Thanks for all the input you all offer. I live in Central Wisconsin and I am amazed by the concept of an ebike and have used the excuse of wanting to get one to help with overall health. Im pushing 60 and I would not ride a regular bike, but love my ebike. Bought my fat tire used and needed freshening up. New motor, battery controller and some specialty controls and the like. I am fairly handy so I have had some significant modifications to make stuff work. Have some gearing problems but that is why I joined. See you around the threads.