Fun with traction control

Discussion in 'The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths' started by racer, Oct 9, 2018.

  1. racer

    racer Long timer

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    Was on my Africa Twin and feeling frisky at a stop light in the left hand turn lane, three bars on the TC. Light turned green and away I went. Just leaned it over and nailed it. Felt the TC kick in, nice.

    I haven't done much broad sliding since getting off my flat tracker years ago, however, I'm thinking about taking it down to two bars and experimenting a little. At 72 years old, I'm probably getting too old for this sort of thing, but what do I have to lose? BTW, I'm ATGATT. Racer
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  2. Vertical C

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    Possibly Risk compensation in action.
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  3. racer

    racer Long timer

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    What's that?
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  4. Richarde1605

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    Possibly risk acceptance in action?
    As you have sliding experience you would know the risks of taking things too far, and the outcomes, but you have managed those risks so far :-)

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  5. Wearyeyed

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    As he’s *74* with sliding experience, I’d call that an understatement.
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  6. Richarde1605

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    Yep, skills live on :-)
    As long as you consider your own limitations, and those of other road users.
    On a bike I have slid and slided all over the place, but I can't do it everyday like back then, now I am just old and slow. My limitations...

    :-)

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  7. Richarde1605

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    72, and getting younger. Benjamin Button :-)

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  8. Wearyeyed

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    Yup, sorry. Fat-fingered that one.
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  9. liberpolly

    liberpolly Nu, shoyn, nudnick!

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    At this age, risk away! Cheers!
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  10. liberpolly

    liberpolly Nu, shoyn, nudnick!

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    Just tried that on Diavel, what a beast! :D Won't try again.
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    1 bar in the gravel allows the perfect amount of drift in the corners, without pitching ya' off into the weeds!
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  12. racer

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    My thoughts too. Planning on trying it on gravel, but not with one bar, I don't need to be in the weeds anymore!
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  13. Snowbird

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    Fun on a '14 FJR, too. One of the few joys of urban riding.
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