Sounds like that kit wasn't advertised accurately! That sucks! But don't worry; anything can be repaired or replaced, and building anything is one giant learning curve. I wish I had the skills that I see some other guys have, but I'm fortunate enough to know a little, and to have some great friends who enjoy helping out. Knowing where to go and who to talk to is often the best way to get ANYTHING done!
Prussian: I'd love to hear more about the group and any events & runs that will be happening. PM me and add me to the list, and I'll definately make an effort to attend. This is a fun little hobby! I'm enjoying my motorized bicycle as much as my Harley!