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Was wanting some feedback from you please there's 5 settings to that traction control not sure if setting one or setting 5 is the most extreme what's your feedback ... what setting have you found works best for you on the track and I realize this could be tracks specific... going to be at the Ridge raceway in Shelton tomorrow thank you
 

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Was wanting some feedback from you please there's 5 settings to that traction control not sure if setting one or setting 5 is the most extreme what's your feedback ... what setting have you found works best for you on the track and I realize this could be tracks specific... going to be at the Ridge raceway in Shelton tomorrow thank you
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I use the least intrusive setting on my gen 4 which is setting 3 or I turn it off all together.
This is incorrect (see image below)

I personally use mine on 1 as it always goes back to that. I have had my front end come up a bit setting it to 1 and only ever felt it kick in once.

 

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I have a Gen 4, which only has 3 different modes to it. Mode 1 is the LEAST intrusive. Mode 3 is the MOST intrusive. I run mine on level OFF 98% of the time. Otherwise I'll put it on mode 1. I've never been in a situation that needed modes 2 or 3. :ayyy:

The Gen 5 now has 5 selectable modes. Again, mode 1 being the LEAST intrusive and mode 5 being the MOST intrusive. If I owned a Gen 5, it would be OFF or in mode 1 exclusively. Your results may vary.
 

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use my gen4 on level 2 most of the time, level 3 as soon as I see water and 1 only when I ride going east, no rain at all and no chance of rain....
 

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I'd just turn it all off. Unless you have zero riding ability. I would not waste time at the track unless I wanted to mess around with whatever. I would not go to the track unless I was dialed in with the bike.
 

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on the track, I dont know, the REAL pros I know use the traccion control, and of course use a sofisticated one...

the pussies on the street use it.
 

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on the track, I dont know, the REAL pros I know use the traccion control, and of course use a sofisticated one...

the pussies on the street use it.
Yes, yes, you are correct. The problem is the Pros use a very different sophisticated system that is typically tuned PER track. At the highest level of racing, I'd imagine them using GPS inputs to the traction control to be able to target settings for a specific corner on a specific track. Very different than a one-size-fits-all OEM approach we have to work with.

That being said, I run Mode 1 at the track and OFF on the street 98% of the time. I've tried modes 2 and 3 and had them intervening and cutting power to the wheel under my normal, not really pushing it rides. Did not like that one bit. It would actually slow me down in most cases. In mode 3, I was really surprised at how quickly it would dial the fun back. I turned it to mode 3 once and have never been back to it unless cycling through it to get to OFF. Not even in the rain have I felt any benefit from mode 3. My right wrist is more than enough traction control for the street that I need. Mode 1 at the track will allow me to go pretty good with some added safety net. Again, very different than the Pro systems out there.

And the Gen 5 system is an upgrade to the stock Gen 4 system with the introduction of the IMU. But still a far cry from pro-level systems and may not be as good as other stock systems, but it's a step up from previous Gens.
 

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Dont know if its just me, I run in 2 all the time... and that thing catapults out of the corners... it intervenes but not so much... I will try in 1.
Some rides it will never do...


only mood is a nitron pro shock...
 

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Was wanting some feedback from you please there's 5 settings to that traction control not sure if setting one or setting 5 is the most extreme what's your feedback ... what setting have you found works best for you on the track and I realize this could be tracks specific... going to be at the Ridge raceway in Shelton tomorrow thank you
Power mode comes into play equally. You could drop the power and set TC to moderate or lower settings. Or you could set power higher and TC to a higher setting.

If you are new to the bike start out in lower power and higher TC and go from there.

This is not track specific, it's rider-specific. As SkyDork said, his wrist is his TC. He's learned this through experience. You would know if you have that experience.
 

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how'd you like the ridge? and the bike? and oprt?

i somehow forgot you were gonna be there, last 3 days have been insane. did you talk to damon?
 

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Yes, yes, you are correct. The problem is the Pros use a very different sophisticated system that is typically tuned PER track. At the highest level of racing, I'd imagine them using GPS inputs to the traction control to be able to target settings for a specific corner on a specific track. Very different than a one-size-fits-all OEM approach we have to work with.

That being said, I run Mode 1 at the track and OFF on the street 98% of the time. I've tried modes 2 and 3 and had them intervening and cutting power to the wheel under my normal, not really pushing it rides. Did not like that one bit. It would actually slow me down in most cases. In mode 3, I was really surprised at how quickly it would dial the fun back. I turned it to mode 3 once and have never been back to it unless cycling through it to get to OFF. Not even in the rain have I felt any benefit from mode 3. My right wrist is more than enough traction control for the street that I need. Mode 1 at the track will allow me to go pretty good with some added safety net. Again, very different than the Pro systems out there.

And the Gen 5 system is an upgrade to the stock Gen 4 system with the introduction of the IMU. But still a far cry from pro-level systems and may not be as good as other stock systems, but it's a step up from previous Gens.
Ya, I just left it on mode 1...seemed to work well, later in the day when I was running some pretty fast lap times, sliding the rear was minimal and predictable, I was more sliding the front through and i love the front end set up on this bike, suck good consistent feed back and the brakes are amazing. I come from old school racing days (remember, we had to shim needles and change jets for tuning)...haha...they got it good these days :) and like you mentioned,,,traction control is in my wrist...ha...love that. I would actually have to adjust it down or something to feel some difference I suppose but that thing handled so well. Im just amazed and cant wait to get her back on the track again.
 

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how'd you like the ridge? and the bike? and oprt?

i somehow forgot you were gonna be there, last 3 days have been insane. did you talk to damon?
Loved the Ridge !! Had a blast...was dropping lap times every session...got down to 1:54s by last session...not too bad for never riding that track nor being on the track in 20 years...ha. Im sure I can hit the 1:40s after another session or two. Was so fun and everyone was very cool..good hearted humble people...thats what I miss alot from the old racing days too is the people..Damon showed me some lines and so did Darick. Cant wait to get back !
 
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