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No love for the DCT

Echo15

New Member
Feb 26, 2019
5
1
1
Florida
#1
I've had my '17 DCT for 2 weeks now (647 miles) and need some advice/reassurance. I am really not loving the DCT; I feel I have a lack of control (which I'll probably adjust to over time). But the real kicker is, I believe, the shift points; when slowing down for a red light, the shifter stays in a high gear (down to 17mph in 3d), but when the light turns green it doesn't downshift with acceleration. This leaves the engine lugging for a bit... not a fun feeling; I'm pitying my own bike! By the way, this is in the D setting; S is just fine.
It also 'clunks' when downshifting in an "agricultural" way... kinda like a Harley trannie.
So, somebody tell me is this just something I have to adjust to or perhaps "they all do it"? Or do I have issues?
 

Shanfara

New Member
Jan 13, 2019
15
0
1
Texas
#2
Well I have the manual and it clunks, for sure.

The lugging is part of the bike wanting to remain in the highest gear possible for economy reasons. Like you said, S is not a problem and for the real fun, put it in manual mode. Super fast shifting with total control.

I wish I got the DCT sometimes.

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Graves

Moderator
Staff member
Aug 14, 2016
1,029
329
143
So. Cal.
#3
It would be interesting to have both for a year and see which one gets the most use.

Well I have the manual and it clunks, for sure.

The lugging is part of the bike wanting to remain in the highest gear possible for economy reasons. Like you said, S is not a problem and for the real fun, put it in manual mode. Super fast shifting with total control.

I wish I got the DCT sometimes.

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Shanfara

New Member
Jan 13, 2019
15
0
1
Texas
#4
Probably the DCT, although I've started always riding in 2nd Gear from a stop lately and it pretty much solves the lugging issue.

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Shadowjack

Active Member
Mar 15, 2018
34
4
38
Great Plains
#5
D is too laid-back; I never use it at all, for the reasons you give. S1 fits my style perfectly; it upshifts and downshifts when I would. I have no need for the other two modes, but other people do.
 

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