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  • Bike/DCT died on me today

    This was sort of weird. I started the bike, back out of my garage, put the bike in D (Tour Mode), just like I have done every day so far. Eased on the throttle, the bike lurched, clunked, then bike died. Almost like it would if you popped the clutch on a manual transmission with the brake on. I have never had that happen.

    Bike restarted, no problem, and I went on my way. Very strange.
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  • #2
    That's what you call a "GW1833 Hic-up" I experienced in walking mode forward once up slight incline. No biggie in my case.

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    • #3
      They already have a name for it? "GW1833 Hic-up" just kidding, I hope.
      kiptap - Paul
      Bolingbrook, IL (Greater Chicago Area)
      1979 Kawasaki Z 200
      1981 Kawasaki GPZ 550
      1996 Honda GL 1500SE
      2018 Honda GL 1800DJ

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      • #4
        If it happens once then it's an anomaly, the stars are miss aligned. If it happens again then it's time to start being concerned. However, it won't surprise me if there are some growing pains with the new bike. Luckily they waited more than a decade to sort out the DCT before they introduced it on their flagship bike so the engineers shouldn't have trouble figuring it out if it becomes systemic.
        Mark
        2018 Silver DCT

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        • #5
          Clutch grabby when cold??
          Need synthetic oil??
          PGR RIDE CAPTAIN.. UTAH

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          • Rocky
            Rocky commented
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            Randy- you're kidding right?

          • ShooterF6B
            ShooterF6B commented
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            I think he's serious Rock.

        • #6
          I love my rabbits foot on fob

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          • #7
            No, Ive had mine get grabby when I first start off without a warm up.
            Its never died though.
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            • Cruiseman
              Cruiseman commented
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              I do think it has something to do with the engine being cold

            • Rocky
              Rocky commented
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              Hmmm? I don't like the sound of hearing this from two people so far.
              Oil viscosity shouldn't be an issues in the DCT. (maybe in alaska during winter-but not in Utah or TX)

          • #8
            Im not alarmed by it, just aware of it, not a problem right now.
            I know the clutch packs have a friction zone, with a very light throttle you can feel it.
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            • Trailboss
              Trailboss commented
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              On a scale from 1-10 with 1 being no friction and 10 being Rocky & Markcuda having lunch together, ..... How bad is it?

            • Rocky
              Rocky commented
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              Trailboss. Sory, But having lunch with a known idiot-it not in my wheelhouse.
              BTW. I used to think "no one can be that stupid-then cuda showed up here"

            • kiptap
              kiptap commented
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              On a scale from 1-10 with 1 being no friction and 10 being Rocky & Markcuda having lunch together, ..... How bad is it?

              hahaha, now that's funny!

          • #9
            Dennis??
            Aint buying his story. lol
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            • Rocky
              Rocky commented
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              I'll PM you his mug shot.

          • #10
            I had mine to bog down on me one cool morning (but it did not cut off). I was in a hurry and did not let it warm up its usual 45 seconds. Now before I take off I twist the throttle a couple of times to give it some warm up juice. (Yes, I am still in neutral when I do this). So far no more incidents.

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            • #11
              Is the common denominator a cold bike or has it happened to anyone while riding?
              kiptap - Paul
              Bolingbrook, IL (Greater Chicago Area)
              1979 Kawasaki Z 200
              1981 Kawasaki GPZ 550
              1996 Honda GL 1500SE
              2018 Honda GL 1800DJ

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              • #12
                Originally posted by kiptap View Post
                Is the common denominator a cold bike or has it happened to anyone while riding?
                Only happened once, and engine was cold
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                • Trailboss
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                  Maybe you should do like NASCAR does their tires and wrap the bike in a heated blanket an hour before you're ready to start it up.

              • #13
                That's the ticket..
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                • #14
                  Took delivery of my (long awaited) red DCT Tour today... still waiting for a handful of accessories that are on back order. Riding in RAIN mode ... yes, it was raining on delivery day ... no biggie. But, about 2 miles from the dealership, while waiting at a red light, the bike just quit. Forgot to squeeze the brake for restart, so had to turn off/turn on bike to permit restart .... but, seemed to run OK the rest of the way home. So, that's the hic-cup ... and new user brain fart. The plan is to ride this bike as a two wheeler until I find a trike kit worthy of marrying a 2018. Will wait until all back ordered accessories are available before taking all the plastic off (again).
                  2018 red GL1800 DCT Tour w/ 2019 CSC Encore
                  2003 red GL1800A w/ 2013 CSC Cobra XL

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                  • #15
                    I have the DCT Tour model and notice that the up-shifts are noticeably rougher just after starting out when the bike is not up to operating temperature. My passenger also commented on it once. I would suppose that the clutch activation is hydraulic and until it is warmed-up will not be as smooth. Perhaps also it might cause the engine to die if not enough power is applied.

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                    • #16
                      Stopped at traffic lights engine cut out bike dropped its self into neutral did this twice within 10 minutes going to mention it to dealer when it goes in for rear tyre air monitor and fairing pocket . Still no sign of sat nav update for the uk or any news when android car play will be available. Emailed honda on this subject didn't even get a reply.

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                      • #17
                        Originally posted by Philt View Post
                        Stopped at traffic lights engine cut out bike dropped its self into neutral did this twice within 10 minutes going to mention it to dealer when it goes in for rear tyre air monitor and fairing pocket . Still no sign of sat nav update for the uk or any news when android car play will be available. Emailed honda on this subject didn't even get a reply.
                        Does yours have the stop-start engine feature?
                        PGR RIDE CAPTAIN.. UTAH

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                        • HondaNutRider
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                          Don't believe the bike would drop into neutral when this feature activates - at least mine doesn't.

                      • #18
                        Yes as stop start it was switched off

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                        • #19
                          With it on engine stops but bike stayes in gear like it should

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                          • #20
                            The stop start system was off when it the engine stopped and bike went into neutral

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