What's this red button for?

Discussion in 'Electric Bikes' started by Maz, 23 Feb 2018.

  1. Maz

    Maz Legendary Member

    The red button on the right. Does anyone know what it's for? It's on an electric bike for which I am the custodian.
    The one on the left is for the front/rear lights, I know that much :smile:
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    Last edited: 23 Feb 2018
  2. glasgowcyclist

    glasgowcyclist Charming but somewhat feckless

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    Afterburners?
     
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  3. OP
    OP
    Maz

    Maz Legendary Member

    I thought that as well, either that or a cigarette lighter.
     
  4. I like Skol

    I like Skol Hold my beer and watch this......

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    Ejector seat!
     
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  5. AndyRM

    AndyRM Guru

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  6. PeteXXX

    PeteXXX Cake or ice cream? The choice is endless ... Photo Winner

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    DON’T PRESS THE RED BUTTON!!!

    :ph34r:
     
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  7. It's either the rocket launcher or the caltrops.
     
  8. Seriously though, some kind of power assist/boost maybe?
     
  9. glasgowcyclist

    glasgowcyclist Charming but somewhat feckless

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    Probably @Pale Rider can answer this...
     
  10. biggs682

    biggs682 Smile a mile bike provider

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    Is that not the button to deploy Korea's nuclear weapons ?
     
  11. sight-pin

    sight-pin Über Member

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    Walk assist?
     
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  12. twentysix by twentyfive

    twentysix by twentyfive Clinging on tightly

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    Trump's button is safe thank God :okay:
     
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  13. biggs682

    biggs682 Smile a mile bike provider

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    yes but is Trump ?
     
  14. Pale Rider

    Pale Rider Guru

    Looks like a kit conversion, so the button may be wired to do a number of things.

    Is that a thumb throttle to the right of the button?

    If so, the button may activate and deactivate the throttle.

    Alternatively, it might be a so-called 'off road' button which turns off the motor assist cut off point of 15.5mph.

    I can see there's a bell, but it may also have been something as simple as the button for a cheap horn which some Chinese bikes are fitted with.
     
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  15. OP
    OP
    Maz

    Maz Legendary Member

    Just to the right of the red button, there's a "twist-grip" throttle with 3 LED's on it that light up when the ignition is on. You might be right - it might be a throttle on/off switch. Might take it for a ride (and just hope I don't crash it).
     
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