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traction control
on: October 28, 2020, 11:48:47 AM
Traction Control: I don't see this addressed on this forum: I'm on an early 2012 and want to have a better understanding of the levels of traction control and the appropriate situations to use each.
On pavement, I leave it alone, but wonder about packed dirt roads, dirt roads, trails, soft surfaces. I'm also planning to try to learn to get the front wheel off the ground for better approach to trail obstacles. I assume that will only happen when the TC is off.
When is the middle setting useful? How different is if from full on?
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Re: traction control
Reply #1 on: October 31, 2020, 07:50:32 PM
I use the middle traction control fairly often when I'm casually riding on dry/loose gravel roads. Default TC is too aggressive to cut power when accelerating especially over washboards, but TC medium lets me slip the back enough to gain momentum or kick the back out slightly in corners.

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Re: traction control
Reply #2 on: October 31, 2020, 07:53:07 PM
Thanks. Time for me to do some field experimentation. :001:


*Originally Posted by Speed_Racer [+]
I use the middle traction control fairly often when I'm casually riding on dry/loose gravel roads. Default TC is too aggressive to cut power when accelerating especially over washboards, but TC medium lets me slip the back enough to gain momentum or kick the back out slightly in corners.
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Re: traction control
Reply #3 on: October 31, 2020, 08:24:44 PM
Yeap, on all my off-roading I never had to turn the TTC off, mainly because of the weight of this bike. I don't slide and don't wheelie and I don't go fast on gravel / loose soil so TTC LvL II braking has always been enough for me. Meanwhile, you can open up the throttle quickly and you will see that the front actually does come off the ground just by the sheer torque power. But I don't know if that's enough to wheelie on low-traction environment.

I never got to turn on the Off-Road mode for the new tiggy. Again, never felt the need to... Mostly because I just hop on a trail off the main road and just ride it out and come out from the other end, no time to stop and fiddle and launch again...

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Re: traction control
Reply #4 on: November 01, 2020, 05:44:17 AM
I had to shutdown TC on my previous (Gen 1) TEX....got into some loose hot sand on the track leading to the ocean. To be fair - had a pillion. 4-6 inches of dry sand and all my bike did was stall and rev...rev and stall...took me about 30 secs to realise the TC was shutting down the engine. TC off...and away we went (wifey on back).

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Re: traction control
Reply #5 on: November 01, 2020, 05:35:07 PM
*Originally Posted by trade_nancy [+]
I had to shutdown TC on my previous (Gen 1) TEX....got into some loose hot sand on the track leading to the ocean. To be fair - had a pillion. 4-6 inches of dry sand and all my bike did was stall and rev...rev and stall...took me about 30 secs to realise the TC was shutting down the engine. TC off...and away we went (wifey on back).


ayayayay. that's a good one
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Re: traction control
Reply #6 on: November 03, 2020, 04:21:11 AM
On my one really tough ride on my 2015 TEx, I dropped the bike on a sandy rise when the traction control cut out the engine.  I gunned it to get over the hump, so the rear wheel spun in the dirt.
(Busted a mirror.)
Turned off TC, and it went over no probs.

It was a pain on that long ride, turning off TC all the time, so for very short stops, I got into the habit of killing the engine with the ignition left on.

Haven't done any real off-road on my gen3.