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Old May 22nd 2013, 03:03 PM   #1
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rear wheel sliding anyone?

Hello Everyone,

yesterday in Sydney it rained cats and dogs.On the way home I set the bike on Wet with DTC on 8.Engine was nicely warmed up and tyres of course were cold.

I was gentle on the throttle but at one traffic light the bike slid a bit on acceleration...and I didn't pay attention to the DTC lights...

any similar stories?
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Old May 22nd 2013, 03:21 PM   #2
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DTC 8 and still slid, huh?

I'm usually at 4 (wet or dry) and only occasionally (read: when I'm having fun) will the rear step out more than I expected. Roll on smoothly and I don't even notice DTC is controlling what would otherwise be a lurid slide.
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Old May 22nd 2013, 03:31 PM   #3
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A few weeks back found me riding an interstate here with rain and lots of standing water in the road. Was in "wet Mode" and the yellow traction kept letting me know it was working with regularity anytime I ventured above 55-60mph.
Pirelli's aren't real stable running through standing water everywhere. DTC definitely doesn't like the idea.
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Originally Posted by Nikt View Post
Hello Everyone,

yesterday in Sydney it rained cats and dogs.On the way home I set the bike on Wet with DTC on 8.Engine was nicely warmed up and tyres of course were cold.

I was gentle on the throttle but at one traffic light the bike slid a bit on acceleration...and I didn't pay attention to the DTC lights...

any similar stories?
Probably oil on the road mate. And these tyres basically have no channels to allow water to move away so the rear will aquaplane very easily.

A different tyre would make a world of difference
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Old May 22nd 2013, 04:55 PM   #5
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Tested it a few times deliberately when it was new, just to see how quickly it would intervene in with DTC 8 in wet mode. It's not bad generally but I found it won't save you 100% of the time, especially when the road is wet with some form of contaminent (diesel, oil, mud etc!). Nice safety feature but ultimately won't stop you from crashing.
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Old May 22nd 2013, 05:25 PM   #6
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For this very reason I'm switching to the Bridgestone battlax s20's as I do 90 % street riding, 10% track. My supercorsa s are toast after 2500 miles.
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Old May 22nd 2013, 05:25 PM   #7
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Probably oil on the road mate. And these tyres basically have no channels to allow water to move away so the rear will aquaplane very easily.

A different tyre would make a world of difference
Yes probably, I was on William street and I have still memories of shitting my pants while riding the monster in the city...maybe I should advise the city council to stop using those cleaning machines that fill the road with soap!
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Old May 22nd 2013, 05:42 PM   #8
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My supercorsa s are toast after 2500 miles.
You must ride pretty hard or they're 2500 track miles.
I commute with mine and at 4000kms... mine still look like they have at least another 6000kms more to give.

OR

I'm just a pussy :P
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Old May 22nd 2013, 06:15 PM   #9
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Yeah, I got a little slide in race with DTC set to 2 as I was coming around the outside of 4 other riders I think its kinda fun! Put it in race mode on a rainy day and gun the throttle on the highway a little! Ladies look at this machine and they ALWAYS go straight into WET mode
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