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The "set" button on the left cluster doesn't return on my AT now. Went back to dealer who said mine was far from the first :( , apparently they don't like getting wet !
Another example of Honda using poor components. My spokes are starting to show corrosion, and haven't seen a salty road yet.
Lucky to have a very good dealer who is on the case.
 

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Both issues are well known and documented on here and other forums. Just have a search.
 

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I have both issues as well, that's why we have warranties isn't it?

Don't worry, they will both be sorted but it might take a while ha ha
 

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I've had my switch gear replaced (triumph are having the same problems) Honda told me at the nec show that are to possibly replace the spokes with stainless ones and a new relay solves the grip issue
 

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The spokes are being replaced for 2017 with double dipped ones not stainless steel. They are the same as the ones fitted to 2017 model.
The spokes will be sent to dealers who will outsource the re-building of the wheels to 3rd party specialists.
I'm on my second set of wheels, first set replaced by complete wheels under warranty. This set have 'gone' in 400 miles.
I'm now waiting for the new double dipped spokes to be sent to dealer for wheels to be rebuilt.
My original wheels will be rebuilt at central wheels UK so my bike is not off the road for any length of time.

Facebook group:- Honda Africa Twin Spokes Problems
 

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2nd set switch has been good for 6 months so far
Waiting for new kill/start switch to be fitted under warranty too
 

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Well I am now a stuck "set" button club member. Went out for a spin yesterday and it is mashed in and wont come back out. I guess a trip to the dealer is in order.
 

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Had mine changed 2 times now. There is a workaround... use a hair-dryer, but it will fail again... I have a small plastic bag with me all the time that I use when I park the bike and it's raining... Looks funny as ****, but atleast my set button works when I need it :D
 

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I officially reported (again) the spokes and SET button faults yesterday at my dealership and it almost cost me £300 .........


.......for the Arai TourX-4 Honda helmet that was on offer but i managed to resist
 

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Both left hand switch ( SET button) and right hand kill/start switch are now different part numbers as both original parts have been superseded, according to order for replacements on dealers system, today.
2017 (double dipped)spokes come in 4 part numbers for the pair of wheels with ETA for 3 part numbers of January/February 2017 and one part number as June 2017.
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Good to here the left hand switched are being taken care off.
The set button isn't that much of a bother to me, but the indicator switch not returning is quite irritating
 

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Spokes & 'SET' switch

At last my dealer got an answer from HONDA on the rusty spokes; they are to replaced by another ferrous spoke, better dipped this time. I will be acquiring ss at my own cost and having the wheels relaced.
During a nice dry day out yesterday my SET switch stuck in, it can be persuaded to come out but cannot be done on the move. I suggested WD 40 to dealer, he's happy I give it a go.

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Hi Mudslinger, care to enlighten me as to why not, what effect will WD 40 have ?
Do you have a solution, I'd like to hear please.
A round trip to the nearest HONDA dealer for me is 300+ miles so I am keen to minimise warranty 'runs'.
I like my AT very much, but these small niggles are beginning to take the shine off the pride of ownership.
This is my first HONDA and I am starting to re-evaluate my choice.

M
 

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WD-40 isn't a very good lubricant (some say it's not a lubricant at all). I've heard some people have reported that Honda is recommending using a light grease on the set switch. Mine is sticking as well, I plan to take it apart and clean it up, and then put a good light weight silicone grease on it.
 

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The WD40 or other lubricant is only a temporary solution.
The whole switch units are replaced by Honda under warranty but after ...?
I looked for the worry in the switch unit and here is what I found.


There is a small ball which gives the sensation of a small indexing under the thumb. Either the red spring is not strong enough, or the green spring is too strong, or the hollow for the ball is too deep. The result is the same: it blocks down!
I've removed the ball and its green spring and it works fine now!
 
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