Hi, thanks for the offer, I'd be most happy to hear your proposal.
I have a primitive solution that only covers the 'no pedaling, no motor', but not the cutoff at 25 kmh. In Germany, if the cops are not satisfied that the bike meets the pedelec regulations, they can give me a ticket to report to the TÜV (MOT) for a test. With my solution they would very quickly detect the non-conformity.
It is very hard to meet the correct pedelec regs., they are basically:
1. No direct motor drive, IOW first pedal then motor.
2. Motor power decreases with increase in speed.
3. Motor cuts off at 25 kmh.
Mostly, if points 1 & 3 are met there should be no problem. At worst it would be a light fine, and no loss of the C5.
There's a lot more to it that the above. I have a copy of the regs., it's a very good sleeping draught.
If the regs. are not met, then the following can happen:
Being charged with using an unregistered vehicle.
Charged with having no vehicle insurance.
Charged for not wearing a helmet.
Plus with 90% probability the C5 will be impounded and not returned. Plus, the fines here are quite stiff.
There's still a chance I'll use cypax's ULA replacement, or use Dan's touch screen system. That is, once I can read through all the posts and glean the in's and out's of Dan's solution, and see if meets my requirements.
posted on: 14/11/2014 14:21:47