Jump to content


  • Content Count

  • Joined

  • Last visited

  • Days Won


rtho782 last won the day on July 31 2020

rtho782 had the most liked content!

Community Reputation

23 Excellent

About rtho782

  • Rank

Profile Information

  • Location
    Ipswich UK
  • In My Garage:

Recent Profile Visitors

254 profile views
  1. Thanks, I spoke to these guys who said they can't help, but they suggested I contact some people in the Netherlands who they think might be able to. I have done that, waiting on responses. Also trying to push the selling dealership and the credit card company on it.
  2. Hm, I have a diagnosis from the dealer which has convinced me moreso that it is indeed the ECU. Still annoying, obviously. I'm in liaison with the original purchasing dealer about it, as I don't think it's reasonable to expect a 2nd hand bike of this age and price to die so thoroughly so quickly, and as the ECU isn't a maintenance item and is designed to last.... many years, it has to be due to some sort of manufacturing defect. I'll let you know how it goes!! Good idea, but the 2nd UK based one doesn't do motorbike ECUs and the other is in Austral
  3. Just spoke to Honda UK who are completely uninterested and unhelpful, and seem to think that the dealerships are nothing to do with them and not their problem as "they are independant!!"
  4. The issue with a 2nd hand one is that it seems quite hard to find one from a >2012 DCT bike, and because it encompasses the immobilizer I'm not sure how complex it is to just swap. But yeah, right now I can either scrap the bikes or pay £2300 and maybe still scrap the bike. I would be better off if it had been stolen.
  5. The annoying thing, now that I think about it, is that they wouldn't commit to a new ECU definitely fixing the issue, so potentially I pay £2300 and am no further forward. Which also means I'm not quite sure what I'm paying them for if they haven't actually diagnosed the fault, and instead are just offering me guesses. I might just demand the bike back because this is a fucking joke.
  6. The dealer say the gearbox itself is fine, which to be fair is supported by the fact that when I eventually get it in D, it will ride normally and go up and down through gears as expected. It's the ECU throwing spurious faults and refusing to go into gear that is the issue. 😞 I've phoned around a couple of places and gotten similar "yeah that sounds about right we've known other Honda DCT bikes do this". I'm going to try to press Honda themselves on it as to me this isn't really an acceptable amount of time for an ECU to last. I have tried asking the wife if I can
  7. Just been told they need to replace the "control unit", and quoted £2,300 for the *part* with no guarantee of a fix.
  8. Ha, I could 3d print something like that for you, I'll have a go once my bike returns and I have something to measure it against.
  9. You could 3d print something like this quite easily. Out of TPU (soft and rubbery) if that suits....
  10. Still no news on it, which is wonderful. Guess I won't be going anywhere this weekend lol....
  11. Ha typical! I have had issues with Lings Honda in Ipswich previously and they are £129/hr so.... No. I figured for a dct problem it basically needed to go to honda. Hopefully the technician that did your vfr800 has now retired!!!
  12. It's with Honda in Bury St Edmunds. Apparently throwing a lot of fault codes, the main most relevant one being about a "shift control motor". They are next going to spend approx 3 hours stripping it, and are expecting either a lose connection (yay, no further cost), a broken shift control motor (unknown cost right now) or a broken ECU module, cost £lots. Remind me why I bought a DCT? lol....
  13. Thanks, no change in the readings tho 😞
  14. I got hold of the service manual in PDF form, don't ask where lol. https://nc.rtho.me/index.php/s/mQKWf79LAJWorZy I'll leave it here in case anyone else wants it. This seems to suggest I have to put it into a specific mode to read the code, will have a go later.
  15. Yeah, but that doesn't cover the DCT model unfortunately!! Obviously most of it is the same, but this is a DCT fault so...
  • Create New...

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Privacy Policy.