How To Derestrict a Shimano eBike in 2024

How To Derestrict a Shimano eBike in 2024

In this blog post we explain how you can derestrict your eBike fitted with a Shimano motor using a tuning chip. Before we start, please note that removing the speed limit on your eBike can void your warranty. eBikes with the speed restriction removed are illegal and only for use on private land.

Step 1: What motor do I have?

Before you jump in to ordering any tuning chip. You need to know exactly what Shimano motor your ebike has. Shimano has many versions of its motors so it’s important to check first.

Google is your friend here. Search for your exact ebike make, model and year and check the specs from any reputable ebike shop.

Here’s a breakdown of the main Shimano motors:

EP8/EP800 - Shimano’s high powered 85nm motor found on many of the flagship models from 2022 onwards.

E8000, E7000, E6100, E5000 - These have been around from 2016. They share the same internal systems and ports. The only difference being the power output and weight.

Step 2: What ports do I have?

Okay, so you’ve managed to find what motor you’ve got. Congrats, you’re one step closer to derestricting your ebike!

Next job involves a bit of manual labour. You’ll need to do this anyway to fit your tuning chip so get the practice in now.

Remove your motor cover to check the ports, you’ll see something like this:

As you can see in the example above, there's one spare port in the middle. If you have the same setup you will need the “standard” version of any of the tuning chips we recommend below.

If your motor doesn’t have a spare port, it will look like this example below.

For these, you’ll need the “+ETP” version of any of the tuning chips we recommend below.

Completed Steps 1 & 2?

Congrats! Nearly time to crack open a cold one, you’ve almost completed the mission. Now it’s time for the fun part…

Step 3: Choosing your Tuning Chip

Best Tuning Chip for EP8/EP800 (not E8000, scroll down for that one)

Speedbox 1.3 B.Tuning Chip for Shimano EP8

Released at the end of 2022, the Speedbox 1.3 connects to any EP8, EP800 or EP8RS motor in a few minutes.

This chip completely removes your ebike’s restriction. Whether you have a 15mph or 20mph factory limit.

This premium bluetooth version connects to the Speedbox App (available on iPhone & Android). Here, you can easily control everything using your smartphone.

You get heaps of advanced features. Our favourites being: custom max speed, motor lock & invisible mode. By choosing the bluetooth version, you get lifetime access to the Speedbox App. This allows you to use your phone as an auxiliary display, and track your rides in real-time.

 

Not bothered about these features? Go for the basic version with it's simple on/off functionality.

Speedbox 1.3 Tuning Chip for Shimano EP8 eBikes

IMPORTANT: If your lights are inactive. The Speedbox will be permanently active once fitted.

REALLY IMPORTANT: Before placing your order. Select the right version (Standard or +ETP). Scroll back up to step 2 in case you’ve forgotten already.

Best Tuning Chip for Shimano E8000, E7000, E6100, E5000 motors

 

This chip works with a variety of motors (E8000, E7000, E6100, E5000). It can be installed in a few minutes - giving you a true plug & ride experience.

The Speedbox 1.2 completely removes your ebike’s restriction. Whether you have a 15mph or 20mph factory limit.

Speedbox 1.2 Tuning Chip for Shimano eBikes

IMPORTANT: If your lights are inactive. The Speedbox will be permanently active once fitted.

REALLY IMPORTANT: Before placing your order, select the right version (Standard or +ETP). Scroll back up to step 2.

Conclusion

So there you have it, our 3 step process to derestricting your ebike. Piece of cake right?

If you're looking for the most advanced tuning chip with heaps of features. Choose the Speedbox 1.2 or 1.3 B.Tuning (remember, select 'standard' if you have a spare port or '+ETP' if you don’t).

If you haven't quite got the budget or not bothered about the advanced features, go for the basic version.

Our tuning chips are available to order from our UK warehouse. We ship worldwide and accept GBP, USD, AUD, CAD.

Still undecided? Contact our experts on chat or send us an email support@ebiketuner.com

Quick Links:

Shimano EP8/EP800/EP8RS (Not E8000) Tuning Chips

Speedbox 1.3 B.Tuning for Shimano EP8/EP800 | Premium Bluetooth - Shop Now

Speedbox 1.3 Tuning for Shimano EP8/EP800 - Shop Now

Shimano E8000, E7000, E6100, E5000 Tuning Chips

Speedbox 1.2 Tuning for Shimano eBikes - Shop Now

 

All of our tuning chips are available to order from our UK warehouse. We ship worldwide and accept GBP, EUR, USD, AUD, CAD.

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Ebiketuner limited are an authorised distributor of ebike tuning chips & GPS trackers. We work directly with brands like Speedbox, VOLspeed, sIMPLEk & Powunity

Legal

Electric bikes equipped with tuning devices are not allowed to be used on public roads, cycling paths and public places. Electric bikes equipped with tuning products can be used exclusively on private property and entirely at one’s own risk. Under the EU's EN15194 regulation it is illegal to ride your eBike on public roads/cycle paths with a tuning device fitted. By purchasing a device from eBike tuner ltd you agree that eBike tuner ltd cannot be held liable for any damage, injury, fine or cost to you, your eBike or anyone else involved in your particular incident.

Warranty

The use of any tuning products may void the warranty of your eBike. We take no responsibility for any damages resulting from the use of any of our products.

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15 comments

I have a yeti 160e but don’t see where to remove the motor cover to find the ports. Do you have another video that shows me how to do that?
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EBIKE TUNER replied:
Thanks for getting in touch, Dan. You can check this video installation guide as it shows the process of removing the motor cover – https://ebiketuner.gorgias.help/en-US/speedbox-13-for-shimano-ep8-144904

Dan

I have just got the Ado E-Bike do you have a derestrector for this ?
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EBIKE TUNER replied:
Thanks for getting in touch, Barry. Unfortunately, we don’t have anything for that model.

Barry Corfield

Giant Revolt E+ Gravel bike.
Shimano EP8 motor. 85nm
Do you have correct chip for this?
Thanks

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EBIKE TUNER replied:
Thanks for getting in touch. Unfortunately, our chips are not compatible with Giant Revolt ebikes.

Richard Kent

I have recently bought a MARIN Rift Zone E1 electric MTB

The motor fitted is the latest Shimano Steps EP6 Drive Unit , 250w, 85Nm

I can only find a tuning chip on your sight for the bigger EP8 and the older models E8000, E7000, E6100, E5000

My model is the newest model.

Can you advise if you have a tuning chip to suit?

I contacted Speedbox direct and they have not started on creating a chip yet for this model. So can you advise on another supplier?
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EBIKE TUNER replied:
Thanks for getting in touch. Unfortunately, we don’t have anything yet for Shimano Steps EP6 motor. We’re launching new eBike products all the time so keep an eye on our website and socials for updates!

Kevin Jackson

Hi,

I have an ebike with Shimano ep801 motor. Do you sell a tuning kit for this system?

Cheers, Ian.
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EBIKE TUNER replied:
Thanks for getting in touch. Unfortunately, we have no available chip yet for Shimano ep801 motor. We’re launching new eBike products all the time so keep an eye on our website and socials for updates.

Ian

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