Thanks for the input LR and Barely! My motor kit arrived yesterday
Brakes have been weighing heavy on my mind. As for now, since I don't plan to ride alot, I'm just making sure my rim brakes are happy as can be. Right now I'm in the process of sanding the rims to remove the paint from the braking surface. This not that much fun. I'm about an 1/8th of the way through one rim. So i"m stopping today to get a sanding attachment for the Dremel tool to speed things up a bit.
After that I will be able to reinstall tires/tubes so that I can get the bike upright for assembly.