>I assume the baffles in most saddle tanks are oriented athwartship so that adding new inspection ports would allow viewing of the cavities between baffles?<
Usually so , Depending on how the tank was built , sometimes the baffles (if installed) will have rivets that help hold the baffle when pitching.
Sometimes the weld shrinkage can be spotted from outside.
I would check as well as you can , including borrowing a camera to find the baffle and cut the first inspection port in a clear area..
Although it is a PIA , I have known folks that chemically cleaned the tank.
Remove all fuel, add 20 gal industrial cleaner let it sit then add water , blow air in to raise the level of cleaning ,
finally pump all the crud .
A water rinse with a pump out and hopefully you are done.
This was done by a looper , so rough water clean is a maybe , but it worked just fine for him.
No filter changes underway , 6000 miles!