Thank you all for your positive welcomes, all of you. I had a feeling that this would be a good group. I hope that anybody in the Orange County area of New York state who sees this posting will reply. Dan, when is that get together up in Hartford in May ?? And Where ?? The chopper build is going to be a way off right now; right now, I am going to take an old Bianchi Mountain Bike and put the motor on it, so I can have some pedal assist going to to and from work, which is 20 miles each way. Get my exercise and make it to work in a decent amount of time. By the way, I am 60 years young - grew old but never grew up. Thanks again to everyone for their great replies - TexasDav, you're right !! You can never lose out by learning new skills - I am hoping that the welding and brazing can be easy to pick up. I only have a small workshop in my garage. All the best to all of you.