So, yesterday, the motor ripped the spokes out of my rear wheel. Although I can't honestly say that I didn't see that coming, it is turning out to be more of a pain than I thought, because it not only destroyed the spokes, but also the rim and the tire. I am choosing to look on the bright side and view it as an opportunity to custom build an entirely new rear wheel with designed to hold up to a motor, so it won't get destroyed again. Here's what I plan to change: 1) Replacing the tire, because it was worn down anyways. 2) Replacing the rim with a super strong alloy rim. 3) Changing the spoke configuration from 28 to 36 spokes, and using 14 gauge spokes (the thickest I could find). 4) Replacing the stock 44 tooth rear sprocket with this 36 tooth sprocket: http://www.gasbike.net/36-tooth-cnc-sprocket-adapter-4102-prd1.html which bolts directly on to the axle instead of most of the pulling power being put on the spokes. This will also solve a clearance issue with the chain and the frame. 5) Getting a different axle so that the sprocket can bolt onto the axle (it won't fit on my current axle) 6) Replacing the stock exaust pipe with a homemade torque pipe to make up for lost power from the 36 tooth sprocket. So, tell me what you think. Advice, concerns, personal experiences, etc, all appreciated. Thanks!