The QT doesn't have a fuel gauge for its tiny little tank. The extra gas can wasn't tied into the carb. I thought about doing that, but the bike got stolen before I got a chance.
As far as looks, I kinda liked the extra gas can. The bike was set up for long distance travel in relative comfort, prepared for most emergencies (including rain), and I carried my musical equipment and a change of clothes on it. Anytime someone asked me if all that stuff slowed the bike down, I told them, "It's set up for 11 miles (distance from work), not the quarter mile!"
No, the QT doesn't have a freewheel lever.
I'm working on setting up the Elite for all-duty, long distance use (and I carry a spare gas can on it, too), but still trying to keep it as aerodynamic as possible. I'd really like to find a windshield that looks good on it. Hopefully I can post a pic soon...