Glad the wonder is still there and you are still learning/enjoying the experience.I'm equally sure that mastering those improvements will be well worth it as the smiles per mile are way in excess of anything-else I've built (so far). Anyone with ideas in their head should get them out of there and into steel.
I'm of a similar mind. For me , a big part is in the "fun of tilting". I bought my first motorcycle in 1961 (a used 250cc BSA) and I have always loved the feeling of tilting in corners at higher speeds.Depends how you measure it. In distance, probably small. In enjoyment, it's probably most of it.
I hope the pain recedes and the bruises/scrapes fade ASAP.My daughter has a Kuga which just about swallows it. It's the 2nd time she's got me home after the BMS died a week ago. The battery maker fixed it without any fuss. A 72 year old cyclist stopped and enquired about my misfortune which passed the time awaiting recovery. It could have been a lot worse. At least the chap behind me in a van stopped and shielded me whilst I hauled it over the armco onto the path and I wasn't thrown under anything. The "twinge" in my back is giving me a lot more grief now than it did at the time. Ah the joys of bouncing down the road in your dotage! I thought my bouncing days were behind me by now! I distinctly remember I used to bounce better than this.
But as it's a tilting trike surely this plays to their strengths?I've bought a pair of Sun Black Label rims like the picture above. They are arguably among the strongest that exist, though like every rim are designed to be strong on a bike not a trike.