Welcome,Scoot.Good choice.From what I have gathered from this site is alot of the newbie's problem's are self inflicted!
Yes these thing's do lack QC but that is why they are so cheap and so much fun.,If that's what get's your juice's flowing!
Some of the member's brag about how fast they got there motorized bicycle up and running
and are on the Forum the next day complaining that their piece of crap kit is falling apart! Go figure!
Take your time,use your head,do it right,have fun with it!
Common sense goes a long way's! Kip.