someone making something out of a plastic cutting board, but then I got sidetracked with other things and put it off. Then Dale came out with his racks and I thought about getting one but they were too much $ for me to justify and I didn't like how the gas hole was in the middle of the bend, maybe it works OK but to me it looks like it would be hard to reach in to get the gas cap off, also I tend to sit to the very rear of the seat and having that metal against my butt didn't look to comfortable.
So finally got around to working on what I had already started on, It's made of wood, a material I have the tools and knowledge to work with. I used scrap wood leftover from other projects. I did buy some angle brackets and spray paint but otherwise it was built using stuff I had on hand.
Preliminary test fitting I realized it had a wobble side to side and was going to need some side supports on the under side. getting those figured out was probably the hardest part of this project.
here you can see the side supports. I also chalked around all joints
Filled the screw holes also.
Painted it black.
Got me one of those locking gas caps for a Ruckus, perfect fit.
added some foam weather stripping to the bottoms of the side supports.
I didn't plan it , but it's the perfect size (10X15) for a 1 gallon Rotopax container.
There is no way to latch it down so for now I'm using a bungee cord running from side to side, I don't think it would come flying up while I was sitting down but if I was to stand on the pegs while riding the wind could catch it and flip it up.