Cunobelin wrote:The legality and getting caught are the same mentality as the "boy racer" who illegally modifies their Chavriolet
It is available, it can be done, and if you wish to take the risks of being caught then that is fine, don't bleat when you do get caught and the machine is confiscated
I've never been a bleater. I've never understood people who were.
E-bikes are the easiest thing in the world to hack. I doubt any policeman would go further than check the motor stamping and even then I suspect you'd need to be trailing traffic at 30mph before they stopped you plus they'd need to be on the ball regarding e-bike legislation.
The real risk is probably in a collision.
If I were to do it. I'd 'break' the controller so it shows all the right data but the speed limit doesn't work. Who's to say it wasn't like that when you bought it?