Meet Pee Wee, my Busetii 40-Miler folding electric bike:
It goes up to 20 mph and around 40-50 miles per charge. I have a simple goal and want advice on the simplest, fastest and cheapest way to accomplish it: get it to reach speeds of at least 30 mph without sacrificing range. I want to reach 30 mph because I hope to join a moped gang in my neighborhood that goes out on weekend rides, and they average 25-30 mph on their moped rides. I want to join them with Pee Wee but I need to be able to keep up with the pack.
Pee Wee's battery:
- BYI Super Lithium Polymer
- 10 amp hour with 35 amp gateway & 25 amp hi-power BMS
- 52 volts
- Soft Pack technology
Pee Wee's Motor:
- Rear hub
- Busettii 500-watt quad torque motor
- Reaches 1500 watts of peak power
- Computer controller with 4 pedal-assist power levels
The place I bought it from already has deactivated the speed control wire in the controller, but even with that deactivated the bike reaches 20 mph max. I weigh 165 lbs.
Would putting another hub motor on the front wheel, along with any necessary controller enhancements, be the simplest way to increase my speed up to at least 30 mph? Oh and if I get it up to 30 mph, I will start wearing my scooter helmet and scooter protective gear rather than my bicycle helmet and bicycle clothes.
Any other ideas on reaching that magic 30 mph mark with Pee Wee? Thanks!