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My DCT Goldwing pulls like a Tesla! (What's it like riding a DCT bike?)

Discussion in 'Garage' started by crosscountryla, Oct 29, 2020.

  1. ForestGiant

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    I have read from a couple of mountain riders that they prefer the paddle shifts on these switchbacks to keep rpms in the sweet zone.
     
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    just to clarify, i would consider a DCT honda goldwing not the 650 burgman,lol. i was on vacation at the time and the 650 was all that was available to me at the time so it was better than not riding at all. gotta admit i did feel like a big goof ball on it but the auto thing was an experience :ride:
     
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    Where the Goldwing DCT comes in handy is in long times in traffic and then nailing the throttle to merge onto the freeway to put distance between you and the oncoming vehicles behind you. Nail the throttle and you hit 80 mph really quick. Another thing that I like about the DCT is always being in the right gear to pass slower traffic no matter what speed you are ridding at.
     
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    No joke...hearing that thing shift just makes me sick to my stomach! Never Never Never will I have another automatic transmission.
    I'm all about the up and down shifting. double clutching, heal and toe, rev matching. OOOOOH!
     
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    I can see it being more desirable way way way n the future but I ain’t ready to retire my clutch hand & left foot yet. Luv smashing the gas & running thru gears involving all my appendages, someday but not any time soon. I get it though if were older or had health issues, it’s not what ya ride it’s that ur riding
     
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    Just like a muscle car a bike to me is my fun time. Autos I drive all day. My trucks and my jeep all auto. My bikes ? Never. My Challenger? No way ! 71FE8DE9-253E-401C-9FDB-91217FBF57C0.jpeg
     
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    Ray Barton!!! MMMM!
     
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    Builds a hell of a shifter !
     
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    Ghostrider25 Lone Rider of the Apocolypse

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    I went and had the seat on the Triumph done yesterday at Corbin. Man, what a neat experience that was. All I can say is that these folks really take care of you. You ride in and they just take care of you. Super nice folks, excellent, excellent work, excellent, excellent saddle. To get started on the break-in I took the long way home and logged a couple hundred miles. Made a nice twisty run from Hollister to the PCH, played in the forest, stopped at Alice's - the works! It was like riding a whole new bike. And that whole time, especially through the twisties - I was enjoying working the bike, attacking the road, getting that connection - you can't do that with f*cking twist and go. I enjoy having that full experience. I will never give that up if I don't have to.
     
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    WE'RE waiting for clarification on the HAND ABUSE:cool018::popcorn:
     
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    I have seen races between dtc and clutch. The dtc pulls ahead a half a length at every shift. No brainer for me.
     
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    Ghostrider25 Lone Rider of the Apocolypse

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    That's great - if you are racing. I am not. It's all about the kind of motorcycling experience you want to have. DCT sounds like it will work for you. I want to ride my bike, not have my bike ride me. That said, if I ever got to the point where my clutch hand was gone I would certainly convert to the DCT.
     
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    I’m thinking a V8 trike ......
     
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    I was in the Camp that I would never want a Automatic Motorcycle. Then I test drove a GW DCT! I'm Sold, thats my next bike when the Vision gives up.
    Don't knock it unless you tried it!!!
     
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    I can see why. I work with my hands and ache sometimes. I even have to use my cruise control frequently. I do agree it takes some cycle experience out just like a.b.s, traction control, windshields, and even full face helmets, etc.to some people. I know if I did have it my passenger would probably like it better and not hit my helmet with hers on occasion. Lol
     
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