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The 100%-Legality Project (for Germany) Alrighty, Ladies and Gentlemen... This is the (ongoing) story of my 100%-Legality Project (for Germany). Since my Sondors FAT would require to have an operating permit in order to get it insured and to be allowed to ride it legally, I decided to change the specs of my Sondors to turn it into a Pedelec. German regulations require a Pedelec to have a 250W motor and to have either no thumb throttle, or a thumb throttle which is limited to 6km/h (pushing aid). Further more, German regulations define a Pedelec as a bicycle, and bicycles do not require an operating limit or to be insured at all. Thanks to Wendy from Passion eBike, I now possess a 250W motor. I first thought about exchanging the original 350W motor and re-use the original rims and spokes, but after having seen so many cool mods here on the forum, it now urges me to get a set of new rims and tires. I've done some research and I am ready to start. I've also ordered a bunch of stuff: Bafang RMG060.250.DC geared hub motor, 36 holes, black (in stock) Origin8 QR135mm sealed front hub, 36 holes, 135mm disc, black (in stock) 2x Fat-Bike 26"x4" 100mm rims, 36 holes, 13 gauge, black (in stock) INBIKE Cruiser Bike Seat, Wide Suspension Comfortable Bike Saddle (in stock) 2x Kenda Juggernaut Sport DCT 26"x4,5" tires (in stock) 2x Fat-Bike rim tape for 100mm rims (in stock) 2x Fat-Bike tubes 26"x4,5" with Schrader valve (in stock) I might change my mind concerning the tires. The bike shop (whizz wheels) which will lace my new wheels has a pair of high quality tires to offer which might fit my preferred style. The guys from the above mentioned bike shop are experts for wheel building. Their prices aren't the most affordable, but since my motto is "quality first", it's ok. These spokes the're gonna use are: DTSwiss Comp 2,0/1,8/2,0mm spokes, black DTSwiss Prolock brass nipples, black DTSwiss Alpine special 2,34/2,0mm spokes, custom length, black DTSwiss ProHead + Prolock brass nipples, black I am looking forward to work on my Sondors. I'll keep you guys updated as soon as there's something new to tell.
Hi I recieved my sondors thin bike about three weeks ago and until now I fucking love it I´ve been driving around a lot, but in germany it is not really to drive around without things like insurance or number plate, if you have a vehicle that can go this fast without pedalling. The police has no way of noticing that my bike set up isn´t totally legal, so usually I would have no problem just continuing just riding around like this. But I was thinking about making a review of this bike on my channel and since I have over 100K subs I thought I maybe should get all the things done so that I can drive around legally. So to all the German Sondors bike owners who are driving around legally: How did you exactly do it step by step? I would be really thankful, if you could send some links to your instructions with the exact bike insurance you have or where you got the number plate from etc. And does someone know what the penatly is on driving around like this. If it´s not too high I´d maybe risk not getting all this done.^^ Ps: Of course everything I just said is made up. I would never do something illegal, because it is against the law, so it´s bad, mkay
350w motor, software limited to 250w Is this illegal in the UK? I am considering buying one of these. However I have a quick question before I jump in!, According to the newly revised & Current UK Government law on Electric bikes. Am I right in saying that this bike is illegal to ride (without tax/insurance/registration/helmet) in the UK because ts shipped with a 350w output capacity motor using a "software restriction"? "EAPC requirements The requirements are: the electric motor shouldn’t be able to propel the bike when it’s travelling more than 15.5mph the motor shouldn’t have a maximum power output of more than 250 watts It must also display one item from each of the following: the power output or manufacturer of the motor the battery’s voltage or maximum speed of the bike Where you can ride an EAPC If a bike meets the EAPC requirements it’s classed as a normal pedal bike. This means you can ride it on cycle paths and anywhere else pedal bikes are allowed. Other kinds of electric bike Any electric bike that doesn’t meet the EAPC rules needs to be registered and taxed. You’ll need a driving licence to ride one and you must wear a crash helmet. The vehicle will also need to be ‘type approved’ to make sure it’s safe to use on the road." So, if this is shipped with a motor with max power output of 350w, do I read that as a big no...unless I want a fine and impound fees? Many thanks