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Cal 1400 MGCT Info & FAQs

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  1. GT-Rx®

    GT-Rx® Administrator Staff Member GT di Razza Pura

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    Sourced from the Owner's Manual, but worthy of a quick post here:

    MGCT (Moto Guzzi Controllo Trazione - Traction Control):

    Scrolling through TRIP 1 or TRIP 2 by short pressing the MODE control to the left or right, it is possible to display the MGCT option.

    By short pressing the MODE control in a central position the rider can access the MGCT function.

    By moving the selector to the right, holding it down, the system turns on and the value "1" (minimum intervention) appears on the display.

    The MGCT warning light will flash.

    By moving the selector to the right, pressing it briefly, the intervention level increases up to a maximum of "3" (Maximum intervention).

    EVERY TIME THE SET VALUE IS MODIFIED, THE NUMERIC SYMBOL IS DISPLAYED IN NEGATIVE (BLINKS) FOR 2 SECONDS BEFORE BEING CONFIRMED

    To deactivate the system, from value "1", turn the selector to the left, holding it down, until the value "-" appears.

    The MGCT warning light will be on steady.

    To exit the MGCT function short press the selector or set off on the motorcycle.

    NOTES:
    • THE FIRST TIME THE BATTERY IS CONNECTED THE MGCT WARNING LIGHT IS ON STEAD (SYSTEM NOT ACTIVE)
    • ONCE THE MOTORCYCLE IGNITION SWITCH IS TURNED OFF, AT THE NEXT START UP THE MGCT SYSTEM MAINTAINS THE PREVIOUSLY SELECTED SETTINGS.
    MGCT CALIBRATION FOR TIRE SIZE CHANGE:
    CALIBRATION IS NEEDED TO OPTIMIZE THE MGCT FUNCTION IN THE EVENT OF CHANGING A TIRE SIZE. IF TIRES OTHER THAN THOSE INDICATED IN THIS USE AND MAINTENANCE BOOKLET ARE USED, TO OBTAIN THE SAME PERFORMANCE FROM THE MGCT SYSTEM THE SETTING LEVELS OF THE SYSTEM ITSELF MAY NEED TO BE MODIFIED.

    Select the CALIBRATION function from the configuration menu to access the CALIBRATION function.

    When the CALIBRATION function is selected (with vehicle at a standstill), a screen is shown with the following message at the bottom of the display:

    CALIBRATING:
    To calibrate the MGCT (Moto Guzzi Controllo Trazione) system, ride about 10 seconds on a flat, straight section of road in second gear at a speed of 30 +/- 2 km/h (18.64 +/- 1.24 mph) until CALIBRATION appears on the display.

    NOTES:
    • ONCE THE MESSAGE 'CALIBRATING' CEASES TO BE DISPLAYED, STOP THE VEHICLE, TURN THE IGNITION SWITCH OFF AND LEAVE OFF FOR AT LEAST 30 SECONDS TO COMPLETE THE CALIBRATION PROCEDURE. THIS ALLOWS THE CALIBRATION TO BE STORED IN THE MEMORY.
    • TURN THE IGNITION SWITCH OFF TO ABORT THE CALIBRATION PROCEDURE.
    • WHEN CALIBRATION IS CARRIED OUT THE TRACTION CONTROL SYSTEM AUTOMATICALLY DEACTIVATES (IF IT WAS PREVIOUSLY ACTIVATED).

    CAUTION:
    • WHEN THE MOTORCYCLE IS IN RESERVE MODE, IT IS NOT POSSIBLE TO CARRY OUT THE CALIBRATION PROCEDURE.
     
  2. kiwi dave

    kiwi dave GT Reference

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    Yeah, I managed to get into the re-calibration mode when I was searching for the km-miles per hour selection and the 24 hour clock that I initially had control over when the bike was brand new.

    Riding for ten seconds at a constant slow speed is harder than it sounds, it took me several attempts to get the system re-calibrated. Don't attempt it amongst other traffic like I tried to do!
     
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    GT-Rx® Administrator Staff Member GT di Razza Pura

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    Thanks Dave. I bet it is, and you knowing where I live means it'll be nearly impossible. I went searching for this as my MGCT light was steady on. Apparently disconnect/re-connecting the battery will turn it off. It must manually be turned back on through the left switch assembly per above. Did you ever get your clock functioning correctly? You said you had control of this earlier on, but not now(?).

    The bike is incredible now with the intake/exhaust, fueling and suspension mods! Click RentAGuzzi below to come sample it.
     
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    kiwi dave GT Reference

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    Disconnecting and reconnecting the battery is what caused me to lose the ability to select 24 clock and change to kpm. Pro-italia couldn't help, and Pete Roper couldn't change it to kph with his PADS kit either. I'm guessing the selection might be only available for the first thousand miles or so, I'd be curious to know whether anyone else can still get access to these menu items after a few miles have been clocked on. I don't see why not, these are user functions that shouldn't require access to a PADS, neither should the reset service icon be (which I still have displaying!).
     
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    abbienormal High Miler GT Famiglia

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    I'd like to know how to reset that service icon. I have the techno research software. hooked it up and got all of the readings (I think) to show but no idea how to turn off the stupid service icon. My throttle position is set at 3.0 and seems to work decent for me. i may play with it later but right now I just want to get back riding on these few nice days left.
     
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    WroomWroom Tuned and Synch'ed

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    Hi Dave,

    I've been struggling with getting MGCT calibrated with no success (even though I was able to do it a couple times about a year ago) so I was wondering if I'm doing something wrong:
    1. Bike is on, engine running, I go into MENU and select CALIBRATION
    2. Display says CALIBRATING
    3. Put into first gear take off, change into second gear
    4. Run at around 18mph on a flat surface until CALIBRATING disappears and I'm shown the odometer
    5. Stop and turn the engine and the bike off (take the key out, not just red switch) for at least 30 seconds.

    After all that I turn the bike on and I still can't select MGCT with + or - icons. Does anything on this list look suspicious or different from what you were doing? I'd appreciate the answer very much.
     
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    Sorry WroomWroom, a little tardy I just discovered this post.

    I'm currently having the same issue again, and need to do a recalibration too. This happened after resetting the learned parameters in the ECU, or it might have been just a coincidence.

    At least my speedo is in kph now, it's gotta be easier (he said hopefully).

    I'll report back after I've found time to do this.
     
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    WroomWroom Tuned and Synch'ed

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    Hey kiwi dave,

    I didn't update this post but it turned out no recalibration was actually needed, I just had to select the correct MGCT setting :)
     
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    just James Tuned and Synch'ed

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    I seem to have misplaced my owner's manual, and am trying to figure out how to adjust the traction control.
    Just out of curiosity, is it possible to completely turn it off?
     
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    whatthe Just got it firing! GT Contributor

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    yes you can deactivate, turn on key, after enter code appears MGTC should appear with your current setting press in the mode button you should see a minus sign and a plus sign press mode selector to the left to disengage or to the right to increase traction control I had to do this a couple of times as I could not get below the number one setting.
     
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    You also get a yellow light when riding if it's turned fully off
     
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    just James Tuned and Synch'ed

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    Thanks guys.
    In the meantime, I found my owner's manual (actually, the little woman found it for me ).
     

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