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    Share your parking thecnique,coming in to a sloped parking stop
    on: May 28, 2017, 02.39 pm
    May 28, 2017, 02.39 pm
    Long time rider here, have had over 30 bikes, allot of BMW's, but currently have a"Springfield Indian" and a Triumph Tiger 800XCA. Selling the Tiger to get a VFR1200X,
    I havent ridden the DCT transmission yet,
    so  how do you park the beastly 1200X when you whip a u-turn and drop into a sloped parking spot. Describe the methon or approach you use when you dont have a clutch to use.

    Thanks for any insight.

    Joe in California

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    Re: Share your parking thecnique,coming in to a sloped parking stop
    Reply #1 on: May 28, 2017, 10.02 pm
    May 28, 2017, 10.02 pm
     :400: along ...
    Not sure I entirely visualise what you mean but slow speed on a DCT is all about back brake.  You cannot stall but need to keep the revs up ... a bit like throttle and clutch.
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    Re: Share your parking thecnique,coming in to a sloped parking stop
    Reply #2 on: May 29, 2017, 12.34 am
    May 29, 2017, 12.34 am
    Hmmm iam a old racer broke my leg in the 70's while racing, Had some surgeries, well allot of surgeries, and allot of screws and such, long story short they left a dormant staph infection in my leg, laid dormant for 23 years, eneded losing my lower right leg. So trail braking on slow turns would be out of the question for me. Maybe should stick to manual shift.

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    Re: Share your parking thecnique,coming in to a sloped parking stop
    Reply #3 on: May 29, 2017, 07.14 am
    May 29, 2017, 07.14 am
    Has to be a manual then as Martymouse said slow turns need back brake control with DCT. Sorry to hear about your 'staph' infection they are nasty evil bacteria's you have done well to keep riding. :047:
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    Re: Share your parking thecnique,coming in to a sloped parking stop
    Reply #4 on: May 29, 2017, 03.14 pm
    May 29, 2017, 03.14 pm
    Thanks guys Iam still equally excited in getting this going. I have a few 2016 in my area.Is the only difference color or did they maybe sneak in cruise control on the 2017...Haha

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    Re: Share your parking thecnique,coming in to a sloped parking stop
    Reply #5 on: May 29, 2017, 04.42 pm
    May 29, 2017, 04.42 pm
    Good luck with the search Joe
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    Re: Share your parking thecnique,coming in to a sloped parking stop
    Reply #6 on: May 29, 2017, 08.27 pm
    May 29, 2017, 08.27 pm
    Could you rig up a thumb brake?

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    Re: Share your parking thecnique,coming in to a sloped parking stop
    Reply #7 on: May 30, 2017, 12.57 am
    May 30, 2017, 12.57 am
    Thumb brake, probably could do it but seems to be a pain, The bike is awesome in either form. I have had quick shifts on my beemers before, but the DCT (which caught my eye at first) just seems to be and great combo of transmission and motor.
    But if the DCT requires a fine rear brake touch and standard clutch play for slow turns i will probably go manual..sigh...or just come in Hot and pitch it sideways and throw down the side stand...lol
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