The only motorcycle I've owned with traction control previous to the 790 was a '16 1190R. On the 1190R I found it to be a bit too intrusive as well as being obvious when it was kicking in and ended up installing a dongle and leaving it turned off. On the 790 I've found traction control on the 790 to come on very smoothly at constant throttle or when adding power in a fairly slow deliberate manor and the rear starts to spin. After reading about the fellow in the UK that burned up/blew up his clutch I started to think about how I was using the clutch on the 790 and realized that the traction control comes on so smoothly that there are times I have been slipping the clutch because I "thought" the motor was starting to bog when riding up loose hills, etc when in fact it's more likely the traction control was simply kicking in. I think the smoothness of the intervention and the fact that there is no direct contection between the throttle and the motor has contributed to my natural instinct to slip the clutch to gain power as I would on my little 250. I realize that's a habit I need to break sooner rather than later. I will spend some dedicated time to get better at distinguishing between the two different scenarios and if I still find myself instinctively slipping the clutch whenever I feel power drop slightly I'll have disable traction control as there is no benefit I can think of to having traction control kicking in AND me slipping the clutch at the same time trying to build power when the electronics are engaged. Thoughts? Anyone else having problems like I describe? Anyone else found a trick to make it easy to distinguish between the two scenarios - lack of power versus electronic intervention? My issue may be complicated by riding the much higher strung and less torquey 250XC-F where clutch slipping is a way of life. I suspect the 250XC-F clutch will live a lot longer being used this way than the clutch on the heavier and more powerful 790 so breaking the habit of unnecessarily slipping the clutch has got to come to and end one way or another.