It's so encouraging to read the path you've taken Kelly I'd hope many new to the hobby will read your post. None of this is instant and so many get discouraged and quit. Sixty years working, first on bicycles, and then scooters, cars, cycles & now back to bicycles... some with motors. I started on 4 strokes then two cycles and tried to take what I knew with me when modifying for power. That was a big mistake they don't translate well. Reading and learning, talking with those really in the know, that's how I learn...still. Money matters but so does building with what you've got right now assembling a kit on a donor frame is a great way to start and I've seen some awesome bikes result from just that. Keep encouraging others Kelly & teaching you've learned a lot to this point that is good share. Rick C.