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Re: Your thoughts on a non slot subject please

Posted: Wed Jun 01, 2016 10:02 pm
by badpenny
badpenny wrote: They are electric powered bicycles with pedal assistance and as such appear to be within the law.
I said the above because over the years we have seen The UK Market flooded with Far East imported electronics that appear to be legal in so much as what the paperwork says.
However with all sorts of hoverboards etc bursting into flames one must doubt sufficiently in order to look deeper.

If you take the Wattage claimed in the blurb you're looking at approximately .33 of a HP (mechanical) hardly enough to pull the skin of a rice pudding.
A Honda moped which weighs much more and is restricted to 30 mph is not designed to accommodate a passenger and generates over 3 HP, clearly 10 times as much.

It seems these electric ones are capable of producing a fair bit more than 250 W (as hinted at in the blurb) which is legal outside of Europe. However over here the limit is set at around 249W so to get round that the advert/paperwork tends to be altered.

An attempt to restrict the power output is used by some manufacturers in the form of a solid state limiter. The downside of that is riders tend to use the throttle from minimum to maximum all of the time. This shortens the life of the controller quite quickly and they burn out.

OK I guess if you're offering an after market service and have the electronic knowledge to do repairs.
However anyone hoping to merely supply or even operate as a Drop Shipper could I think find themselves liable for rectifying the shortcomings generated by the manufacturer in order to hoodwink our under resourced frontier authorities.

Just saying !THUMBS!

Re: Your thoughts on a non slot subject please

Posted: Thu Jun 02, 2016 1:42 am
by moonriver
have you thought about shipping Trabants back from Russia? !!IDEA!!

Re: Your thoughts on a non slot subject please

Posted: Thu Jun 02, 2016 8:10 am
by coppinpr
strange as you might think I did not buy these on the strength of some advert (the blurb I show was written by me) I know the motor maker and its rating, the battery is warranted for 2 years,the controller for two years and the motor for two years, these are the same as the 250,000 the maker has sold in China and the 10,000 already sold to Turkey this year, Although Im the only one importing this 2016 model there are others who have been trying to sell (in the wrong way) like bikes for some time.
you need to contact the maker BP seems you know more than they do, looks like they need to recall the 500,000 successful bikes they have sold in the last 3 years!!

True I was looking for all feedback but didnt expect the automatic gainsaying of anything good in a very successful product,although in retrospect I should have expected it


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Re: Your thoughts on a non slot subject please

Posted: Thu Jun 02, 2016 8:38 am
by badpenny
Fair enough, only pointing out the need for due diligence.
So long as you're satisfied surely that's all that matters.

I guess you've heard all of the "I'm just asking for some feed back,any ideas and comments,good or bad are welcome. thanks, Paul...." that you need.

Believe it or not I wish you every success. :cool:

Re: Your thoughts on a non slot subject please

Posted: Thu Jun 02, 2016 10:18 am
by coppinpr
no problems BP,Im not put out at all,a little surprised thats all :lol:
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I am hopeful they will have SOME power :D (yes I do know it not the same type of bike)

Re: Your thoughts on a non slot subject please

Posted: Fri Jun 03, 2016 12:23 pm
by badpenny
Now that one's a good idea, with an almost decent fuel tank as well. :didact:

Re: Your thoughts on a non slot subject please

Posted: Mon Jun 06, 2016 9:14 am
by coppinpr
Nice boost for my project. Gov have announced grants of up to 30% towards the cost of EAPC bikes :cool:

Re: Your thoughts on a non slot subject please

Posted: Mon Jun 06, 2016 9:04 pm
by youngerap
Good to hear the British taxpayer continues to do it's bit for the economy of poor old China.

Damned shame they can't do the same for the British steel industry. '!'

Re: Your thoughts on a non slot subject please

Posted: Tue Jun 07, 2016 7:22 am
by coppinpr
so what your saying is you dont agree with grants that benefit the environment and that would be available to British electric transport products...if we made any !PUZZLED!

Re: Your thoughts on a non slot subject please

Posted: Tue Jun 07, 2016 9:51 am
by badpenny
If I had some fish I'd have fish & chips for dinner if I had some chips. :o