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post #1 of 40 Old 04-04-2016, 08:14 AM Thread Starter
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Question Traction Control?

I would appreciate some suggestions as to how you use the different traction control settings on your V2. Only have 1000 miles on my 15 and just starting to play with the TC. Thanks in advance for any help you can give me.
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I leave mine on the #1 setting unless I'm going to ride a long stretch of dirt, then I'll turn it off.

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Traction control?

When the rear wheel spins control it by closing the throttle!
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I leave mine off
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My friends withe the new BMW's and Ducati's and KTM's all have traction control. Heck so does my old '04 Wee....65 hp!
And mine didn't cost 20 thousand plus bucks!
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I've regularly heard
0: dirty or having fun on pavement.
1: regular riding
2: with a passenger, or in poor weather conditions.

I'll probably follow that except I never carry a passenger.
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I leave mine on 1 so the yellow light isn't always on, Never use 2 on dirt but it might be beneficial in rain although I have never tried it. If not for rain, then it really isn't good for anything.

I read that you can still spin the wheels when it is set to 1, so it kind of seems a bit useless overall. I suppose 1 helps prevent wheelies.
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I read that you can still spin the wheels when it is set to 1, so it kind of seems a bit useless overall. I suppose 1 helps prevent wheelies.
The front wheel will only come up about 2 inches in TC1, only do stoppies!!
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Mode 1 normally, 2 when riding in slippery conditions (rain, sand covered roads icy conditions where wheelspin could cause issues. 0 is for when I want to wheelie or otherwise want wheelspin.

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Traction control?

When the rear wheel spins control it by closing the throttle!
Good point! If you ride like that old man you might never need traction control.

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