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TCS - Traction Control System

Post by Canadian FJR » Mon May 18, 2020 6:46 am

It works - and works well.

3 degrees Celsius and coming a across a wooden bridge mid turn. On the gas and engine cuts slightly and the big orange TCS light is on. Bike didn't unsettle one bit. Not sure how things would have ended up on the old bike or if I had the TCS turned off.




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Re: TCS - Traction Control System

Post by danh600 » Mon May 18, 2020 8:20 am

Couple of places get sand on the road around here. I have seen the light flicker a few times. I usually feel the back jump just a little.

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Re: TCS - Traction Control System

Post by natehawk750 » Mon May 18, 2020 8:26 am

With all this new traction control and ABS does anyone else miss the old days of riding out a rear wheel skid during hard breaking? Or am I just weird?
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Re: TCS - Traction Control System

Post by ionbeam » Mon May 18, 2020 8:55 am

natehawk750 wrote:
Mon May 18, 2020 8:26 am
With all this new traction control and ABS does anyone else miss the old days of riding out a rear wheel skid during hard breaking? Or am I just weird?
Key ON, engine not started. Push button 1. Say, "I want to die today." Start the engine and ride away with the TCS OFF.

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Pull the rear wheel ABS sensor out of the housing, put it in a sturdy plastic bag and zip tie it to the torque arm. Ride away without ABS. Have a nice day :lol:
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Re: TCS - Traction Control System

Post by danh600 » Mon May 18, 2020 8:59 am

natehawk750 wrote:
Mon May 18, 2020 8:26 am
With all this new traction control and ABS does anyone else miss the old days of riding out a rear wheel skid during hard breaking? Or am I just weird?
No, Yes.
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Re: TCS - Traction Control System

Post by raYzerman » Mon May 18, 2020 9:10 am

No, Yes.....
Many fun times can be had accelerating or braking on a wet/icy wooden bridge..... Just pull the fuse for ABS, it will avoid the error codes flashing at you in the right display ('16 up), but will leave the ABS light on. Removing the sensor or leaving the trigger wheel off your wheel will result in TCS and Check Engine Light on, Cruise not available. Lights will go off when situation corrected, but will have stored codes.
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Re: TCS - Traction Control System

Post by Festus » Mon May 18, 2020 9:45 am

Anyone ever see that video of the guy with a FJR when he turned TCS off and was doing wheelies?

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Re: TCS - Traction Control System

Post by wheatonFJR » Mon May 18, 2020 9:50 am

ionbeam wrote:
Mon May 18, 2020 8:55 am
natehawk750 wrote:
Mon May 18, 2020 8:26 am
With all this new traction control and ABS does anyone else miss the old days of riding out a rear wheel skid during hard breaking? Or am I just weird?
Key ON, engine not started. Push button 1. Say, "I want to die today." Start the engine and ride away with the TCS OFF.

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Pull the rear wheel ABS sensor out of the housing, put it in a sturdy plastic bag and zip tie it to the torque arm. Ride away without ABS. Have a nice day :lol:
Or you can just say, "Hey, so this is how the old guys rode that 2004 Cerulean Silver FJR1300". Let's burn some rubber!
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Re: TCS - Traction Control System

Post by Powerman » Mon May 18, 2020 7:28 pm

Hard to get traction on a squirrel.

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Re: TCS - Traction Control System

Post by Ludwig61 » Mon May 18, 2020 8:16 pm

natehawk750 wrote:
Mon May 18, 2020 8:26 am
With all this new traction control and ABS does anyone else miss the old days of riding out a rear wheel skid during hard breaking? Or am I just weird?
If you miss it that much, I'll be selling my 2005 soon. The front ABS works, but the back doesn't. My right clavicle and several ribs can testify to that. The investigating trooper said I was going really slow....
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Re: TCS - Traction Control System

Post by wheatonFJR » Mon May 18, 2020 9:20 pm

Ludwig61 wrote:
Mon May 18, 2020 8:16 pm
natehawk750 wrote:
Mon May 18, 2020 8:26 am
With all this new traction control and ABS does anyone else miss the old days of riding out a rear wheel skid during hard breaking? Or am I just weird?
If you miss it that much, I'll be selling my 2005 soon. The front ABS works, but the back doesn't. My right clavicle and several ribs can testify to that. The investigating trooper said I was going really slow....
Dang it.

He said the same damn thing to me,.

Seriously...heal up.
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Re: TCS - Traction Control System

Post by natehawk750 » Mon May 18, 2020 9:35 pm

Ludwig61 wrote:
Mon May 18, 2020 8:16 pm
natehawk750 wrote:
Mon May 18, 2020 8:26 am
With all this new traction control and ABS does anyone else miss the old days of riding out a rear wheel skid during hard breaking? Or am I just weird?
If you miss it that much, I'll be selling my 2005 soon. The front ABS works, but the back doesn't. My right clavicle and several ribs can testify to that. The investigating trooper said I was going really slow....
I have a 2001 zrx1200r without it for when I need to get my fix.

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Re: TCS - Traction Control System

Post by rbentnail » Tue May 19, 2020 7:13 am

Powerman wrote:
Mon May 18, 2020 7:28 pm
Hard to get traction on a squirrel.
Gunny! I found out going into a dipped, left curved, narrow country bridge.

Also hard to get traction when the wheels are a little elevated. Like when exiting a dipped, left curved, narrow country bridge.

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Re: TCS - Traction Control System

Post by danh600 » Tue May 19, 2020 8:30 am

Festus wrote:
Mon May 18, 2020 9:45 am
Anyone ever see that video of the guy with a FJR when he turned TCS off and was doing wheelies?
I saw the front end of an FJR come up pretty high on a group ride!

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Re: TCS - Traction Control System

Post by Canadian FJR » Tue May 19, 2020 8:18 pm

“ I saw the front end of an FJR come up pretty high on a group ride!”

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Re: TCS - Traction Control System

Post by Cav47 » Tue May 19, 2020 10:32 pm

Canadian FJR wrote:
Tue May 19, 2020 8:18 pm
“ I saw the front end of an FJR come up pretty high on a group ride!”

🤔
I had been known to have that problem on the 04, but never with the Gen 3. She just won’t do it unless you turn off the TCS. DAMHIK. Lol.
I often have found myself when I was not looking, nor did that discovery take place where I thought it would!

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