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Offline GeofftheChef

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Traction Control
on: May 22, 2013, 07:44:07 PM
When do I switch it On/OFF ..? Never had it on any bike before, so unsure how to use it best.
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Offline moli

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Re: Traction Control
Reply #1 on: May 22, 2013, 07:59:23 PM
Off = Off Road

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Offline CrossALL

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Re: Traction Control
Reply #2 on: May 22, 2013, 08:20:05 PM
and:
OFF = wheelie possible

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Offline Doc

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Re: Traction Control
Reply #3 on: May 22, 2013, 08:55:32 PM
I've never switched mine off yet - probably safer like that  :084:

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Offline Allroadtoad

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Re: Traction Control
Reply #4 on: May 22, 2013, 09:55:47 PM
Switched it off today when riding offroad. And indeed, no wheelies when switched on.
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Offline ojo

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Re: Traction Control
Reply #5 on: May 22, 2013, 11:08:44 PM
If you really are to chase  :305: or fast overtaking it can be good to have the Traction control switched off.
Thing is when you go on full throttle overtaking ... for example ... as soon as the front wheel lifts ( ... which it would from first or second gear) the engine just cuts down too much and it takes "ages" to get back on power again. Can be a hassle. Though with TC off you have to be a little more careful.
Good thing about DCT is that if you feel the front wheel gona lift ya just switch to next gear in an instant and tame the beast  :018:

However, for "normal" driving i usually never switch TC off.
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Re: Traction Control
Reply #6 on: June 05, 2013, 01:39:43 PM
For road riding I call it the "Naughty Button."

I am imagining a fully run in CT can be a bit lively?!