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Old 07-03-2014, 07:39 AM   #827
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An easier fix

If you ever experience "unintended acceleration" in a car, there is a fail safe method of dealing with it ~ assuming that you don't forget or just simply panic (both easy to do under those circumstances).

The fail safe is to just put the car in neutral (automatic) or push in the clutch (manual). This will keep the power steering operating correctly and prevent the need to stomp on the brake pedal to over come the engine. Keying the engine off would work, but then you'd lose power steering and brake boost plus you risk turning the key off too far and locking the steering wheel. Once you've come to a stop then shut the engine off ~ if it hasn't already blown...

BUT, if the front wheel of your G650 falls off the only thing that you can hope for is a soft and gentle "unintended stop".
2012 KTM 300XC-w & a DR650 for adventure rides.

zig06 screwed with this post 07-03-2014 at 07:50 AM
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