SPEEDBOX 1.0 BOSCH SMART SYSTEM
Unlock the speed limit of your electric bike with a Bosch SpeedBox tuning dongle kit. Unleash the full speed of your e-bike engine and ride it like a derestricted e-bike should be!
THE TUNING CHIP FOR E-BIKES WITH THE NEWEST BOSCH GEN4 MOTOR AND SMART SYSTEM.
The SpeedBox 1.0 enables you to derestrict the speed limiter on your e-bike. When in use, the display shows the real speed up to 22.2 km/h. After exceeding this speed the actual speed will be indicated on the last two digits of the display.
- 22.3 corresponds to a speed of 23 km/h
- 23.1 corresponds to a speed of 31 km/h
If you want to retain the correct speed and all riding data then we recommend choosing the SpeedBox 1.0 B.Tuning for Bosch. With SpeedBox 1.0 B.Tuning for Bosch, you can retain the real values in our SpeedBox App – right on the display of your phone.
HOW DOES SPEEDBOX 1.0 BOSCH WORK?
To activate all the functions of the SpeedBox correctly, it is necessary to enter the menu after the first switching on of the e-bike after the tuning installation and switch to the circumference of your bike.
You will activate the SpeedBox 1.0 tuning chip directly on your e-bike’s control unit by activating the WALK assist function shortly (holding down the “-” button). Your e-bike display will show a value of 9,9 km/h (6,2 mph) and from now on you will be able to ride at unlimited speed.
To deactivate the tuning chip, activate the WALK assist function shortly again (by holding down the “-” button). Your e-bike display will show a value of 2,5 km/h (1,6 mph) and the speed limit will be reset to 25 km/h. Your e-bike will then work the same as before the chip installation.
SpeedBox was also designed for e-bikes that do not have the WALK assist function enabled, or activated. In this case, you can activate/deactivate tuning by switching between two assistance modes twice, i.e. by pressing the +-+- buttons.
The "countdown" process will continue concealed during charging, therefore, if you charge your e-bike with a connected battery, you can ignore the following instructions. If you need to remove the battery from your e-bike in order to charge it, you need to wait for the SpeedBox to carry out the "countdown" process after the ride. When you stop your e-bike, the ongoing "countdown" process will be indicated by the increasing riding time. Once the "countdown" process is completed, the riding time stops and the e-bike display shows the correct distance travelled. The countdown process can be interrupted by turning off the e-bike or by setting off, so it does not restrict the use of your e-bike in any way. However, you still need to have the countdown process run regularly to prevent tuning detection.
SPEEDBOX QUALITY & LIVELONG WARRANTY
The SpeedBox is manufactured with high quality certified automotive industry components. The tuning hardware is completely sealed and protected by a rigid casing which guarantee for toughness, impermeability, and thus hardware longevity. Each SpeedBox is tested several times during and after the manufacturing process. Thanks to these high quality standards the SpeedBox comes with a Lifelong warranty.
The SpeedBox 3.0 Bosch has been released in January 2021 and it is compatible with all Bosch engines from 2014 to 2021 (Gen4/ Gen3/ Gen2 engines) and all FWs including the latest 06/2021 FW which allows to increase the engine torque from 75 to 85Nm.
IMPORTANT: When using the SpeedBox 3.0 on motors of the 4th generation (produced from 2020 onwards) after finishing the ride, it is necessary to leave the bike ON until a value of 0.0 km/h is displayed. During the countdown process the remaining time will be displayed in minutes. Then it is safe to turn OFF your bike. Click HERE for more info.
ERROR CODE 504
The infamous Error code 504 is an anti-tuning algorithm that is triggered when certain riding parameters are exceeded (anti-tuning measures). The algorithm relies on data collected from the engine software such as speed, cadence, battery consumption, and other engine parameters to determine if the engine has been derestricted.
According to tuning manufacturers error 504 has been triggered on only 1.5 % of the Bosch engines. In case the error 504 is triggered, we strongly advise to remove the tuning and to ride the bike for few days without the tuning installed. This will allow the bike to clear the 504 error code and reset the engine to pre-code conditions. To avoid the error to occur again we suggest to reinstall the tuning and reset the max speed to 35 km/h since no error 504 code has been reported above the 35 km/h.
Error 504 is also triggered when the countdown procedure is interrupted. Click HERE for more info.
NOTE: It is not uncommon for the 504 error to also appear on standard bikes that have never been derestricted before.
188.8.131.52: Bug in motor firmware can cause an error 504 (confirmed by Bosch, update recommend)
184.108.40.206: No errors were reported so far. This update was to fix the 504 problem.
220.127.116.11 & 18.104.22.168: Some customers had reported an error 504. It seems that the error only occurs when a speed limit of 45kph or higher is set. For the moment we recommend to set a maximum limit of 35kph to be save.
We do strongly believe that Bosch will again release an update regarding the tampering detection as with the 22.214.171.124.
up to 126.96.36.199: no problems so far
188.8.131.52 same as gen 4 184.108.40.206
No error code 504 have been reported so far.
There is also some more reasons for a 504 error:
- defective bearings inside the motor
- a defective free hub inside the motor
- high mechanical noise from the motor
- misaligned speed sensor magnet
- crashes with the bike
FIRMWARE UPDATES AND DERESTRICTED ENGINES
Engine manufacturers are constantly working on improving their engines. They do have access to a large database of information as data is transmitted to the manufacturer each time an engine is hocked into the dealership diagnostic tool.
This data allow the manufacturers to have a better understanding on how the engine behaves/ perform under a wide range of circumstances.
Through FW updates the manufacturer is able to improve several aspect of the engine such as performance, power delivery, battery consumption and management, to smooth the engine engagement/disengagement, and to correct other parameters.
We strongly advise NOT to perform any FW updates. Updates may be possible only after they have been proven to be safe.
OTHER ERROR CODES (503)
Anti-tuning errors are also triggered by other factors and may not be directly attributed to anti-tuning measures.
As an example, a FW update may be released to improve the smoothness of the engine during engagement and disengagement. This is only possible by slightly manipulating the voltage of the speed sensor. The change in the speed sensor voltage has a direct effect on the magnetic field and thus on the communication between the speed sensor and the magnet. This may not be a problem on a standard bike (restricted engine up to 25 or 35km/h) however, it may become a problem at speed higher than 32 km/h especially if the magnet is integrated into the brake rotor.
It is for this reason that we strongly advise NOT to perform any FW updates until proven to be safe.
The tuning is undetectable by the dealer diagnostic tool however we strongly advise to remove the tuning before taking the bike in for a service.
Please make sure to request to NOT perform any FW update or to hook the bike on the diagnostic tool.
The tuning remove the annoying speed limitation of your engine and does not interfere with the engine power and torque. With the tuning active is hard to determine the battery consumption since there are many factor involved such as riding style, terrain, cadence, and etc. As a role of thumb, aspect battery drainage to be in the +/-10%.