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    Traction control saved me today
    on: Feb 26, 2016, 04.15 am
    Feb 26, 2016, 04.15 am
    Rode blind into a slow right hand highway entry ramp and I crossed over some very fine gravel.  :114:  Pucker factor 9 and I was relatively certain that was destined to go down right there. Luckily all I experienced was a slight slip and a catch. All I can say is I thought I appreciated the engineering that went into the bike, but now I know I am. I should have known better than to go into the corner blind. A stupid move I won't soon repeat.

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    Re: Traction control saved me today
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    You had a Lucky Day , now go buy a lotto ticket !!!
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    Re: Traction control saved me today
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    Glad the gods of luck and engineering were smiling on you!
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    Re: Traction control saved me today
    Reply #3 on: Feb 26, 2016, 06.59 am
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    Re: Traction control saved me today
    Reply #4 on: Feb 26, 2016, 07.05 am
    Feb 26, 2016, 07.05 am
     :046: For Traction Control

    My Local Area in the Cotswolds has a plethora of Cattle Grids which I regularly have to traverse...going over them on a Bike at anything more than the Posted Speed Limit or a gnats doodah off the vertical usually results in some slippage, it's even worse in the wet.

    I'm happy to say that the TTC takes care of any minor error on my part.....but I still negotiate them with caution

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    Re: Traction control saved me today
    Reply #5 on: Feb 26, 2016, 09.29 am
    Feb 26, 2016, 09.29 am
    *Originally Posted by CecilSaxon [+]
    Rode blind into a slow right hand highway entry ramp and I crossed over some very fine gravel.  :114:  Pucker factor 9 and I was relatively certain that was destined to go down right there. Luckily all I experienced was a slight slip and a catch. All I can say is I thought I appreciated the engineering that went into the bike, but now I know I am. I should have known better than to go into the corner blind. A stupid move I won't soon repeat.
    Were you trying to accelerate at the time?  AFAIK, all traction control does is to slow the engine down to cancel your acceleration. At constant speeds or slowing down, TC doesn't do anything.

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    Re: Traction control saved me today
    Reply #6 on: Feb 26, 2016, 12.59 pm
    Feb 26, 2016, 12.59 pm
    I was accelerating through the turn. The apex was obscured by a semi trailer I was passing and I was using a lane of the on ramp that seldom gets use. I should have been more careful is all and the bike's tech did its job.  :020:

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    Re: Traction control saved me today
    Reply #7 on: Feb 26, 2016, 01.09 pm
    Feb 26, 2016, 01.09 pm
    *Originally Posted by Gordon3xBBB [+]
    :046: For Traction Control

    My Local Area in the Cotswolds has a plethora of Cattle Grids which I regularly have to traverse...going over them on a Bike at anything more than the Posted Speed Limit or a gnats doodah off the vertical usually results in some slippage, it's even worse in the wet.

    I'm happy to say that the TTC takes care of any minor error on my part.....but I still negotiate them with caution

    +1 on cattle grids as we have them in spades here in Arizona. Almost as bad as the tar "snakes" once the air temp gets above 90 degrees.
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