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11-13-2019 02:54 AM
Djairouks To the people pretending this gearbox is fine and smooth, I might advise you to try a Triumph Tiger 800, since my switch to the Brits, I did 3000Km and that is a freaking smooth and flawless gearbox, it's really in another league there's even no need of the slipper clutch to do clutchless downshifts, I've never ever experienced such an enjoyable gearbox before.

The AT is a fine bike with lots of qualities, but the gearbox is not on par with what some other manufacturers do.
11-11-2019 04:58 PM
patthebreaker hi doc
I drive a 09 bmw gs 1200 adv but was thinking of adding an at to my stable.did you get your problem solved.
my experience with honda was I bought a new 400 quad with ect same as dct ,it lasted 12 months false neutrals,crashing through gears only saving grace was it had 4 wheels when this was question is can you get one with manual transmission by that I mean the gear lever on the side of the box is linked straight to the gears and not through an electric gear shift motor
best regards
01-29-2018 03:58 AM
Originally Posted by Kaan Acurol View Post
I guess have same problem. My second gear is shifting very loudly and between 4th and 5th gear have neutral is this relevant with oil type? I don't think so. It mustn't be sensitive bike as called an adventure bike...
Its just got a long throw to change gears, you either need larger feet, bigger boots, lift your feet off the pegs when changing (this depends on if you are sitting or standing or part way through falling off) or get yourself one of the shifter pedals where you can adjust the position of the knobby bit you push with yout boot. If you make that closer to the foot peg the throw will be less and you wont stuff up the changes. I consider my feet normal at size 14 but depending on if I have offroad or road boots on depends on what part of the foot is on the foot peg and that determins how you change gear. 1st to 2nd is slightly clunky going up in gears but its still as smooth as silk compaered to a lot of bikes I ride.
01-28-2018 08:42 PM
Desert rider Adjust the shifting level & problem will be solved 👀👀
01-20-2018 06:19 AM Check the linkage pivot into the frame! Mine was seized solid at 3500miles, cleaning and re greasing transformed the gear change from crap, so smooth as butter, hope it helps someone
10-08-2017 11:04 PM
Pinnick85 Picked up a 2017 Manual with 0001 mile on it. Proper break-in. 1,030 miles so far.

Zero missed shifts. Zero false neutrals. Zero popping out of gear.

Good grief I am glad I went ahead with the purchase, even after reading this thread...

Truly sorry for all that have had/having issues. I swapped over from a KLR, no complaints.
10-06-2017 01:48 PM
Doc Holliday Iím with JohnShroe, there is something wrong with this AT. Itís no longer a pleasure to ride as Iím constantly thinking about 4th to 5th changes. So I reported to Honda UK in July. I went touring France and had numerous shift issues, Honda UK promised to call me when I returned from the trip.......they didnít, probably hoping I was just going to go away.
I finally called them to ask for a delivery address so I could return the bike as it wasnít fit for purpose!! Obviously they didnít agree. Honda UK told me they would work with me and the dealer to try to resolve the issue. Iím more than happy for any dealer to have the bike for as long as needed to fully experience the issue. Honda UK said they would contact the dealer and make arrangements, that was 10 days ago.
Today I received this

ďI am sorry to learn of your concerns regarding the Gearbox, as a manufacturer it is disappointing to learn that you have been inconvenienced by this as customer satisfaction is a priority for us and we would like all of our customers to have the best experience possible.

As a manufacturer we provide a 2 year/unlimited mileage warranty (whichever comes first) to provide added reassurance to our customers, if in the unlikely event some components need to be repaired, All of our dealers have access to our technical support team should they require any further assistance.

As your motorcycle is within its manufacturerís Warranty period if the dealer believe there to be a defect with your Gearbox they can submit a warranty claim. With warranty claims it is down to the warranty department to make the decision based on the information provided by the dealership, once the decision has been made Honda (UK) are unable to amend this on their behalf, we have no influence on the outcome.

If the issue is not considered to be a manufacturing defect then we would support their decision and Honda (UK) would be unable to offer any further assistance. However, as the dealer do not believe there to be a fault with the side stand a warranty claim would not be required.

As the Dealer cannot confirm any defect or issue with it at this stage we are unable to comment any further.

We rely on our dealers to provide us with the relevant information, without this we are unable to advise on the next steps going forward. Based on the information provided by the Dealership we would support this decision, if however you remain dissatisfied with the outcome provided may I suggest seeking a second opinion?

I can confirm that as we have made a case on this should you have any issues with this component outside of your Warranty period, this will be taken into consideration..Ē

Hereís a top tip Honda UK - Donít cut and paste answers to customers. Para 4 says they donít believe there is anything wrong with my side stand?

Thatís good - I donít believe there is anything wrong with my side stand either, my gear box however thatís a different matter and the reason I contacted you

Upshot here - For Sale one 2016 Honda AT 7450 mile possibly dodgy gearbox but unable to say as Honda UK warranty not worth the paper itís written on

Shove it Honda if you were on fire iíd Piss somewhere else
09-25-2017 01:31 PM
Doc Holliday I posted on this issue in June, had my AT since March must have had 20-30 false neutrals/missed gears even drops out of gear 2-3 seconds after seemingly changing up. Only happens into 5th and 6th. Local dealer said my chain was too tight -WHAT?
Then said they were worried about working on it and Honda not honouring the warranty and I'd be stuck with the bill - f*****G cop out if you ask me. Reported it to Honda direct, thought I'd sorted it after reading other posts on this forum, moved my gear selector round one tooth, was sort of ish but not completely. Honda promised to ring me back in 6 weeks to see if the problem was solved, still waiting for that!Just ridden the 10 miles home from work, bike warm etc etc like a good boy before setting off, 3 missed gears in 10 miles, one change again going into 5th felt like every sprocket in the gear box was just rattling around not connected to anything in particular.
So on the phone to Honda, told them it was dangerous, not a pleasure to ride, I'm never sure it is going to go into gear or stay in gear, the thing is going to seize one day and I'll have just a gear box full of bits. Anyway told them I want it fixing or I want a refund as its not fit for purpose and boarding on dangerous. I'm getting towards 100 missed gear changes, false neutral and general gear box issues now, not bad since March, and before I get bombarded with bollocks comments, I've been riding 35 years ride a bonneville for last 4 years never had a single missed gear/bad change. Apologies over for ranting but as you can guess I waited a long time for the new AT spent my hard earned cash on it and wish now I'd bought anything but. Pissed off you guesssed it!
07-13-2017 01:38 AM
knoxswift My experience
AT new was smooth shifting. I live in High Desert after 500miles of 100-114 Degree riding the shifts got clunky. Had a 500 Mile oil change to Mineral Oil again...Smooth as silk again.
Because I live in the desert I plan at 1500 miles (Probably this Saturday) going to switch over to 10-40 synthetic for the higher temperatures I ride in.

I've had no false neutrals and the clunky shifting never came back after oil change.
07-12-2017 11:36 AM
KerryO61 Hi All,
I'm still in the break-in period on my MT/AT, but I've never in my life have had a bike/motorcycle that I had to mash into each gear. I've been getting a lot of false neutrals, shifting from 5th to 6th gear, I've adjusted the clutch level take-up and still the same issue, I've tried higher rpm shifts which have helped some but still the gear engagement is rough/mashing into each gear, has anyone else had this problem?
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