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Went for a ride , had rained roughly 3 to 4 hours prior so the roads still had a slight dampness to them .. cruising in the slow lane and decided to pop in the middle Lane to pass the slower car ahead of me then go back to the slower lane. My bike is completely stock BTW! Traction control was on #1 setting and power was in full! I'm cruising at 60mph drop down to 4th gear start rolling on the gas somewhat aggressive I guess but nothimg crazy at all! As I'm in the middle Lane by this point I start leaning back towards the slow lane after I get around the slower car and my back tire lights up breaks traction and I'm sideways at 70mph !!! Fortunately my back tire grabs and I'm feeling like a moto go guy in a high side save!! Lol. So do you any of you feel like my traction control did anything at all? I just feel like it should have cut power way before I was able to break loose like that!! Shit was scary!!
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[QUOTE=Cagill;4470877]Went for a ride , had rained roughly 3 to 4 hours prior so the roads still had a slight dampness to them .. cruising in the slow lane and decided to pop in the middle Lane to pass the slower car ahead of me then go back to the slower lane. My bike is completely stock BTW! Traction control was on #1 setting and power was in full! I'm cruising at 60mph drop down to 4th gear start rolling on the gas somewhat aggressive I guess but nothimg crazy at all! As I'm in the middle Lane by this point I start leaning back towards the slow lane after I get around the slower car and my back tire lights up breaks traction and I'm sideways at 70mph !!! Fortunately my back tire grabs and I'm feeling like a moto go guy in a high side save!! Lol. So do you any of you feel like my traction control did anything at all? I just feel like it should have cut power way before I was able to break loose like that!! Shit was scary!!oh and btw my bike is a 2017 zx10r non abs[
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TC1 is for slicks on a dry racetrack. If the roads were wet, you should have been in TC3 at most. I use TC1 on my race bike with Pirelli Superbike Diablo slicks and don't have any issues. Refer to the manual for the suggested TC settings for street/wet conditions.

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TC1 controls engine power to maintains rear tire slipping constantly, keeping it speed somewhere around 8% (?) faster than front tire.

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Scary incident to be in but i couldn't help but laugh as i was reading that lol. Glad you could find comedy in the situation. Sometimes there is not much you can do but it does help to be aware of the situation, cold tires, cold pavement or wet pavement, dirt etc... Alll helps to keep the wheels where we want them. They are a great tool but people at the track with the latest and greatest electronics crash everyday.
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While I ride a 4th Gen with only 3 TC settings I can validate what's being said above. If the pavement is at all wet, you would need to be in full rain mode (max is TC3 on the 4th gen) to benefit from it. I ride in the rain and even light snow (when it's not sticking to the road) and can routinely spin the rear unless I'm in full rain mode.
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TC1 is for slicks on a dry racetrack. If the roads were wet, you should have been in TC3 at most. I use TC1 on my race bike with Pirelli Superbike Diablo slicks and don't have any issues. Refer to the manual for the suggested TC settings for street/wet conditions.
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While I ride a 4th Gen with only 3 TC settings I can validate what's being said above. If the pavement is at all wet, you would need to be in full rain mode (max is TC3 on the 4th gen) to benefit from it. I ride in the rain and even light snow (when it's not sticking to the road) and can routinely spin the rear unless I'm in full rain mode.
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