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Anyone find a setting on the TC that helps reduce the rear slides?

I realize that it's bad posture on my part, but on downhill sweepers it continues to haunt me....
 

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THE TRACTION CONTROL WORKS FOR SHIT !!!
I have it on TC 8 and it helps for nothing
I use the bike for work and on damp cold mornings I lost the bike nearley twice!!
I had the modus on sport and the other mode
but it still has no affect!!
I reported it to my dealer, who in his turn reported to the importer , who said "they look in to it"
its been a month now, still no answer.
mayeby its time for somebody to start a good old fashioned LAW SUIT
 

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THE TRACTION CONTROL WORKS FOR SHIT !!!
I have it on TC 8 and it helps for nothing
I use the bike for work and on damp cold mornings I lost the bike nearley twice!!
I had the modus on sport and the other mode
but it still has no affect!!
I reported it to my dealer, who in his turn reported to the importer , who said "they look in to it"
its been a month now, still no answer.
mayeby its time for somebody to start a good old fashioned LAW SUIT
I'm of the old school..I ride a machine which is inherently unstable. I enjoy being in total control of the machine at al times and read the surface and road conditions avidly. If the only bikes available were crash proof computer controlled eco bikes I would rapidly lose interest.

I have ridden my old BMW on roads that are iced over like polished glass and not fallen off.That's the challenge and the fun of it all.

Instead of giving the importer a hard time..look into your own riding skills and consider ways of enhancing them.

Do you really expect the machine to deliver total stability under all conditions ?



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Rear end stepping out

I'm with gotojoe. I ride within my limits and trust to my riding skills, not some system that may or may not work. Getting the most out of the bike within your limits is more fun and a better learning curve for me.

Cheers

Deano
 

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I'm of the old school..I ride a machine which is inherently unstable. I enjoy being in total control of the machine at all times and read the surface and road conditions avidly. If the only bikes available were crash proof computer controlled eco bikes I would rapidly lose interest.

I have ridden my old BMW on roads that are iced over like polished glass and not fallen off.That's the challenge and the fun of it all.

joe
I'm with gotojoe. I ride within my limits and trust to my riding skills, not some system that may or may not work. Getting the most out of the bike within your limits is more fun and a better learning curve for me.

Cheers

Deano
I kinda like the little power slides when exiting corners...weeee!:ahhh:
i don't want all the electronic BS like TC....
hey, if they can't get the fueling right how are the going to do the other things right???????

i hate the ABS on my R1150GS, its scary

i'm with Joe, Deano and Wills...... my traction control is my brain and my right hand.........

for all you fans of electronics.....i can see the road ahead, the ECU can't:stickpoke
 

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Maybe I'm just throttling on too early. Best to work on throttle control.
Red Baron;
i have an old '66 El Camino......0.030 over 454, 4 speed, ~530 lbft, it weighs 3200lbs
16 year olds come by and want to buy it..........

won't sell it to them.....its violent.....idle down the street in 2nd, blip the throttle.....it spins the tires and then slides them

its nickname? Capitan Sideways, it will spin the tires ALL the way through 3 gears

its not a race motor, it was my work truck for 200,000mi, it gets better mileage than my 910R (22.9MPG city/highway confirmed by the State vehicle inspector:stickpoke)

ITS ALL ABOUT THROTTLE CONTROL!

a 917K Porsche has 1,300 HP and weighs 1,600 lbs and has 36" inches of tire contact
you have say, 140 HP, weigh 650 lbs and have 2" of contact width

work the numbers...slippery right?
 

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Red Baron;
i have an old '66 El Camino......0.030 over 454, 4 speed, ~530 lbft, it weighs 3200lbs
Restored this for my dad 20 years ago. Was 283 4 speed, now it's a .030 over 350 crate motor. It also averages low 30's for mileage.

Yeah, throttle control.
 

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I'm of the old school..I ride a machine which is inherently unstable. I enjoy being in total control of the machine at al times and read the surface and road conditions avidly. If the only bikes available were crash proof computer controlled eco bikes I would rapidly lose interest.

