Doesn’t seem to be a lot of info out there yet on configuring the Bafang Max Drive even though e-bikes with this mid drive are becoming more popular, so thought I’d document my experience with it as a starter for others interested in configuring it.
My requirement was a lightweight city e-bike I could ride without assistance on the flat, that could jump kerbs & cross parks, but which also had pedal assist to get up hills (I have to climb a hill that goes from zero to 430 metres above sea level to get home). I ended up buying a Bottecchia Krypton 29er which has the Bafang Max Drive (250W with 36V 13.6Ah / 489.6Wh battery) and one of the attractions was that you can configure the software for this motor.
Settings via display unit
The first thing I did was correct the wheel size & up the speed limit in the Display unit. Mine has a Bafang DP C07.UART display so you have to press the “i” button twice, scroll down to the Password option, enter 0512 then set your protected parameters (e.g. wheel size 29, speed limit 60 kph).
The DP C07 is similar to the DP C10 but without the usb port on the side and here is a link for a Youtube video that shows how to navigate it. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0YEDKbNS1oQ
The Max drive configuration software is the same as that used by the Bafang Ultra Drive (i.e. 1000W motor that also has a torque sensor) so has the Torque tab. The other tabs & settings are as per those used by the BBS01, BBS02, BBSHD. All the information therefore is out there already, it’s just a matter of finding the good oil.
The following is the key link by Karl Gesslein where you can read about the torque settings and download the configuration software. It also has links to other relevant programming pages.
Bafang Ultra Max https://electricbike-blog.com/2017/11/2 ... ike-drive/
The experiences of robocam with his Frey AM1000 are also a recommended read,
especially his youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kWCR3iV3d9I
You will need to buy the standard USB cable to plug in your laptop to the bike. I bought mine from bike-union on ebay https://www.ebay.com/itm/331764807313?V ... 1764807313
and have had no problems. You can also get them from Lunar https://lunacycle.com/parts/bafang-part ... ing-cable/
My Configuration settings
My configuration settings are different to Karls as mine is just a baby 250W Max drive rather than a 1000W Ultra Max drive like his. As always you configure/modify at your own risk.