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Offline Steyntjie

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To DCT or not to DCT ?, thou art the question
« on: July 01, 2016, 10:51:17 am »
Hi Wild Dog Ladies/Gents

 Wanne find out from the AT riders on WD forum what their opinion is about the 3 models available from Honda and things like

1.) can you blip the throttle on the DCT ( maybe by pressing the "N" button )
2.) any one having issues with their DCT or other models ? ( heard about engine stalling when blipping on the Manuals and wheel spokes rusting )
3.) Someone riding with the gear lever option on the DCT
4.) fuel economy
5.) would I be better of going for the old trusty XRV750


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Re: To DCT or not to DCT ?, thou art the question
« Reply #2 on: July 01, 2016, 11:59:30 am »
Thanks already saw that one


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Re: To DCT or not to DCT ?, thou art the question
« Reply #3 on: July 02, 2016, 08:51:59 am »
That Bike was apparently exchanged. The bike is being tested and Honda still hasnt found any faults according to them. A big mystery. 
 

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Re: To DCT or not to DCT ?, thou art the question
« Reply #5 on: July 07, 2016, 07:24:32 am »
this might help
http://www.africatwinforum.com/forum/393-africa-twin-trail-tales-ride-reports/4617-warning-dct-riders-do-not-ride-if-you-have-sticky-left-switchgear.html


Hectic...  :o

FFS , this is one bike with a problem out of thousands sold worldwide , which might very well also have been a rider fault , if an isolated fault will determine a bikes popularity then there would be absolutely no 1200 GS's sold with all the shit that BMW had with them .
If you are really concerned then wait a year and see what the feedback is like , or otherwise go for the standard model with or without ABS .
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Re: To DCT or not to DCT ?, thou art the question
« Reply #6 on: July 07, 2016, 08:18:16 am »
Go for Gerrard's trusty AT for sale on the forum right now  :thumleft:
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Re: To DCT or not to DCT ?, thou art the question
« Reply #7 on: July 07, 2016, 08:35:01 am »
Here is the AT problem thread on advrider, you can go through it to get an idea about the teething issues of the new model - DCT or not. Post #408 on page 21 shows recent video with DCT problems (I'm attaching the link to the video below). I'm sure Honda will sooner or later resolve these issues so I would decide based on type of riding you want do and if it is DCT, I would probably wait little bit longer till it gets fully beta tested by the first batch of buyers.

http://advrider.com/index.php?threads/the-crf1000l-africa-twin-problem-thread.1131281/

Here is the video with DCT problems:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rVQ9KqorkNI

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Re: To DCT or not to DCT ?, thou art the question
« Reply #8 on: July 11, 2016, 05:53:19 pm »
Go for Gerrard's trusty AT for sale on the forum right now  :thumleft:

Whats the link ! Would be interested


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Re: To DCT or not to DCT ?, thou art the question
« Reply #9 on: July 14, 2016, 02:24:02 pm »
I've got a NC750X with DCT. Before i got her I was like no ways man...DCT? Nah give me a manual all the way. blah blah blah. I got it as it was a good deal and thought then my wife can migrate to it easily when I eventually get something else.
Now i'm like....hmmmmmm I love me some DCT.. I like this bike. You can still shift manually, sport mode goes well and in D its just so effortless.

It takes some getting use to around corners in the normal mode as it will shift but it's so smooth it's not unsettling. You will just need to get used to the no feathering of a clutch. around corners as I do with other bikes.
But other than that it's awesome.
If I buy a A.T it will probably be a DCT.
So thats my Vote.
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Re: To DCT or not to DCT ?, thou art the question
« Reply #10 on: August 20, 2016, 08:52:22 am »
 I have a an ABS however a close friend has the DCT we ride a lot together and  he is more talented than me. He loves it. One thing I can tell
you for sure riding hard on the dirty stuff accelerating out of a corner his bike changes gear so fast and will drop 2 gears before you have changed one going into a corner you have to be really good to stay with it.
 

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Re: To DCT or not to DCT ?, thou art the question
« Reply #11 on: August 20, 2016, 09:02:42 am »
 Listen to this test video of how fast a DCT can change gear.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BIaGK5rZwtE
 

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Re: To DCT or not to DCT ?, thou art the question
« Reply #12 on: September 28, 2018, 05:33:25 pm »
I am just about to trade my ABS in on a DCT, since it is some time since this thread was active.

Is this a wise move?
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Re: To DCT or not to DCT ?, thou art the question
« Reply #13 on: September 28, 2018, 10:24:31 pm »
The DCT is really awesome. Swopped my manual for a DCT no regrets.
 

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Re: To DCT or not to DCT ?, thou art the question
« Reply #14 on: September 29, 2018, 06:30:51 am »
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Re: To DCT or not to DCT ?, thou art the question
« Reply #15 on: September 29, 2018, 07:32:39 am »
I am just about to trade my ABS in on a DCT, since it is some time since this thread was active.

Is this a wise move?

Also on my second Twin, first was a manual that did 38000km in 2 years and now on a DCT. So far, no regrets. 👍
Was also able to move over all my extras.   O0
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Re: To DCT or not to DCT ?, thou art the question
« Reply #16 on: September 29, 2018, 09:22:09 am »
Nice bikes whichever model you buy
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Re: To DCT or not to DCT ?, thou art the question
« Reply #17 on: September 29, 2018, 01:17:39 pm »
I just took a DCT for a test ride.

I noted the bike seems to labour in DRIVE mode, but in SPORT it is a much different story.

On balance I prefer the DCT but each has their benefits.

Let's see what they offer me as a trade-in
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Re: To DCT or not to DCT ?, thou art the question
« Reply #18 on: September 29, 2018, 04:04:16 pm »
AT DCT is amazing, I know of one being sold here by a dealer in CPT who also does shipping if you are interested.

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Re: To DCT or not to DCT ?, thou art the question
« Reply #19 on: October 03, 2018, 06:44:18 pm »
Signed the OTP today, let's hope the Bank Manager has a good heart,

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