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DCT bikes loosing power when stopped and idling

just read of this, and member 'GLRT' buys crashed insurance bikes.


he states this is a very serious problem....


anyone else noticed this?


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by GLRT Wed May 01, 2019 12:03 pm You have a point there as I watch the insurance actions and purchase mildly crashed bikes. I am seeing an over abundance of brand new DCT models in the crash dept and was wondering what is so unique about this model in regards to crashes over prior models.

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I'm thinking a problem with the programing. It doesn't happen with the manual transmission model from what I've read.
I wonder if there's a data recorder in the ECM, that would store the moment the bike stalled, didn't restart and was impacted?


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Sure sounds like low voltage to me. I wonder if the starter/generator puts out enough charge when at a stop. Maybe the manual trans models idle a little higher.
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They need to swap the ECM and put a new one in and see if it does the same thing. If the flashing lights and unexpected stop do not occur again then the fault is in the program and there may be some 2018 with a bad program.
I may have found something, there are two what they call SMART units my guess a fancy ECM one has part number 35500-MKC-A01 and there is one with number 35500-MKC-A02 now is this second one a revision? They have crossed out the A01:
https://www.hondapartsnation.com/oem...a01/smart-unit


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No offense John, but this sounds like B.S..

There has been no mention of this on the other forums I frequent.

Before the 2018s were released for sale I made a JOKE about the older bikes being faster because the 2018s have a speed limiter. The very next post claimed the 2018s had a handling problem above 118 mph. This went on for 75+ posts. All because I made a joke!

Some people can't wait to bash a new product. And remember, people rarely post to say my bike is running perfect. It's always about a problem, real or perceived.


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Joe,


that is why I posted this up, and asked IF it is a real problem.


everyone on Facebook that owns a DCT has nothing but praise for it, except a very few that can't adjust to the physics of their frame size versus the bike size.


I have never heard of that GLRT fellow, do not know him, nor if he is speaking sideways ?? he might be as straight as an arrow, but I don't know him.
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There could be another odd issue with the key fob battery and if it is going low, does it make the SMART unit do strange things? Remember this isn't a 'Normal' Goldwing like we're familiar with. The key fob has an on/off switch and if you leave it on the battery goes low as it constantly communicates with the SMART unit. There's an indicator on the dash that warns you of low battery.


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There could be another odd issue with the key fob battery and if it is going low, does it make the SMART unit do strange things? Remember this isn't a 'Normal' Goldwing like we're familiar with. The key fob has an on/off switch and if you leave it on the battery goes low as it constantly communicates with the SMART unit. There's an indicator on the dash that warns you of low battery.
If I remember correctly from the manual, the fob is only needed to turn the bike on initially and then to open the bags. As long as the ignition is on, the bike doesnt need the fob to run. A low fob battery would only result in issues with opening the bags or starting the bike from off.
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Three of my riding buddies have 2018's and no one is reporting any issues at all... Nothing but praise for the DCT coming from them FWIW...
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Maybe we can call this an isolated problem and/or the bike doesn't like the owner.


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