Thanks "deorman" for the info.
Good idea,with Ohio's moped law electric is the way to go. But I'm curious how the motor will fit. Are you going to make a longer axle? I'm asking because the rear hub motor I'm using for the mbbo has a hollow axle.I'm in the process of converting my rrbbo 8 bike, Chunkpunk (mongoose dolomite)from last year to a brushless electric hub. I wouldn't want to go gas, it really limits where you can use it imo.
Going with a front hub motor really eliminates many of the problems you have while converting; chainlines, gearing, independant drive chain and sprocket setup, screwing with mounting the motor, noise and licensing issues, bottom bracket and rear hub/brake wear issues.