Re: New Rider questions
Welcome to our community and we're glad you've joined. Most of your questions are common ones asked by a lot of new builders and the answers you'll get are/will be based on the experience of the responders. There isn't much that is carved in stone except for the basic mechanical aspects such as proper sprocket/chain alignment and tension, engine mounting and general condition of the bike you choose to motorize. Greg covered some of the basics for you and his advice, as always is sound.
You might want to explore our 'Search' feature, type in a word or two on the subject you have questions about and you'll be rewarded with pages of discussion on that topic.
Good luck and have fun.
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