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post #1 of 25 (permalink) Old 08-06-2019, 12:42 PM Thread Starter
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Dct question

I am just about to purchase a dct model can I ask has anybody purchased one and really wished they had gone the manual way��

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I am just about to purchase a dct model can I ask has anybody purchased one and really wished they had gone the manual way��
Quite the opposite. I originally purchased a 2016 DCT version and had the chance for a "do over" and choose a manual if I wanted when I decided to trade it on a 2019 Adventure Sports model. But I was happy with the DCT model and stuck with that over the manual.

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I've never read a post where any DCT owner expressed remorse over their choice.

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I have a dct . I really like it. Now imstead of feathering the clutch i learnt to use the rear brake. The only thing i am missing is the capability of cutting the power off the rear wheel. I love the quick shift of manual...even at mid corner it is not a problem,,,,
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Personal choice. Just do some research on each , and their problems, then make your decision. My decision was less computer stuff, less to go wrong. So you know which one I picked ;-)

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I have to agree with MrRobb that it is a PERSONAL CHOICE. My DCT has been in the shop about a month and a half, with a bill now approaching $2000 dollars. So, MrRobb is correct in saying that it does cost more to drive the DCT. The shop has ordered a new brain for my DCT with a retail cost of about $1200, with no return as it is an electric item. So, I have gambled that this will work, but I still do not have a bike. You can get a lot of helpful advise on this form.

However, I have been riding since 1958 and have owned a bike everyday since 1958... Call me not so bright, but I really do like the DCT so much better than the manual. At my age dropping a bike in the dirt can be a all night adventure. The DCT does do such a great job at keeping me in the proper gear at all times.... I am an adventure rider, and a few of the places I go do not have paved roads.......

Either Africa Twin you decide on will be a great riding bike. However, get the bike that does fit you. I have a short inseam. So there is no way I can ride the Sport version. Other than that, you can not go wrong with either standard or DCT ...
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As said DCT discussions are personally subjective. A DCT owner here and I love it for the 98% of use I put it too. For tight full lock on gnarly or difficult terrain where you might want to foot dab or balance with a leg out its tricky . Ie if your not possessing stunt rider skills using the rear footbrake to moderate slow speed/clutches can be (v)tricky in that scenario. its all fixable but shame Honda didn't offer a Lh bar rear brake kit accessory to do it (unlike the relatively useless -again subjective DCT foot gearshift accessory) .
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As said DCT discussions are personally subjective. A DCT owner here and I love it for the 98% of use I put it too. For tight full lock on gnarly or difficult terrain where you might want to foot dab or balance with a leg out its tricky . Ie if your not possessing stunt rider skills using the rear footbrake to moderate slow speed/clutches can be (v)tricky in that scenario. its all fixable but shame Honda didn't offer a Lh bar rear brake kit accessory to do it (unlike the relatively useless -again subjective DCT foot gearshift accessory) .
Could probably fit a mastercylinder and lever on the left hand bar for that sort of control. Somebody a bit smarter than me would be able to work out the correct bore size required to get the right ratio for good feel at the lever.
The back brake is just as wooden on a manual when using the foot pedal.
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I've had manual bikes since i started riding in 1980.

If the DCT variant of the Africa Twin did not exist then its highly unlikely i would have bought a Honda.

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As a rider in my 50s I appreciate my dct as there is two less things to focus on. I do miss the clutch at times, but definitely won't go back. Can now enjoy other things like figuring out how to answer calls while riding. LOL

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