Re: schwinn link
BC, I did not need to do that.
so I don't know.
lol that's a hard one for me to admit! :-)
On the starter cover... you got turny things in there... I'd be cautious before trying to melt that in for clearance.
...since we're going motorized, and will rarely pedal, the usual fix is to bend the pedal crank. WayneZ even put up a thread on cold bending!
IMO best to do it that way, unless you really do have plans to pedal a lot.
My goal is cheap, reliable, personal transport, below the tax collector radar. Fun counts for a lot!