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    Quote Originally Posted by LBL View Post
    please tell me thats a joke................
    Thats so funny if its not a joke, he must be a consultant or a statistician......
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    Quote Originally Posted by grez View Post
    Just come back from a 3,500 mile jaunt in Europe on my new AT.

    Issues so far:

    Footpegs are crap.
    Screen directs wind blast directly onto my helmet at ear level.
    Accelerating in 5th or 6th from around 2,900 revs shakes the bike to pieces until 3,500 revs reached.
    Checking oil is a pain although no oil used so not really an issue.

    Anybody else's bike shake in 5th or 6th ?
    My DCT doesn't, it will pull 6th from 36mph............but my DCT is a









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    As the great philosopher Keating once wrote " Life is a rollercoaster, you just gotta ride it!" ------Amen

    My current stable of "adventure bikes"
    2009 Guzzi V1200 Sport 8v Triple Black..my weekend sex kitten
    2014 VFR1200X Crosstourer Highlander DCT Camo.. my big trip missile

    My BMW history, all gone but not forgotten. K1 , R1100GS, R1150GS, G650 XChallenge, R1200GS TB

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    Quote Originally Posted by Radarman View Post
    Mine's ok in 5th and 6th (DCT) however is jerky/lumpy in 1st or 2nd when riding below 20mph to such point that U-turn or parking manoeuvres look like ridden by newbie with L-plate

    Throttle freplay is OK but idle engine speed seems to be around 1400 so that might be a problem. But apparently there's no way to adjust the idle...

    I disconnected battery overnight and after connecting it run on idle until fans kicked in (that's apparently ECU reset procedure) and did DCT clutch reset procedure but to no avail.

    I already mentioned this problem to my dealer during 600 mile service but they said couldn't notice such thing.

    What's your idle speed? Does it run high when started cold at the beginning and then settle at idle?
    Hi, assuming this is a serious post -

    All Fi engines will run higher revs when cold (fast idle) then settle, clearly this would be hi-lighted on an automatic gearbox and show as jerky surging , try low speed manoeuvres in golf gti DCT when its cold ! I now sit still the revs drop before moving off (saves taking a wall out)

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    No joke here as bike behaves like this doesn't matter how cold or warm engine is.

    When started cold it has 1800 rpms and then drops to 1400 (workshop manual says idle should be 1200 +/- 100). Today I noticed it creeps with the throttle fully rolled off and you can ride with closed throttle at speed around 5 mph.

    Anyway booked for check.

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