Knightmb - thanks for the idea but the key switch wiring is in the way anyhow, so I ran the wires in the same way.
29a - If you don't have big hills, the 408 works fine. If I had lightweight batteries, 48 volt, it would be even better on hills but they cost too much. I noticed my bike will go up 7 degree hill easily with me walking next to it!
If I lived in the hills and didn't have a bike, I would look closely at the new elec trec electric bicycle with 600 watt motor. You can change the gearing. (evdeals.com) And because it runs on only 24 volts, (frame mount batteries), you could double up, and triple up with nimh on the back for more range.