A couple years ago I needed a parts runner for around town and the 10 trips a week I go to the hardware store, so I saved this from languishing in a dusty corner, tuned, lubed, and fixed everything but the kickstand (still)

It came with a Nexus 8-speed hub and a front wheel with a 36V hub motor, and nothing else.

so I added some fairings...

It's been perfect for ripping around this little Mayberry (except for no kickstand), but it's real hilly here and I always wanted to get that little motor runnin' and head out on the highway.
I rummaged around the shop and found a throttle, a brain unit thingy from somewhere, but no battery or charger. I checked out e-bay but the $600 bill for a battery stopped me dead in my cheap-ass tracks.