Oh and regarding the transmission, everyone I have spoken with says it's normal, bike won't go into 2nd unless it's moving and faster than I would have been turning the CS sprocket. There is zero damage or any indication of any problems so that's welcome news. I also got the stick of Loctite metal magic as recommended by Dirty_Sanchez (Thanks!!) so I think the motor might be fine after all
We're not out here to rough it. We're here to smooth it. Things are rough enough in town.