I've replaced all the original fasteners, weaker brackets and did away with the switch to the throttle. I cobbled up the front motor mount and rear tank bracket from scrap. My attempts at a juice can tank were foiled by the rapid growth of rust in the grapefruit juice cans and heartburn set in from drinking it, so I took an easier route. Works well so far.
I rode a mile and the Hi stop coaster flange sheared right off. The front caliper brake is almost worthless. I feel like Wile E Coyote, so the bike is now named Acme. These bikes are a puzzle that takes some care to make right, but that seemed obvious when I opened the kit!
Ordered a set of stronger alloy 12G wheels with a Shimano coaster and disk brake hub in front. Manic Mechanic sprocket mount is on it's way. Need to cobble up a caliper bracket for my fork. Ideas appreciated.
I plan to mildly port the engine, add an expansion chamber with mower muffler and perhaps a carb. Should be fun...