1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Electric Bike de-restriction

Discussion in 'Electric Bikes' started by vernalcross, 1 Nov 2007.

  1. vernalcross

    vernalcross New Member

    I have a Salisbury electric bicycle (bought from powacycle.co.uk) which at the usual 15 m/h feels incredibly frustrating, particularly as i go uphill. Does anyone know how would i go about it to de-restrict it?
     
  2. andygates

    andygates New Member

    You'd probably need to get to the control board and change a resistor or flick a dip-switch... but first we need a technical diagram or a crazed bike hacker.
     
  3. Brock

    Brock Senior Member

    Location:
    Kent
    The chaps on the Pedelecs.co.uk forum might be able to help more specifically if you have no joy here. Have you tried pedaling harder? :blush:
     
  4. Arch

    Arch Married to Night Train

    Location:
    York, UK

    You find 15mph uphill frustrating? I dream of double figures uphill on a pedal bike. I'd just enjoy the ride....
     
  5. LeeW

    LeeW Well-Known Member

    Even if you de-restricted it, I think you would be lucky to get 15Mph up any kind of hill as the motor simply won't be powerful enough (assuming it is a 250w motor which is the legal max).
    Beware of messing with the controller as you could put too much power though the motor and fry it making it useless.
     
  6. RedBike

    RedBike New Member

    Location:
    Beside the road
    Probably not worth the trouble, A 200w motor powering a a 25(?)kg bike is never going to be quick.
     
  7. stevew

    stevew Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Orpington