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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 06-17-2017, 10:11 PM Thread Starter
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Just got my 2015 DCT yesterday and so far love the bike. Noticed however that the gear changes are rather "clangy".The dealer told me some of the noise would go away as the bike wears in. Does this sound right?
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the first miles you drive the dct, you tend to let up on the fuel when you sense it should shift. i think that is the most likely contributor to the unusual sound. other than that, a loose drive chain is the next most likely. try putting it in manual change mode and shifting up without letting up on the fuel and see if you can isolate what is causing the most noise.

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Make sure the chain is adjusted properly. Too tight or too loose will cause the DCT to shift harder and louder. Proper aligement will also have some effect. It will shift easier as time goes by. You should also notice a difference after the 600 mile oil change.
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Make sure the chain is adjusted properly. Too tight or too loose will cause the DCT to shift harder and louder. Proper aligement will also have some effect. It will shift easier as time goes by. You should also notice a difference after the 600 mile oil change.
This! 2600 miles on my bike, and like jfc said, there was a big difference after the 600 mile oil change. These days the only only times I notice any real clunk while shifting is under hard deceleration.

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I'm homing in on 2000 miles. I didn't really notice it until I read this, but the shifts do seem quieter and smoother from when I first got the bike.

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The only time I get any noise is when I 1st put it in gear after I have rolled it from the garage, the normal clunk after that shifts very quiet. I have over 15000 miles on the bike and have not had any problems with the bike, this is one of the best bikes that I have owned and seems to be getting better with more miles on it (2015 ctx dct )
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I have 400 miles on my 2015, and in the lower gears I can hear the "clang or clunk" of it upshifting/downshifting (and it's a very smooth shift whether going up or down) - sort of reminds me of the louder clutch mechanisms on some bikes. I like the sound - you're always aware that you're not riding a CVT or an automobile style tranny.
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