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My dad has recently got into MTB and bought a Specialised Levo sl and he tryed to unrestrict it. It worked for a bit then in the morning the bike would not switch on and not charge. He then decided to remove the chip and it still doesn’t work 🤦‍♂️ Is there any inpertucular problems that this may have caused or should I find him a ebike specialist to look at it? Thanks
 

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I know that testosterone makes us want more power, but doesn't that bike have plenty of power from the factory? Why would you mess with it to begin with, or is that a pretty common hack with Ebikers?
I think it is. Kinda like buying a new off-road motorcycle and then immediately start making motor & exhaust mods to give it more boost. Doesn't matter how much it had... it's all about MOAR with some folks.
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P.S. Hopefully people have been reporting this thread for its violation of MTBR policy.
 

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I think it is. Kinda like buying a new off-road motorcycle and then immediately start making motor & exhaust mods to give it more boost. Doesn't matter how much it had... it's all about MOAR with some folks.
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P.S. Hopefully people have been reporting this thread for its violation of MTBR policy.
How exactly does this violate MTBRs policy. The crux of what he is asking is how to repair a Levo SL that no longer works.
 

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To answer your question, you'll need an ebike specialist. You don;t know if he fried a circuit, fried the motor, or tripped an anti-de-restrict HW/FW/SW flag hidden in the bike that made it self-brick (entirely possible).

We can only be peanut gallery here. Get a specialist.
 

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So is it just an Urban Myth that you can’t talk about de-restricting an Ebike? I swear I’ve heard or read that before here. How do you do that? With a computer or do you do some Macgyver type stuff, pulling wires and soldering diodes out of hair curlers and use bubble gum wrappers to insulate certain parts? Were there any sparks or smoke? Details please
 

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My dad has recently got into MTB and bought a Specialised Levo sl and he tryed to unrestrict it. It worked for a bit then in the morning the bike would not switch on and not charge. He then decided to remove the chip and it still doesn't work ?‍♂ Is there any inpertucular problems that this may have caused or should I find him a ebike specialist to look at it? Thanks
Have you tried over at "emtb forum"
 

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So is it just an Urban Myth that you can't talk about de-restricting an Ebike? I swear I've heard or read that before here. How do you do that? With a computer or do you do some Macgyver type stuff, pulling wires and soldering diodes out of hair curlers and use bubble gum wrappers to insulate certain parts? Were there any sparks or smoke? Details please
One can buy derestriction dongles on Amazon.
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Read the rules. Again I saw nothing in the post encouraging or asking how to derestrict the Levo motor. In fact this thread could serve as a cautionary tale against modding the motor
I'm sorry. Honestly, I am. Nothing against you. It's just that I've been on these forums for a long time and I know where this thread is going to go. I'm not interested in causing you trouble, just interested in keeping the hornets nest that's about to engulf & incriminate every ebiker with a shred of responsibility from getting stung. The quicker this thread gets locked, the better for all of us.
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