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Offline Fred_Harmon_TX

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Turning off the traction control
« on: October 28, 2009, 07:45:00 pm »
Here's a few photos of me on the skid pad with the traction control off. You aren't supposed to take your feet off the pegs. It was such an instinctive reaction for me, that my feet were off the pegs before I even realized it the first time through.    With the traction control turned on, there was no drama at all no matter how hard I yanked the throttle.    (Hint: Don't try this at home, and especially not without outriggers)                  
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« Reply #1 on: October 30, 2009, 11:52:00 pm »
The difficult part in this exercise was trusting those outriggers to keep me from falling over. Putting the bike on a super slick surface and then whacking the throttle in first gear takes some serious faith in those bars to be able to hold you up.  
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« Reply #2 on: October 31, 2009, 08:28:00 am »
Did they mention how it works? Limiting engine revs, slipping the clutch, or the unobtanium fusion reactor cutting in or out?    The more I think about it, the more interested I am. The 05 is barely broken in, and I'm already having evil thoughts about putting her up on blocks :blush:  I'm so ashamed  http://millerized.com/pegs  I'll be in the garage  COG 6425, CDA 111 a through g

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« Reply #3 on: October 31, 2009, 11:01:00 pm »
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 Did they mention how it works? Limiting engine revs, slipping the clutch, or the unobtanium fusion reactor cutting in or out?  
   Yes, they reduce the voltage on the dilithium crystals to bring the engine out of warp mode while at the same time activating the forward plasma screen.    Just kidding, they removed the dilitium crystals from the bike years ago. That's so old school.    Actually, it all pretty simple. They use the ABS brain to sense wheel slip, and then dial back the fuel injector pulse width, change the spark timing, and close the secondary butterflies via the sub throttle actuator.     Whala - no more engine power.    This video explains it real well, and they played it in my pre-ride briefing.  
     
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« Reply #4 on: November 01, 2009, 02:06:00 am »
fred, you're really becoming a bad influence on us c-10 owners. :eg:  keep up the good work. thanks for all the info and pics to druel over.  

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« Reply #5 on: November 01, 2009, 09:32:00 am »
Figured it would be engine revs.  I'd thought about using a crank or camshaft mounted sensor arrangement, but use of a clutch tossed that out.  Then I thought output shaft, but nawh.  But all it would take is to borrow the signal from the rear ABS and you'd be done. Wouldn't even need to increase the amount of sensors or wires, just pick up the signal, read it the opposite way the ABS does and kill power.  Impressive old school technology.        Still, things haven't been the same since the Dilithium ran out :(  Damn Spock and his drug habits.  http://millerized.com/pegs  I'll be in the garage  COG 6425, CDA 111 a through g