Rode my bike for the first time in over a month. Finally got in all the parts and found the time to install. Had to also get a new output sprocket to fit the new 415 chain......no amount of grinding would make the old sprocket work.
So, with the new sprocket, Shimano coaster wheel, 36t sprocket and adapter, chrome 415 chain, Continental City Ride 26X1.75 tire, NT Speed carb, and a few other small things, I've got a different personality motorbicycle! Much smoother. Much quieter. Much less 'frantic' at a higher cruising speed. Much better!!
As all things lead to another, next on the list will be ordering a matching front wheel and tire, and maybe a Cloud 9 seat. I'm also gonna keep my eye out for a suspension front fork ---- then all that will be left of the original bike will be the frame!