Originally Posted by goldmatch45
...But I did not want to go at it blind.
Welcome to the site.
Just start with what kind of ride you want, there are so many it helps to know what you lean towards to start with, like a Beach Cruiser or a low rider chopper, etc.
If you have a bike now you want to motorize then upload some pics and specs!
You will find there are many people here willing to help with GOOD advice if they know what the bike and kit are ;-}