Hey all! Been doing a lot of searching through the inter-webs on bike motor kits to finally convert my Kona 2010 Fire Mountain to an efficient motorized transporter. While doing a few dozen searches and visiting hundreds of links I've stumbled upon these forums and knew I just had to join to learn and get help whilst returning it in the end. I'm hoping to create a setup where I won't have to lose any of my 24 gears and front/back disc brakes. Also, in terms of choosing greater speed vs. greater torque I'd have to go with greater torque because Illinois isn't exactly flat, these darn hills make commutes a bit difficult especially after 20 miles of biking. I'd like to think of myself as a friendly individual who wants to expand knowledge as well as share it. Thank you
P.S. I have both a class D and M license, don't know if that'll allow me to use my motor-bike on the streets or not but I think I'll find out if/when a cop stops me and tells me "Son, do you know why I pulled you over?"