In the pics you can see the buckets are really close to the bike, thats because I didn't secure them well enough to the PVC. I tried to make them about 15 inches away so incase the engine gives up I can still peddle.
RE: silverbear: I placed a small fin ( just sheet metal) on the inside part of the front spokes, and I think that should give me enough force to steer.
RE: NunyaBidness: Marine grade grease is a great idea! I'll visit my local shop today.
Thanks for the support you guys, I'll have some more pics soon.
Heres a video from the first day out.