11Kmiles over 1 year on CRF1000L, Manual then DCT. My experiences.

Discussion in 'Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan' started by Mr. Fisherman, Aug 28, 2017.

  1. Ham

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    Mr. Fisherman PROUD 2B Riff Raff!

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    So on a trip to the coast last week I had a stall at a traffic light.
    Like others have reported, it happened as a light turned green and I was starting away. Not good.
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    I was the main poster of this issue. Happened to me at about 6500 km and after the dealer reset my ECU it didn't happen again for another 12000 km. Then it happened several times in a week or so. The dealer did another reset and no issues for about 3500 km, then it recurred. After that the dealer took the bike for a week and gave it a thorough going over, even making sure the valves clearances were properly set. The only problem other than 3 valves needed to adjustment was that he found one spark plug cable was broken. He replaced that and my fingers are crossed that the issue is resolved. I've done about 1000 km since with no problems.
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    Mr. Fisherman PROUD 2B Riff Raff!

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    How many miles were you between oil changes at the time?
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    My oil change intervals were: 1,000 km/12,000/20,000. Don't think they had anything to do with the stalling.
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    I had my first stall on my new bike this morning. As with my previous bike, the stall happened soon after starting. Basically a minute or so after starting it.
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    how is the dct on a loose rocky down hill compared to a tiger 800?
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    Mr. Fisherman PROUD 2B Riff Raff!

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    I haven't ridden a Tiger, but I hear they are a little taller geared.
    To me the DCT is confidence inspiring not only due to the different modes enhanced by G Mode, but by the fact I can lock up the rear (with rear ABS OFF) with no fear of stalling.
    Downshifting in manual can drag anchor as will hard rear braking with ABS Off and a quick blip of throttle re-establishes steerage.
    Don't get me wrong, there is a learning curve... but I am pretty happy.
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    Mr. Fisherman PROUD 2B Riff Raff!

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    Are those Kilometers? My first stall was at about 6100 miles.

    My stall happened after over an hour of spirited riding, coming to a stop at a light in town and leaving when it turned green.
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    Kilometers. My stalls also always happened when the bike was fully warmed up. Hasn't happened since they did the last reset and replaced the faulty spark plug cable. Hoping the issue is solved.
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    Mr. Fisherman PROUD 2B Riff Raff!

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    I haven't ridden it. But if you can do it on the 800 you can do it on the CRF1000LD.
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    With the cooler temperatures I have noticed my battery is struggling to turn the bike over in the morning.
    I have heard of other similar reports.
    Put it in the garage on the tender.
    The battery access on this bike leaves a lot to be desired.
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  14. bmon

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    Add an SAE feed to your battery, leave behind the hassle of getting to the battery. Also handy for stuff like air pumps.
    [​IMG]
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    Yup, that's the first thing I put on any bike. These days I'm more apt to use a coax with an SAE adapter so I can power my heated gear as well with it.
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    Mr. Fisherman PROUD 2B Riff Raff!

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    Yep, Mine has the SAE, a coax and a USB... and a cigarette lighter socket.
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    Didn't know that one existed, who sells it? Was thinking about getting one that has a lead built in for my lithium jump starter.
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    Mr. Fisherman PROUD 2B Riff Raff!

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    So I contacted Outex in Japan about my failed rear tire kit.
    They offered me a repair kit for half price plus shipping.
    It arrived in just a couple of days.
    Amazing times we live in.
    I was a little surprised, due to stories from others... but you never know until you ask.

    I sure hope it holds this time.
    I don't have much skin on this tire and should install it in a week or several.... :1drink
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    Just an update since I posted this here. Experienced another stall yesterday. Bike was warmed up and I was pulling away from my place. Rang the dealer and told them I want a permanent fix. He said Honda doesn't know what's wrong with my bike and told me he'd call me by the end of the month.

    Let's see what happens. :lurk
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