Re: Newbie !!!!
Welcome to the Forum!!
I'm sure you'll like it here and there's a lot of talent as well as help in here to help you get the bike just the way you want it...
I definitely agree on the fenders, these are very dangerous on motorized bikes and can cause some serious wrecks if they come off while riding.
For the brakes, I would also recommend transplanting a front disc brake onto the bike for the best possible stopping power, then you could use the coaster in the back just for slowing down or coming to a slow easy stop. Most coaster brakes won't laast stopping from 30+mph on a regualr basis, but in conjunction with a front disc or a set of caliper brakes front and rear, or a disc up front and a caliper on the rear will do your bike really well.
We can also help you find the right parts and who has the best prices for the parts you may need.