2017 Africa Twin DCT cold starting issues/cold running - Honda CRF1000L Africa Twin Forum
Reply
 
Thread Tools
post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 07-04-2017, 08:33 PM Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2017
Location: Altoona,Pa.
Posts: 12
2017 Africa Twin DCT cold starting issues/cold running

Has anyone experienced rough starting issues and erratic tach between 2,000-3,000 rpms? Will stall two or three times trying to get out of my uphill driveway. Pops and backfires....tach needle jumps up and down between 2000 and 3000 rpm....I don't want to have to put a power plug on a new bike. Dealers worked on bike and now stuck in S3. Any help would be appreciated.
Litespdaltoona is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 21 (permalink) Old 07-05-2017, 04:37 AM
pjm
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2017
Posts: 295
If you have a main stand put it on the stand turn on the ignition and roll the rear wheel backwards and forwards to take the pressure off of the gears and hopefully it will reset. If no stand just roll the bike backwards a and forwards a short distance. If that works try starting it from cold without touching the throttle and let it run up for 15 minutes as this will allow the sensors to reset. There is also a DCT initialisation procedure well documented in other topics. Hope that helps.
pjm is offline  
post #3 of 21 (permalink) Old 07-05-2017, 12:38 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2017
Location: Marin, CA
Posts: 361
Garage
Quote:
Originally Posted by Litespdaltoona View Post
I don't want to have to put a power plug on a new bike. Dealers worked on bike and now stuck in S3. Any help would be appreciated.
I don't understand why your bike hasn't gone straight back to the dealer.
ablock is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 21 (permalink) Old 07-05-2017, 04:05 PM Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2017
Location: Altoona,Pa.
Posts: 12
My bike has been back to the dealer and they tried remapping, which is why it is stuck in Sport 3. They have now ordered a cold start throttle body. Back to the shop tomorrow......
Litespdaltoona is offline  
post #5 of 21 (permalink) Old 07-05-2017, 05:42 PM
pjm
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2017
Posts: 295
Did you try rocking the wheel to free the gearbox?
pjm is offline  
post #6 of 21 (permalink) Old 07-06-2017, 08:09 AM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2017
Location: Colorado, USA
Posts: 167
Hmmm, I have not answer, but to say thats obviously not normal and taking it to the dealer is the right thing to do. I live in Colorado and have not had any issues with cold starting my DCT AT during the winter months...
AdvArt is online now  
post #7 of 21 (permalink) Old 07-06-2017, 10:07 AM Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2017
Location: Altoona,Pa.
Posts: 12
Rolling the back tire forward and backward doesn't do anything to unlock S3. I'm more concerned now about the lumpiness in the 2000-3000 rpm range.
Litespdaltoona is offline  
post #8 of 21 (permalink) Old 07-06-2017, 03:58 PM
pjm
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2017
Posts: 295
Sorry I may be being a bit dim here but if it is stuck in 3 how is the fever range an issue as it cannot be running. Unless you never switched it off. Is this post for real or just a wind up?
pjm is offline  
post #9 of 21 (permalink) Old 07-06-2017, 08:30 PM Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2017
Location: Altoona,Pa.
Posts: 12
The dual clutch transmission (DCT) has three sport settings...1, 2, 3. I can not move from S3 to S2 or S1. While holding the AM button in, you should be able to go into the manual mode and use the trigger shifters. I can't go there either. Dealer is calling engineers in CA waiting for a reply. Still working on cold start. Popping and stalling. Extremely rough runnning at 2,000 to 3,000 rpm. I only wish this post was not for real. Passed up a good used BMW GSA for the same money......
Litespdaltoona is offline  
post #10 of 21 (permalink) Old 07-06-2017, 08:52 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2016
Posts: 465
Sorry to hear.

Hate dealing with lemon issues. Went through it with my first car purchase back in my twenties. Hope everything works out for you.
Nemesis is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Honda CRF1000L Africa Twin Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
cold start problem doug Engine and Technical Discussion 9 03-30-2019 01:47 PM
2017 model year changes to Africa Twin JustPlainBill0 Honda CRF1000L Africa Twin General Discussion Forum 159 04-14-2017 08:04 PM
This sux about the 2017 Africa Twin! imxz28 Honda CRF1000L Africa Twin General Discussion Forum 3 03-05-2017 03:31 AM
Cold start doug Honda CRF1000L Africa Twin General Discussion Forum 3 10-05-2016 08:37 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome