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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 06-16-2017, 12:35 PM Thread Starter
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How to disable the traction control

Has anyone figured out how to disable the traction control or to keep it in the off setting after turning off the bike and turning it back on? I have had issues when starting out on the bike after forgetting to click the left trigger finger lever to reduce the traction control from #3 level to #1 or 0 while in a tricky off road situation and it has become annoying. I hope this is an easy fix but doubt it will be....
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I doubt it will be too.

Its easy enough to do on the fly, you do not need to be stopped to pick a level.
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I was not as clear as I should have been in my post.
My issue is forgetting to turn OFF the TC after I start the engine and begin again after a quick stop to piss or open a ranch gate.

I realize that I can do it on the fly with my left finger but what I am after is setting to to #1 level or off all together so that I don't have to screw with it each and every time I start the motor.
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I hate the traction control. You forget to turn that off on a break and the next time you try to pop the front end over something it just goes "bang bang pop" and you nose dive into the obstacle and everyone thinks your new bike is blowing up.

I'm considering the ol install a switch in the wheel sensor line trick, disabling ABS and traction control. However I'm not sure if it will work on such a modern machine without putting it into some kind of safety mode, and also would advise against doing bad things like this that you learn on the internet because it is dangerous.
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I seem to recall reading that if you use the kill switch, and leave the ignition on, the system will retain drive train settings for when you next start. That might help you out if all you are doing is hopping off for a couple of minutes in the middle of nowhere and your bike is close to you.

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I seem to recall reading that if you use the kill switch, and leave the ignition on, the system will retain drive train settings for when you next start. That might help you out if all you are doing is hopping off for a couple of minutes in the middle of nowhere and your bike is close to you.
It is noted elsewhere that flicking down the sidestand after stopping retains the current settings when you fire it back up, seeing as you need to do that anyway to open the gate or piss it might be worth a try?

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Has anyone figured out how to disable the traction control or to keep it in the off setting after turning off the bike and turning it back on? I have had issues when starting out on the bike after forgetting to click the left trigger finger lever to reduce the traction control from #3 level to #1 or 0 while in a tricky off road situation and it has become annoying. I hope this is an easy fix but doubt it will be....
Hi Caliboy;
After being caught out a couple of times, I am now in the habit of dropping the side stand. It is the best option, and I have not being caught out since using this option.

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Hi Caliboy;
After being caught out a couple of times, I am now in the habit of dropping the side stand. It is the best option, and I have not being caught out since using this option.
John, thanks for the reminder on the side stand. That will work for a quick piss or whatever.

I still would like to find a way to permanently set it at level 1 so I don't have to screw around with it each and every day..Anyone else have any ideas on this?
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