2019 VFR

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    Great Guy New Member

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    Hi, picked up my brand new bike yesterday.
    2 Questions.
    1) What does TC do?
    2) What is the best way to brake using this ABS system. Thanks IMG_5484.JPG
     
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    Congrats on your new toy!
    With the TC switch on, ecu senses the spin of the rear wheel and compares it to your speed. If the wheel spins, engine pauses monetary to allow to regain control. Only had mine kick in a couple of times. I have had to use the ABS a number of times when drivers or deer encroached in my space, worked as designed. To use just jump on the brakes as hard as you can and don’t pump the brakes, the bike will do all the work. Saved my ass several times.
     
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    Thanks
     
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    You are welcome. My advice on the ABS was for panic situations, otherwise just use them normally.
     
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    +1

    The TC’s saved my ass a couple of times pulling away on loose gravel and woodchips

    The ABS is great, you just come to a very swift panic free halt, no pulsing or other signs ...much better than the BMW I had
     
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    Brilliant. Thanks.
     
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    If you want to try this stuff out find a dirt parking lot.
    And try to spin the rear wheel, work up throttle from a stop slowly with TC on and TC off. You'll see the difference if you can get the rear wheel to slip without tC and won't slip with.

    Same with ABS, on the dirt slowly at first work you way to hitting the rear brake. Until the wheel slides slowly and see what the ABS does. (again take it slow you can do this on the pavement too but dirt the same effects happen at much slower speeds).

    Again this is just a see what it feels like. At speed on pavement the effects with be much more pronounced.

    (have fun)
     
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    Excellent, thanks.
     
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    926BAE9C-C91A-40AD-A8F9-5D00DF41F2BA.jpeg I have also picked up a 2019 VFR800F, one week into ownership. Loving it so far!
     
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    Looks great in silver n gold, congrats!

     
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