Need Help DCT Transmission Question

WestcoastKid

New Member
Joined
Jan 21, 2019
Messages
9
Reaction score
1
Points
3
Location
Santa Barbara, CA
Hoping someone with an older DCT model can respond to this.....

I have a 2013 DCT, which I've owned for over a year. Since day one I've always kept the bike in "S" mode which seems to keep the proper gear and provide more power when needed. Today I decide to play with the "D" mode and see how it's working. In "D" mode it seems that the bike is always under-powered from being in the wrong gear. For example cruising at 40mph the transmission wants to stay is the 6th gear, which is crazy! At 40mph the bike should be in 4th or possibly 5th gear if on a hill climb. Anyway I'm very curious to know if my DCT ( in the "D" mode) has a problem or if what I've described is normal behavior.

Thanks to anyone who has some insight on this!
 

HarveyM

Member
Joined
Apr 28, 2016
Messages
497
Reaction score
14
Points
18
Location
Ottawa, Ontario
According to the manual Honda recommends up shift points at 12, 19, 25, 31 & 37mph for the DCT in manual mode. So your's is working as Mother Honda intended.
 

WestcoastKid

New Member
Joined
Jan 21, 2019
Messages
9
Reaction score
1
Points
3
Location
Santa Barbara, CA
Thanks guys, really helpful feedback! Good to know my DCT is working properly. I'm happy riding in "S" mode and reserving "D" for the freeway.
 
Top