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On a week long trip in Western NC. I have experienced a intermittent problem with coming to a stop at a red light and then I start to take off the gear indicators and tour mode are flashing. Bike is no longer on gear. Finally turned bike off and then turned back on and restarted and it was ok. Then it happened again, but when I turned the ignition back on it was stuck in first gear. Had to rock the bike to get it to neutral and then started. This bike did this once when I first got it and I did the clutch initialization procedure. I thought that solved the problem, but I guess not. Bike has always been running for 1-2 hours when this has happened, but I have had it happen three times now and only when I have come to a stop and started to go again.

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Have you recently hit any road debris? There are 2 DCT oil pressure sensors on front of engine behind lower cow. A damaged sensor/wiring will give u that symptom.
 

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Your Honda Goldwing comes with a 3 year unlimited mileage warranty. Let your Honda dealer figure it out.

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Also see page 191 in the manual.

"If the “-” is Blinking in the Gear Position Indicator While Riding (GL1800BD/D/DA)"

If the “-” is blinking in the gear position indicator while riding, you may have a
serious problem with the Dual Clutch Transmission system.

Park your motorcycle in a safe place and have your motorcycle inspected by dealer
immediately.It may be possible to ride your motorcycle by following the steps below.
1. Turn the ignition switch to OFF.
2. Turn the ignition switch to ON and start the engine.

If you cannot start the engine:
Turn the ignition switch to OFF and move the motorcycle back and forth slightly (to disengage the gears).
Turn the ignition switch to ON again and start the engine.

If you still cannot start the engine:
Start the engine while applying the brake lever or pressing the brake pedal.

If you can shift from N to D range:
When a gear position is shown in the gear position indicator, you can ride in that gear.
Take your motorcycle to your dealer riding at a safe speed.

If you can't shift from N to D range and the “-” is blinking:
Possible damage to the DCT is preventing you from riding.
Have your motorcycle inspected by your dealer immediately.
 

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Have you recently hit any road debris? There are 2 DCT oil pressure sensors on front of engine behind lower cow. A damaged sensor/wiring will give u that symptom.
Those two sensors on the front of the engine behind the lower cowl are not the DCT oil pressure sensors. The sensor on the left is the TR sensor. The sensor on the right is the Shift Spindle Angle sensor.

The #1 and #2 DCT clutch engine oil pressure sensors are located on the DCT clutch cover at the rear of the engine. Located below the #2 DCT clutch engine oil pressure sensor is the clutch line engine oil pressure sensor which is protected by a metal plate.

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Also see page 191 in the manual.

"If the “-” is Blinking in the Gear Position Indicator While Riding (GL1800BD/D/DA)"

If the “-” is blinking in the gear position indicator while riding, you may have a
serious problem with the Dual Clutch Transmission system.

Park your motorcycle in a safe place and have your motorcycle inspected by dealer
immediately.It may be possible to ride your motorcycle by following the steps below.
1. Turn the ignition switch to OFF.
2. Turn the ignition switch to ON and start the engine.

If you cannot start the engine:
Turn the ignition switch to OFF and move the motorcycle back and forth slightly (to disengage the gears).
Turn the ignition switch to ON again and start the engine.

If you still cannot start the engine:
Start the engine while applying the brake lever or pressing the brake pedal.

If you can shift from N to D range:
When a gear position is shown in the gear position indicator, you can ride in that gear.
Take your motorcycle to your dealer riding at a safe speed.

If you can't shift from N to D range and the “-” is blinking:
Possible damage to the DCT is preventing you from riding.
Have your motorcycle inspected by your dealer immediately.
Yes I have read all this in the manual. The problem has never occurred while riding down the road. It has only happened when I have come to a stop. At the red light it was showing it was in 1 TOUR. Then the minute I applied throttle it started flashing **** and acted like it was in neutral. I’ll keep an eye on it and if it continues I’ll be making a trip to the dealer. I just hope it makes it through this week until I get back home. I did do the clutch initialization procedure again this afternoon just in case that has anything to do with the problem.
 

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. @Dagwood Follow the steps in this video for DCT clutch initialization . Video is by Fred Harmon.


 

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So before dismantling the bike take a look at the charging system and battery. Had almost the same problem with my crf1000. The battery was bad.
 

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I had a similar situation at about 2000 miles. When my 2018 DTC bike would heat up from riding, it would not shift out of 1st gear and I'd get the "****" on the dash. I'll write a longer post in the future but for now, long story short, after numerous trips to the dealer and intervention with dealer reps, tech line, model specialists, etc., they discovered that I had some damaged O-rings in the transmission. When the oil would get hot, it would thin out and seep past the O-rings thereby not allowing the transmission to build the pressure necessary to shift gears. They replaced the O-rings and problem finally solved.
 

