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post #1 of 46 (permalink) Old 10-24-2017, 02:11 PM Thread Starter
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Creeping DCT

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When I close the throttle completely and let the bike slow down, my DCT Africa Twin creeps forward at speed around 7 mph on flat, even ground. Is that normal? See below:

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I think my previous NC750X DCT didn't behave like that. I would have expected the bike to slowly decelerate and finally stop. Would be grateful if you could check and let me know how your DCT Africas behave.
I must admit have some problems with jerkiness at slow speeds (riding around 15 mph) so this might be related. But had my bike at dealers twice and they said couldn't find anything wrong with it.
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Not normal, mine does not do that.
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Hard to see tach, but RPM looks sounds about right; mine idles around 1200 (six bars)

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post #4 of 46 (permalink) Old 10-25-2017, 06:27 AM
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Mine will coast to a stop and does not creep.
Does it do that on the first takeoff of the day? After mine sits and gets cold, the first takeoff takes a fraction of a second longer to engage. After that its locked right in with the throttle and seems perfect.

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Does it do that on the first takeoff of the day?
I don't know. Normally I start up the bike, get my helmet and gloves on so I'm letting the bike to warm up a little. The above clip was recorded on return from 2 hrs ride so definitely engine was warm.
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Has it always done that? Will it try to creep after you come to a complete stop? If the bike keeps moving when the throttle is off, there is a issue with that. The dealer needs to take care of it. Most seem to completely disengage the clutch when speed gets real slow from what I have experienced and read.

As far as my issue with that first start of the day. Always let mine idle in neutral for a minute or so, long enough to put on helmet, get on the bike and get situated. The delay is not much but noticeable on that first takeoff. Then its ready to go with a blip of the throttle after that. Bike only has 1800 miles and never ridden in under 60 degree weather also.

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Nope - no creeping here either.

[edit] - ignore me - tried it in a car park last night and indeed it just rolls at 7-8 mph.

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It seems like when slowly decelerating my AT/DCT will stay engaged in first until I touch the brake.
I think that is a feature rather than a fault. When I get the suspension put back together I'll give this behavior a close look.
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same with me, it coasts casually until I apply a brake. Fixture not fault
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It seems like when slowly decelerating my AT/DCT will stay engaged in first until I touch the brake.
I think that is a feature rather than a fault. When I get the suspension put back together I'll give this behavior a close look.

Seemed like a legit question, but now it makes sense.
You wouldn't want the bike to coast to a stop all the time, that would be annoying.

Definately try it from a stop and report back

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