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Left hand switch gear

Jan 31, 2016
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the SET button on my left hand switch became jammed and unusable the other day, after 700 miles

WD 40 couldn't free it and neither could mechanics at dealers

No replacement switches in UK so dealer agreed to take one off a demo bike

Next day switch working again.

Tested over 200 times and seems fine again so leaving it alone, and hoping it was just a gremlin that's gone.
 

jimbo

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Mar 2, 2016
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stanthorpe qld
the SET button on my left hand switch became jammed and unusable the other day, after 700 miles

WD 40 couldn't free it and neither could mechanics at dealers

No replacement switches in UK so dealer agreed to take one off a demo bike

Next day switch working again.

Tested over 200 times and seems fine again so leaving it alone, and hoping it was just a gremlin that's gone.
 

jimbo

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Mar 2, 2016
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stanthorpe qld
yeah, I don't get that one yet, I have std version & all those 2 switches seem to do is toggle from temp to a second trip meter or timer or something. Seems like a waste of switch space but whatever doesn't bother me too much just don't know where/when I would use it
 

Washryc

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Jan 27, 2016
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Dresden
yeah, I don't get that one yet, I have std version & all those 2 switches seem to do is toggle from temp to a second trip meter or timer or something. Seems like a waste of switch space but whatever doesn't bother me too much just don't know where/when I would use it

I read the owners manual last night and it seems it's just a selector and confirm button for setting things.



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Washryc

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Jan 27, 2016
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Dresden
You got a MT or DCT?
Some serious claims and report in regards to the DCT switch gears sticking and causing some massive problems on another forum.


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Posiden

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May 25, 2015
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Mines a manual and ive seen the write up from a UK rider who nearly looped it in the middle town.
I put it down to being new but i really hope we dont discover this bike has been built down to a budget using cheap parts.
Theres already issues with heated grips, sticky switch gear and sloppy chains?
 

Washryc

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Jan 27, 2016
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Dresden
I have not seen reports on the chain until your post. A lot of Aussie riders have done well over 1000km and not mentioned anything. Could be one off. Time will tell I guess.


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Jan 31, 2016
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Manchester UK
What's a sloppy chain?

Cleaned mine today and noticed D.I.D stamped on it so not a cheap option.

I've put 950, all weather, miles on AT in last 5 weeks.

I replaced chain on my BMW F800GS with a D.I.D chain as the originals were snapping, BMW refunded eventually.

With a brand new model there are always issues.

BMW R1200GS LC forum had cam chains snapping and dropping in gear box locking it all up. There seemed to be quite a few but turned out to be hardly any world wide.

I trust any issues will be sorted fairly quickly as this bike is a massive deal for Honda.
 

Posiden

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May 25, 2015
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Fair comments and time will tell but ive always been careful with chains on bikes with a lot of suspension travel as its easy to get it a little bit to tight.
On the ride today it became noticeably snatchy through town which was disappointing as the drive was so smooth before that.
 

Tim Harrison

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Oct 22, 2015
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Fair comments and time will tell but ive always been careful with chains on bikes with a lot of suspension travel as its easy to get it a little bit to tight.
On the ride today it became noticeably snatchy through town which was disappointing as the drive was so smooth before that.

What do you mean "snatchy"?
 

Tim Harrison

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Oct 22, 2015
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Nottingham UK
I have a black DCT beast, like every beast sometimes it can bite even its owner. So with the handful of reports of issues with the DCT and being my first DCT bike as well as only three years riding experience under my belt this is what I'm doing until told otherwise by Honda.

Left switch/ right switch water issues...
Brought some white grease and filling the insides, the poorly positioned ECU joints will get covered as will any electronic components to the bike.

Front mud guard lose bolt...
Removed and redone with lock tight.

Hopefully the reports of wild AT are only "one offs" and although I was worried about these issues I will hope that my beast will look after its owner
 
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Posiden

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May 25, 2015
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What do you mean "snatchy"?

"snatchy" = when you wind on the throttle and there is a millisecond time lag between the twist of the throttle and then a little jolt as the chain takes up the slack. My XTz was really prone to it but made all the worse because the cush drives are made the wrong sort of rubber and are as much use as ill fitting blocks of wood.
 
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Tim Harrison

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Oct 22, 2015
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"snatchy" = when you wind on the throttle and there is a millisecond time lag between the twist of the throttle and then a little jolt as the chain takes up the slack. My XTz was really prone to it but made all the worse because the cush drives are made the wrong sort of rubber and are as much use as ill fitting blocks of wood.

Thanks
 

McMann

New Member
May 20, 2015
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Make sure your throttle free-play is adjusted to a minimum (test by moving the bars side-to-side) while running. Factory settings seem to be on the loose side.
 

Graves

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Aug 14, 2016
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Switch sets can be revived by removing them from the bars, flushing with WD40 and blowing out. It’s really a maintenance thing, should be done every once in a while. Just like lubing cables, levers and throttle tubes.

As for chains: I’ve found that even though the factory uses brand name chains, they are of lesser quality than the same brand’s premium offerings. For example, on my XR650R the factory chain was a DID x ring chain that only lasted a yea. Knowing that DID premium chains last forever I replaced with the ERV gold chain and it lasted until I sold the bike 9 years later, and I rode the hell out of the thing. I even considered installing a new chain on my new AT, it will save the expense of having to replace sprockets when the chain goes south after the warranty is up.
 

Soul Tonic

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Aug 20, 2016
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Hout Bay
the SET button on my left hand switch became jammed and unusable the other day, after 700 miles

WD 40 couldn't free it and neither could mechanics at dealers

No replacement switches in UK so dealer agreed to take one off a demo bike

Next day switch working again.

Tested over 200 times and seems fine again so leaving it alone, and hoping it was just a gremlin that's gone.
With 2000kms on the clock, I had the same problem. After the first wash my SET button was stuck in the depressed position.
I took it to the Honda dealer and they opened the switch. The mechanic commented on the stupid un-Honda like design.
The switch got a heavier spring and a proper lube with a special lubricant. Let's see how long it lasts. Maybe a recall is necessary at some point.



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Soul Tonic

Well-Known Member
Aug 20, 2016
8
1
63
52
Hout Bay
With 2000kms on the clock, I had the same problem. After the first wash my SET button was stuck in the depressed position.
I took it to the Honda dealer and they opened the switch. The mechanic commented on the stupid un-Honda like design.
The switch got a heavier spring and a proper lube with a special lubricant. Let's see how long it lasts. Maybe a recall is necessary at some point.


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