With everything on a bike being an exercise in 3-D packaging, the fastest and easiest way is to create a solid model of what you are trying to accomplish. I used my lunch over maybe 4 days, and this model was born. Makes life so much easier and the end result better.
Chunks of scrap steel I found in the machine shop 'extras' bin.
Chunks of scrap mild steel turned into some sculpted, fishmouthed mounts.
OIl tank bungs, a pc of 1" diameter 6061, a drop saw and a bridgeport. 1 hour later I had these gems.
Measure twice, weld once.
Sides of mount tacked into place, and then a full bead laid across the top, with the oil tank in place. Tank removed here to add more welds to bottom mount.
End result, came out sweet. The model at the top of the page, shows a double shear seat mount. I am machining those out tonight.
Side view, more than enough clearance from the frame, starter, and trans, but still nicely packaged in the motorcycle. Looks like it was meant to go there.