OK so this might be a problem, BUT other than for the OP I don't think the rest of us should be panicking. I very much doubt if this is a widespread problem as there are now a fair number of DCT bikes out there and I have not heard of this before.
Absolutely, and I know it looks as though the switch is at fault however I think we need to see the root cause, it could for example be due to an issue with the service procedure or incorrect reassembly etc etc.Well it would be remiss of me to have experienced this and not shared with others
Trust me, this thing went wrong. Very wrong. I can't confirm that what I experienced was as a direct result of the sticking left switchgear due to water ingress, but there a a number of reports of the switchgear issue
Don't you have a government agency you can report the incident to? In the US we have the NHTSA, which decides what measures to take, recalls etc.Honda UK don't seem to want to take me seriously, so until they do I'll carry on being interviewed by MCN and will spread my experience far and wide
I'm happy the OP is fine and sorry to hear that the DCT isn't working out like it says on the box... But it's a far cry from a consistent problem which is being reported by everyone. And I'm not sure if this single post is enough to put doubt on my mind as it has on you it seems.That's a terrifying situation you found yourself in and one that gives me the fear.... Glad you got away with it.
I'll admit I have an over active imagination and I don't wish to scaremonger, but if that had happened in some other situation, at speed or mid bend... it could have been potentially life changinglly bad.
How about off road, with a drop..... etc, etc. I'm getting slightly carried away but I'm seriously questioning the faith I had in the new tech and wondering if I could relax knowing about this situation.
We know there are always mechanical failure risks on a bike but not having the ability to physically disengage the motor is a bit of a worry.
I guess well have to see if anything else gets reported and look at the odds but I am now having doubts about my choice of DCT over Manual.
This is mentioned in the owners manual, page 134. See attachment.It seems to have gone into some sort of failsafe mode and just had a flashing "-" where it would normally show, "N"