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Offline tonninods

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3 stage traction control
« on: February 12, 2015, 03:48:21 PM »
I was wondering if anyone could assist me with the 3 stages of traction control available on the 2014 models? I presume that it is max, medium and low, 1 bar meaning the lowest setting so allowing for some wheel spin and 3 bars for no wheel spin? Does someone have more experience with this and could you share what settings would be best for certain road conditions i.e. off road vs wet?

I guess this also greatly depends on riding experience, so for the average Joe that has never ridden off road I guess max traction would be good, but then would this also apply to wet roads? Where and when would you use medium and low settings in your opinion?



« Last Edit: February 12, 2015, 03:50:28 PM by tonninods »

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Re: 3 stage traction control
« Reply #1 on: February 12, 2015, 07:04:36 PM »
For off-road use I think most people would recommend turning OFF both traction control AND abs braking!!!

but my CT is a 2012 so I don't have the options that you may have?

Ian  :305:

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Re: 3 stage traction control
« Reply #2 on: February 12, 2015, 09:20:31 PM »
You are right, the setting are min., medium, and max. traction control.
If you hold it 2 sec. the TC will be completly OFF.
Honda does not give a % of spin allowd for each setting.
They only say it measure the difference in rotation between front and rear wheel.

Wich setting you choose depends on how much you wanna play.   :007:
In all tree settings the TC comes in smooth and correctly.
Off road : minimum or OFF
Wet road : Full or medium
If you are in deep mud, turn it OFF to keep traction even when to front wheel
is standing still.
Or when you want to wheelie.  :164:

Every time you switch IGN. it will start in FULL TC



« Last Edit: February 12, 2015, 09:29:22 PM by Lexus »

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Re: 3 stage traction control
« Reply #3 on: February 13, 2015, 03:55:08 AM »
Thanks Lexus, this information is really useful. I noticed on another thread that you have the mmotoparts crash bar. Are you happy with them and could you give me an estimate on time for delivery?

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Re: 3 stage traction control
« Reply #4 on: February 13, 2015, 08:07:46 AM »
The crash bar is ok !
Good quality and finish.
After ten days i didn't get any confirmation of my order, or track number
so i made contact with them.
They promised my it would be send the following week, and so it was.
End good, all good . 
All that took about  20 days i think to arrive in Belgium.  :002:

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Re: 3 stage traction control
« Reply #5 on: February 13, 2015, 08:11:23 AM »
*Originally Posted by scotsy [+]
For off-road use I think most people would recommend turning OFF both traction control AND abs braking!!!

but my CT is a 2012 so I don't have the options that you may have?

Ian  :305:

And it doesn't matter the year of the bike, the ABS couldn't be turned off  :027:
It doesn’t matter the fast you go, but the far you arrive ...

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Re: 3 stage traction control
« Reply #6 on: February 13, 2015, 01:50:24 PM »
I can verify there is plenty of wheel spin with one bar on gravel

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Re: 3 stage traction control
« Reply #7 on: February 13, 2015, 02:17:28 PM »
*Originally Posted by VaraGirona [+]
And it doesn't matter the year of the bike, the ABS couldn't be turned off  :027:


If you want to turn off the ABS take out the FUSE or place a swith in the wiring   :164: you don' have it from me   :027: