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wa8yxm

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I would like to see Electric vehicles (Golf Cars, Bikes, Scooters) with a user settable "Max speed" Governor.

The campground I frequent has a 5MPH speed limit. they don't enforce for Bicycles but it would be nice if I could dial in say 10MPH and not worry about going 20.


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wa8yxm wrote:

I would like to see Electric vehicles (Golf Cars, Bikes, Scooters) with a user settable "Max speed" Governor.

The campground I frequent has a 5MPH speed limit. they don't enforce for Bicycles but it would be nice if I could dial in say 10MPH and not worry about going 20.


Or maybe just a speedometer. I wonder if they make a reliable one for bikes ?

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CavemanCharlie wrote:

wa8yxm wrote:

I would like to see Electric vehicles (Golf Cars, Bikes, Scooters) with a user settable "Max speed" Governor.

The campground I frequent has a 5MPH speed limit. they don't enforce for Bicycles but it would be nice if I could dial in say 10MPH and not worry about going 20.


Or maybe just a speedometer. I wonder if they make a reliable one for bikes ?

My Pedego Boomerang controls speed via the pedal assist setting.
Each increment from 1-6 correlates to a specific max. speed.
It is software limited to 20 mph Max.
We have his and her Boomerang step thru models. Definetly adds another fun dimension to the camping experience.


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Lantley wrote:

CavemanCharlie wrote:

wa8yxm wrote:

I would like to see Electric vehicles (Golf Cars, Bikes, Scooters) with a user settable "Max speed" Governor.

The campground I frequent has a 5MPH speed limit. they don't enforce for Bicycles but it would be nice if I could dial in say 10MPH and not worry about going 20.


Or maybe just a speedometer. I wonder if they make a reliable one for bikes ?

My Pedego Boomerang controls speed via the pedal assist setting.
Each increment from 1-6 correlates to a specific max. speed.
It is software limited to 20 mph Max.
We have his and her Boomerang step thru models. Definetly adds another fun dimension to the camping experience.


the standards for ebikes are class 1, 2, or 3.

class 1 no throttle only pedal assist, motor quits above 20mph

class 2, pedal assist with throttle, again 20 mph limit

class 3, pedal assist 28 mph max.

AFAIK non of the standards require a speed limit setting, nor do they prohibit speeds above the limit, the motor just cuts out.

Our ebikes come with a spedo,

Our experience is that even with the "eco" assist on our e bikes on level terrain its pretty easy to end up at 10mph pedaling like one normally would for 5 mph, and 15 is pretty easy to get to. easy to go faster than one thinks pretty quick.


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I'm not suggesting that there is a required speed setting. Iam stating for instance that in setting 3 the boost or motor will assist you up to 14 mph and thn cut out.
Setting 4 goes to 16 MPH? and then cut out.
Setting 2 10 mph?
By adjusting the pedal assist setting on flat ground or an incline you can control your speed somewhat. On a slope or downhill the PAS will not control your speed as gravity will take over and you will accellerate down the hill.

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Posted: 08/08/21 01:56pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

wa8yxm wrote:

I would like to see Electric vehicles (Golf Cars, Bikes, Scooters) with a user settable "Max speed" Governor.

The campground I frequent has a 5MPH speed limit. they don't enforce for Bicycles but it would be nice if I could dial in say 10MPH and not worry about going 20.
I can set my max to whatever I want


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went camping last week along with our REI co op Ebikes. Location had lots of paved bike paths, normally in this campground we tackle a few bike routes and have a nice time. With the e bikes, now the bikes are the method to let us get out and really explore. going 5-10 miles to see something new was quick and easy, and we ended up putting on close to 75 miles over 3 days. One of our favorite trips was to an old store serving ice cream, now 10 minutes from the campground with the ebikes and the same on the way back. The climb back up was easy peasy. Probably ended up getting just as much excercise, but saw more and enjoyed it more.

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