I have ridden my old BMW on roads that are iced over like polished glass and not fallen off.That's the challenge and the fun of it all.

Instead of giving the importer a hard time..look into your own riding skills and consider ways of enhancing them.

Do you really expect the machine to deliver total stability under all conditions ?



joe
It's not always about skills. My new Brutale B3 shot down twice on me while shifting from 3th to 2nd just before cornering. Mine, and a few other in Belgium, have many problems. (Stalling, unstable iddle run, wrong info on gear-indicator, bad gas response) MV Italy knows about these problems, but until this day they haven't offered a solution yet. I refuse to ride the bike because is't no fun anymore and motors shutting down can be very dangerous! But I'm getting pretty upset about it!:banghead:
 

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It's not always about skills. My new Brutale B3 shot down twice on me while shifting from 3th to 2nd just before cornering. Mine, and a few other in Belgium, have many problems. (Stalling, unstable iddle run, wrong info on gear-indicator, bad gas response) MV Italy knows about these problems, but until this day they haven't offered a solution yet. I refuse to ride the bike because is't no fun anymore and motors shutting down can be very dangerous! But I'm getting pretty upset about it!:banghead:

Yes, You are right to be irritated alot if the bike isn't doing what it should. MV should fix your issues.

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It's not always about skills. My new Brutale B3 shot down twice on me while shifting from 3th to 2nd just before cornering. Mine, and a few other in Belgium, have many problems. (Stalling, unstable iddle run, wrong info on gear-indicator, bad gas response) MV Italy knows about these problems, but until this day they haven't offered a solution yet. I refuse to ride the bike because is't no fun anymore and motors shutting down can be very dangerous! But I'm getting pretty upset about it!:banghead:
Has the dealer uploaded the software updates MV issued service bulletins for?
 

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b3 with fueling issues,Ican not believe it,wow how unusual,yep Mv has some serious issues when it comes to fueling ,I think these guys do to many track days and not enough road days,for FUC&^ SAKE MV if you can not sort out the fueling give it to someone who can,totally unexeceptable,what, do they actually take these bikes for a test ride ?
 

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Well, this is what the official dealer told me: (and please excuse me if my English isn't always correct...) Because of the unexpected succes of the F3, MV Agusta was way behind schedule with the production of the B3. In Belgium this bike was supposed to be released in April, the first were delivered in August instead. Because of the time-pressure it appears that MV Agusta didn't properly test the bike before releasing it. As a result almost EVERY B3 that left the factory has these fuelling/gasproblems. According to what the dealer told me, two engeneers are now constantly re-programming and testing in order to provide a mapping update as soon as possible. When this will be, nobody knows...
For the F3 software updates are already available, but the B3 owners have to be patient...
MV should have never released the B3, this bad publicity is going to hurt them really hard. Even the demo-bikes in Belgium are crooked...
 

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Well, this is what the official dealer told me: (and please excuse me if my English isn't always correct...) Because of the unexpected succes of the F3, MV Agusta was way behind schedule with the production of the B3. In Belgium this bike was supposed to be released in April, the first were delivered in August instead. Because of the time-pressure it appears that MV Agusta didn't properly test the bike before releasing it. As a result almost EVERY B3 that left the factory has these fuelling/gasproblems. According to what the dealer told me, two engeneers are now constantly re-programming and testing in order to provide a mapping update as soon as possible. When this will be, nobody knows...
For the F3 software updates are already available, but the B3 owners have to be patient...
MV should have never released the B3, this bad publicity is going to hurt them really hard. Even the demo-bikes in Belgium are crooked...
History repeating itself?:jsm:
 

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On long sweepers downhill, look at your riding posture... you may be putting too much wrist into it as the rake pushes your body forward on the bike. This would gives all throttle blips at the wrong moment forcing pressure on the tire and causing slip. I don't know you so with all respect, make sure your foot is not even close to the rear brake. With that turn it may be slipping over as you hold on. in bad conditions just up a gear and lower the rpms... this will help.

As for tc and abs.. eh... i don't like them either. Agree with the guys on old fashioned riding.



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