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Offline AussieKiwi

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Traction control prevents wheelies
« on: April 22, 2012, 09:34:59 AM »
Interestingly, it seems the traction control stops wheelies too!  :151:

This isn't a good thing in my opinion.

As to the how - I don't think the wheel gets close to losing grip when starting a wheelie so maybe there is an attitude sensor as wel that cuts the engine when the front of the bike starts to get air?

Anyone else experimented with wheelies yet?

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Re: Traction control prevents wheelies
« Reply #1 on: April 22, 2012, 09:48:50 AM »
I would love to do a wheelie again - did a few on little Hondas when I was younger - but I'm afraid of making a mistake and trashing my pride and joy. Even the best mess it up sometimes.  :003:

These days, both my wheels stay firmly planted on the floor - even more so now I have traction control.  :305:

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Re: Traction control prevents wheelies
« Reply #2 on: April 22, 2012, 11:00:12 AM »
*Originally Posted by AussieKiwi [+]
Interestingly, it seems the traction control stops wheelies too!  :151:

This isn't a good thing in my opinion.

As to the how - I don't think the wheel gets close to losing grip when starting a wheelie so maybe there is an attitude sensor as wel that cuts the engine when the front of the bike starts to get air?

Anyone else experimented with wheelies yet?



Nope it is not something that I am ready to try - was an alright thing to do on my XR400 but the CT is a much bigger beast.
Have you tried turning traction control off ?
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Re: Traction control prevents wheelies
« Reply #3 on: April 22, 2012, 11:40:41 AM »
Yes, turn traction control off and there you go  :029: ... i had a couple of times front wheel off ground but you're right there Jacob - CT is a big beast and it needs a bit of courage to do that. It's not something you do on your first couple of drive out's ....
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Re: Traction control prevents wheelies
« Reply #4 on: May 03, 2012, 11:38:20 AM »
Hello,
 As on all my motorcycles, I tried to do a wheelie, without the TCS, her raise very easily on the first speed.
 For explanation, the control of drive and a calculation between the speed of the front wheel and that of the back wheel it uses the system ABS of the bike Ce is for it only with the control of drive, when the front wheel raises, the computer thinks that it is the back wheel which turns(shoots) faster, while physically it is the opposite,

have a good day

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