- Oct 25, 2006
The password is the difference, it is an addition to the machine to get access to possible illegality and therefore a modification. So without the password the bike complies. It baffles me why you are not understanding this difference.Lets say that the password for Bafang LCD is 0512.
My point is, the act of changing the settings breaks the law, not the complexity of the sequence of key presses.
Of course changing the settings break the law, but what has the complexity to do with anything. The question is only whether the change is available to the rider without a modification. Sequences of button presses are irrelevant , even cheap cycle computers have those, showing that they are rider controls.
Illegality is the norm in this business, the great majority of all supposed pedelecs supplied since 1999 in this country alone have been illegal as supplied. As someone in this business you surely know that.
From 1999 it was the illegal 250 watts rating. Then from November 2003 not having to pedal to get power was added to that illegality. As those two were being corrected between 2013 and 2015, a new ruling on Off Road buttons confirmed another post 2003 illegality for many machines as I've been showing.
And now, not for the first time, the DfT itself is extensively breaking the law in respect of its ruling on having throttles. They attempt to circumvent the law with SVA to L1e-A, but say they will consider the bikes are still EAPCs without bureaucracy.
But the law says that is absolutely not true, the throttle equipped L1e-A bikes as motor vehicles should be registered, number plated and third party insured and the rider should wear a m/c approved helmet. So it's turning a blind eye, but still illegal and why they cannot be used legally beyond that blind eye across the channel.
These are all technical breaches which will never trouble anyone, but they have all existed and some still do.