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post #1 of 15 Old 10-15-2015, 06:10 PM Thread Starter
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I know they say there isn't a lean sensor on the traction control system but every time I go around a roundabout on number 3 setting it seems to cut in very easily when lent over, yet when upright can give it full beans in the wet without a hint of that light flickering,,strange Anyone else experiencing this? Just wondered that's all. Now I just leave it off.
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Yes, I had it on 3 today as I had just fitted new tyres.
Same experience, flickering light when leaned over but not when upright.
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I get that, I just assume that powering on the side of the tyre doesn't offer a lot of grip compared to upright.
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On reflection I recon it is possibly to do with the reduced wheel radius when leaned over. This increases the difference in speed between the two wheels as they are not the same profile.
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Now the weather is getting colder (UK) and there are leaves all over the road it's blinking quite a bit now.
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Now the weather is getting colder (UK) and there are leaves all over the road it's blinking quite a bit now.
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I can't find the quote at the moment but someone said that the effectiveness/action of the traction control was influenced by the type of tyres you use, implying that the OEM Dunlops were the "proper" ones.

This is my first bike with traction control. Does anyone have a definitive source for the statement above? The reason I ask is that when the Dunlops are worn out, I had intended to fit Michelin PR4's because I ride in all weathers and they're the best all-round tyre I've ever used - simply outstanding in the wet. If there are compelling reasons why i shouldn't fit them, I'll think again.
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I can't find the quote at the moment but someone said that the effectiveness/action of the traction control was influenced by the type of tyres you use, implying that the OEM Dunlops were the "proper" ones.

This is my first bike with traction control. Does anyone have a definitive source for the statement above? The reason I ask is that when the Dunlops are worn out, I had intended to fit Michelin PR4's because I ride in all weathers and they're the best all-round tyre I've ever used - simply outstanding in the wet. If there are compelling reasons why i shouldn't fit them, I'll think again.
Im doing exactly the same PR4's are great tyres. The TC system is forgiving until the wheels count a number of revolutions out of sync. Putting PR4's or any tyre of the same size range arent going to kick the revolutions out enough to effect the system.

personally i cant wait for the tyres to wear out. I had the same dunlops on my Yammy and they suck.

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Im doing exactly the same PR4's are great tyres. The TC system is forgiving until the wheels count a number of revolutions out of sync. Putting PR4's or any tyre of the same size range arent going to kick the revolutions out enough to effect the system.

personally i cant wait for the tyres to wear out. I had the same dunlops on my Yammy and they suck.
Thanks for that! I've used a heap of different tyres on my Street Triple and the PR 3's and 4's outshine the rest. For what it's worth, I've done an in-depth review of them: Confessions of an Ageing Motorcyclist: Michelin Pilot Road 3 - end of life review . This is why I'm so keen to get them on the Suzuki, particularly for wet weather.
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Thanks for that! I've used a heap of different tyres on my Street Triple and the PR 3's and 4's outshine the rest. For what it's worth, I've done an in-depth review of them: Confessions of an Ageing Motorcyclist: Michelin Pilot Road 3 - end of life review . This is why I'm so keen to get them on the Suzuki, particularly for wet weather.
Great write up Geoff. Im at 1400 miles so probably another 1k until i swap mine out. I mainly despair on the front D214's as the front radius is odd for me (i still have the yellow band). Maybe its my riding but the PR4's on my MT09 where so much better for leaning over on and the grip was fantastic even from cold.
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