Re: Hello from the high desert...
Welcome to the forum. We're glad you've decided to come in out of the cold and get your feet wet, or warm as the case might be.
Use the search feature and use key words that apply to your specific questions. There are hours of reading available on every conceivable subject as it applies to motorizing a bicycle. There's also the 'Cruiser' section that might give you some ideas.
Good luck and ride safe.
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