Syonyk, the conversion kit would be for my husband's mountain bike. My Juiced Rider's ODK ebike works great on the hills and everywhere.
Ah, ok. If you decide to convert his, it might be worth considering a rear motor.
Do you pull off to the side of the road for any particular kind of traffic or expect drivers to pull around you in almost all situations? (This morning I pulled off the road twice, once for a pickup truck and once for an 18 wheeler.)
It depends on where I am. Normally I'm in a bike lane, so they can use the main lane, but if there's no bike lane, I'll often scoot over into the shoulder. It just depends on the area and what drivers are used to.
When riding a bike, do you always stop at stop signs or pause and keep going if there is no one around?
Congratulations. You've just stumbled onto a "holy war" question that will get people pissed off from here to next year. Legally, you're supposed to stop. I just do what's safe, but really, I don't run into that many stop signs. I usually at least slow down. What's annoying is that if you actually stop, about 97% of the time (at least where I live), people will sit there and wave you through until you go. So all stopping does is slow everything down at the intersection. With a motor, it's a bit easier to get speed back up, so it's certainly worth slowing down somewhat.
This may be obvious, but after you park and lock your bike, do you strip it of everything removable before you walk away?
I don't. My bike doesn't look expensive, though (even though it is). I've not had trouble with anyone messing with it, but I also don't leave it locked up places that long (I park it inside the garage at work, and generally don't spend hours at the stores).
Are there ebike clubs for fun bike outings? I'm guessing muscle-only-powered riders wouldn't want to go with an ebike rider.
No clue about ebike clubs. I don't ride for fun, I ride because it's the least miserable form of getting around the Seattle area I've found yet, and is a wonderful little exploit for getting places quickly. I'm occasionally mistaken for a hardcore bicyclist, despite being almost entirely motor driven. And, yes, you're correct in that most muscle-powered bicyclists want little or nothing to do with ebike types, especially not on group rides. I don't do "social bicycling," so I have no idea what's out there. Maybe check meetup.com?