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How to Switch Your Bike from Class 3 to Class 2

Switching your bike from Class 3 to Class 2 involves a couple of key steps: uninstalling the throttle and adjusting the speed settings via the advanced passcode. This guide will walk you through the process step-by-step.

What You Will Need

  • Your Bike
  • Basic Tool Set (for throttle removal)
  • Advanced Passcode (obtained from customer service)

Step 1: Uninstall the Throttle

The first thing you'll need to do is uninstall the throttle from your bike. This is what differentiates a Class 3 from a Class 2 e-bike. Here's how to do it:

  1. Turn off the bike and unplug the battery: Always ensure your bike is turned off and unplugged before performing any maintenance.
  2. Locate the throttle: Usually found on the handlebar.
  3. Unscrew and Unplug: Use the appropriate tools to unscrew the throttle mechanism and unplug any connected cables.
  4. Store Safely: Keep the throttle and screws in a safe place in case you want to reinstall it in the future.

Step 2: Obtain the Advanced Passcode

To change the speed settings, you'll need the advanced passcode. According to the Article, How can I access the advanced settings, adhere to the steps outlined in the article to locate your bike's serial number, and the passcode can be obtained from customer service.

  1. Locate your Serial Number:  Proceed with the steps detailed in the article to identify your bike's serial number.
  2. Contact Customer Service: Reach out to customer service to request the advanced passcode.
  3. Verification: You may need to verify ownership of the bike.
  4. Receive Passcode: Once verified, customer service will provide you with the advanced passcode.

Step 3: Change the Speed Limit to 20 mph

After obtaining the advanced passcode, you can now proceed to change the speed limit.

  1. Access Advanced Settings: Turn on your bike and enter the advanced settings menu.
  2. Enter Passcode: Use the advanced passcode provided by customer service.
  3. Navigate to Speed Settings: Look for the option that allows you to change the speed limit.
  4. Adjust to 20 mph: Change the speed limit to 20 mph to meet Class 2 e-bike requirements.
  5. Save and Exit: Save your settings and exit the menu.


Switching your bike from Class 3 to Class 2 is a straightforward process if you follow these steps. Uninstalling the throttle and adjusting the speed limit with the advanced passcode are key to making the switch. Always remember to consult your bike's user manual and seek professional help if you're unsure about any step in the process.

By following this guide, you'll be able to enjoy a ride that conforms to Class 2 regulations, giving you the flexibility to ride in more areas.