I am a retired chap with only one good leg to peddle a bike with the other one allows me to stand up and walk a little bit but is no use for peddling,
I have in the last year purchased a Trek mountain bike with a Bionix electric motor and controller fitted by Trek as standard.
In my innocence/naivety I thought that I would be able to get the machine to move away from standstill just by pressing a button and then peddle to the best of my ability with some assistance from the motor.
How could I be so silly, no don't answer, you all probably know lots of the answers already.
Unfortunately the UK laws say that I am not allowed to do this on the road and the motor must be a maximum of 250 watts, so Trek/Bionix adhere to the law.
I then did a bit of researching and found that Canada and Europe the allow the use of the motor to move you from standstill.
I tried to contact Bionix UK no contact could be made so I tried Bionix Europe they were about as useful as a chocolate tea pot.
My next step was to try and contact Bionix Canada and ended up communicating with a Bionix dealership in New England who was very helpful and advised me that a remote unit that is mounted on the handle bars was the way to go. I purchased the unit and a couple of weeks latter I fitted it to my bike, the dealer sent me instructions on how to set it up with the codes to put into the controller. I have followed the instructions many times, it does not allow me to start from standstill and I still need to peddle a bit to start off.
Please can someone out there help sort it out, I am not concerned about the UK laws as I only cycle on cycle pathways and canal tow paths with our nine year old grand daughter.
Controller is Bionix G2 and the motor 200 - 250 watts with a 6a/H battery.