Is it possible to derestrict Volt bikes?

Shigaru

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Wow, sounds like an interesting project. It will be interesting to hear what kind of speeds you get. Wish i were that handy!

So which tyres did you get your Volt as that's something i could consider?

So the bike doesn't max out at 15.5 with thinner tyres.
 

Shigaru

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Am5000, are there any tyres in particular you are using on your Volt bike which give you that increased speed? I'm just curious to know which ones in particular you are using as i may try it myself. Thanks
 

Am5000

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You need to get the controller and display as a set to be sure. Check you present connector on the motor first, then you can replace everything else for about £60 to guarantee no speed limit.
I took this picture of the underside of the bike, I'm sure its a speed sensor, just don't know what to do next
 

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That is your PAS.
 
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Am5000

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Am5000, are there any tyres in particular you are using on your Volt bike which give you that increased speed? I'm just curious to know which ones in particular you are using as i may try it myself. Thanks
I got some continentals that were for commuting but no nobbly bits, there are loads of options so either go to your bike shop and they can order and fit for you, or order online. I removed the bike stand (no need) today too, its going to get u past 15.5Mph faster but u need ur leg motors to do the rest, the pedal assist is for getting u up hills and maybe getting u home when u r tired thats about it!
 

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or the password....
The current password is (2962). For the volt Bigfoot,C1 Controller. Could be the same for the rest of them. (1919) is the Canadian code. You can derestricted them by removing the metal cover under the crank, in order to expose the bike computer. There will be a wire that loops from and back into to computer, simply unclip the centre and the motor will be derestricted. When you get into the controller settings go to (6)sys system settings and set max speed to 40 . set the SPD to 4. There is an SPD setting in system settings and one in SPD settings. Set them both to 4. The speedo will will display 1/4 of your speed, but this will add a little speed than if you left the SPD's on 1. The throttle will work from 0mph to the motors limit speed. You can set the pedal sensor to 9. This will have the motor kick in sooner when you start pedaling. It is best not to change the other settings in case you burn your motor out. But the voltage and current(Amps) can also be increased via the bike controller. This will give more power but will take the motor pasted its designed tolerances.
 

BobbyBrown

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The current password is (2962). For the volt Bigfoot,C1 Controller. Could be the same for the rest of them. (1919) is the Canadian code. You can derestricted them by removing the metal cover under the crank, in order to expose the bike computer. There will be a wire that loops from and back into to computer, simply unclip the centre and the motor will be derestricted. When you get into the controller settings go to (6)sys system settings and set max speed to 40 . set the SPD to 4. There is an SPD setting in system settings and one in SPD settings. Set them both to 4. The speedo will will display 1/4 of your speed, but this will add a little speed than if you left the SPD's on 1. The throttle will work from 0mph to the motors limit speed. You can set the pedal sensor to 9. This will have the motor kick in sooner when you start pedaling. It is best not to change the other settings in case you burn your motor out. But the voltage and current(Amps) can also be increased via the bike controller. This will give more power but will take the motor pasted its designed tolerances.
Thanks snip. Worked like a treat on my Bigfoot. Do you know the code for the general parameters settings? I can edit the advanced settings page but I need the password for the other menu so I can increase the limit
 

BobbyBrown

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Just to throw in my two pence worth...
Having had help above I’ve successfully derestricted my Volt Bigfoot that uses the spin tech motor and controller (a computer manual can be found if you search for juicy lcd controller).

I’ve not gone crazy with it but just upped the speed limit to 20mph which helps enormously in the flat. The lcd display works great and displays your correct speed - no having to do mental gymnastics as you don’t have to move any magnets around or fiddle about unclipping wires.

Well worth thinking about if anyone’s in the market for buying a new ebike and is thinking about tweaking it.
 
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Just to throw in my two pence worth...
Having had help above I’ve successfully derestricted my Volt Bigfoot that uses the spin tech motor and controller (a computer manual can be found if you search for juicy lcd controller).

I’ve not gone crazy with it but just upped the speed limit to 20mph which helps enormously in the flat. The lcd display works great and displays your correct speed - no having to do mental gymnastics as you don’t have to move any magnets around or fiddle about unclipping wires.

Well worth thinking about if anyone’s in the market for buying a new ebike and is thinking about tweaking it.
Hi BobbyBrown, glad you're having fun. Can you use your bike just on the throttle to go 20mph with no peddling.
 

BobbyBrown

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Since you posted I’ve had a look around but can’t find the option within the menus. It’s not something I’m particularly interested in as I don’t want to put too much stress on the motor. These bikes aren’t cheap!
 

jradley

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Hi, I've put in the password, what button am I pressing after inputting it?
 

BobbyBrown

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Google ‘juicy bike lcd display’ for the manual. It’ll tell you all you need to know. Remember there is a general settings menu and an advanced menu
 
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