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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 02-08-2015, 10:26 PM Thread Starter
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Traction Control Help - For Track Day

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I've had my F3 for a few months now and plan to take it on its first trackday next month. My past bikes did not have any electronic gizmos so I'm not sure what to do with the traction control. It was set on TC3 when I bought the bike and I haven't touched it since.

I'm no Rossi, but do OK at the track. Any suggestions on where to start with TC settings and what to look out for before deciding to increase/decrease the levels.

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post #2 of 18 (permalink) Old 02-09-2015, 02:23 AM
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I have TC set to 1 as you can still get the back end to slide out of corners, but its still there in the background to save from highsides. Which I have relyed on once or twice
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Thanks for the advice.

I'm a bit old school - although it did not take too long to get used to the quickshift!

Out of curiosity - what setting do you use for road riding?
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post #4 of 18 (permalink) Old 02-10-2015, 06:39 AM
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Keep the level as low as you can, I did Cadwell last year and the TC just pissed me right off. At all levels other than 1 it stuttered over bumps and especially over the mountain. I just found it annoying and turned it off and got on with riding without having to think about it, old school style.
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For road riding I have it set on 2, any higher and its too intrusive and drives me up the wall, it keeps cutting in for no reason.
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For the street I use Sport mode and TC 2
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I just asked the same question somewhere else on here. Reading this think I got my answer. So fast road 2 and track 1? How intrusive is the abs? Also did you find the tcs helped? I'm old school and raced off road for many years at a good level so I'm comfortable with a bike moving underneath me I just like the idea of a safety blanket when hammering a £13,500 bike!

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IMO, the best method to setup nanny things like traction control is:

- find a good setting on road where it cuts in when you want
- go to trackday, keep road setting
- each session, reduce or increase till you find a level where it only cuts in when you want it too...

yes, this will take 3 or 4 sessions to dial it in but it is then dialled in to your personal preferences and you will not count on it based on someone else's preferences which might be too late to save a crash.
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my recommendation is based on the experience i had
on installing myself a TC and advice from more experienced
riders:

- set it to the most interfering setting and try to get a feeling how
the traction control acts and responses.

- once you feel it interfering, never release the throttle, but
actually increase the throttle. the traction control has you
safe, and it will keep you safe.

- once you get a feeling how it reacts, slowly decrease the setting
towards less interfering, and try to push it again to its limit.

- i am very happy with a setting that once "i push the limits for
my skills" the traction control reacts.

now just leave it where you feel save. it is the most assuring feeling
in the first lap to feel the traction control react and remind you, that it
works and is there to help you if you make a mistake.

never be to ambitious and think you dont need it or you want to be a
professional and set to slick mode. we are no valentinos and our old
bones brake and heal slower than the young ones.

feeling how the traction control works, makes you actually much faster
and lets you experience the rear wheel stepping out and getting used with
sliding wheels.
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I agree with the last post, but once you set the TC at too low level , if the acceleration of the rear wheel is too smoth , there is no reaction and you can loose grip continuousely (on lean position). So be carefull.
It's not a race TC with gyros , it's a Bazzaz like TC (acceleration curves with slope value higher and higher)

If you are confortable with your bike, you are not fast enough ! John Kocinski
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