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I had a similar situation at about 2000 miles. When my 2018 DTC bike would heat up from riding, it would not shift out of 1st gear and I'd get the "****" on the dash. I'll write a longer post in the future but for now, long story short, after numerous trips to the dealer and intervention with dealer reps, tech line, model specialists, etc., they discovered that I had some damaged O-rings in the transmission. When the oil would get hot, it would thin out and seep past the O-rings thereby not allowing the transmission to build the pressure necessary to shift gears. They replaced the O-rings and problem finally solved.
That definitely sounds similar to my problem. Only difference is mine shifts normal. It is only after bike is good and hot and then when I come to a stop and it has shifted to 1st. Then when I give it throttle to start off it starts flashing and acts like it is in neutral. I bought this bike used with 1800 miles on it, so not sure if previous owner had this problem or not. I stopped by Schroaders in Hendersonville, NC while on this trip and they weren’t familiar with this problem. Had them change the oil (due for 4,000 mile change anyway) and it hasn’t happened since. Headed home tomorrow, so we will see how it does after a longer ride and the bike is good and hot. I’ll report back more later.
 

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Your Honda Goldwing comes with a 3 year unlimited mileage warranty. Let your Honda dealer figure it out.

Beagle

It may but some Honda dealers will refuse to work on converted trikes. This is their option. I think it is BS personally
 

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Your Honda Goldwing comes with a 3 year unlimited mileage warranty. Let your Honda dealer figure it out.

Beagle
and there you have it ; problem solved and it was so easy. Very informative , good info and many thanks for your research.:serious:
 

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Well, thought I would report back on this situation since I had the oil changed. The problem seems to have been resolved at this point. Not sure why this made a difference. As I have stated previously I purchased this bike used so I’m not sure what oil the previous owner had in it. That or maybe there was some kind of contaminate floating around in the oil. I ran the bike pretty hard back home, coming across Cherohala Skyway in “Sport Mode” is really awesome even on a trike. I may not be able to take the curves as fast as I could on 2 wheels but the acceleration and deceleration of this bike in Sport Mode is awesome. I really debated about going to a trike for a long time. After selling my ‘08 a couple of years ago I just missed riding so much I had to give it a try. As we get older some things have to change, but with the options of the 2018 DCT and the different riding modes I feel like a little kid with a new toy. Anyway with the oil change it seems to have resolved my issue with the gear indicators flashing and having to restart the bike to get it to go in gear. If this problem rears it’s ugly head again I’ll be sure to report back, but it looks like the problem is resolved.
 

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On a week long trip in Western NC. I have experienced a intermittent problem with coming to a stop at a red light and then I start to take off the gear indicators and tour mode are flashing. Bike is no longer on gear. Finally turned bike off and then turned back on and restarted and it was ok. Then it happened again, but when I turned the ignition back on it was stuck in first gear. Had to rock the bike to get it to neutral and then started. This bike did this once when I first got it and I did the clutch initialization procedure. I thought that solved the problem, but I guess not. Bike has always been running for 1-2 hours when this has happened, but I have had it happen three times now and only when I have come to a stop and started to go again.

Any thoughts?
Mine is in shop for same problem. Took delivery 4 weeks ago and did it from day one when sitting at traffic light for more than 1 1/2 minutes. Not 100% confirmed, but Honda believes it is an oil pressure relief valve not functioning within spec. Should know more next week. AM NOT HAPPY. Am concerned that this may be a major tear down to replace.
 

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On a week long trip in Western NC. I have experienced a intermittent problem with coming to a stop at a red light and then I start to take off the gear indicators and tour mode are flashing. Bike is no longer on gear. Finally turned bike off and then turned back on and restarted and it was ok. Then it happened again, but when I turned the ignition back on it was stuck in first gear. Had to rock the bike to get it to neutral and then started. This bike did this once when I first got it and I did the clutch initialization procedure. I thought that solved the problem, but I guess not. Bike has always been running for 1-2 hours when this has happened, but I have had it happen three times now and only when I have come to a stop and started to go again.

Any thoughts?
Well, thought I would report back on this situation since I had the oil changed. The problem seems to have been resolved at this point. Not sure why this made a difference. As I have stated previously I purchased this bike used so I’m not sure what oil the previous owner had in it. That or maybe there was some kind of contaminate floating around in the oil. I ran the bike pretty hard back home, coming across Cherohala Skyway in “Sport Mode” is really awesome even on a trike. I may not be able to take the curves as fast as I could on 2 wheels but the acceleration and deceleration of this bike in Sport Mode is awesome. I really debated about going to a trike for a long time. After selling my ‘08 a couple of years ago I just missed riding so much I had to give it a try. As we get older some things have to change, but with the options of the 2018 DCT and the different riding modes I feel like a little kid with a new toy. Anyway with the oil change it seems to have resolved my issue with the gear indicators flashing and having to restart the bike to get it to go in gear. If this problem rears it’s ugly head again I’ll be sure to report back, but it looks like the problem is resolved.
Has the oil change resolved the problem, or has it returned?
 

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Bike had 4,000 miles on it when I had the problem. 1-1/2 years later with over 13,000 miles on the bike and have never had the problem again.
 
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