It's true that it's not good for long life to be on the throttle when engaging gears, but the DCT doesn't work that way. You should study up on it. The driving gears for the next higher or lower ratio are already engaged before the shift takes place. That's why you don't hear any clanking, banging, or grinding coming from the DCT during a shift. Shift at will. No harm will come to the tranny.
and the OP posted the manual stated this, so???
I did glance at the manual and it states to release the throttle before a shift while in ESP mode. It seems silly to me, which is why I asked the question in the first place
so if the manual and HONDA is stating to let off the throttle, even with the DCT, I think they know best as to what will make things last? harm or??
but what do I know ?? maybe not as much as HONDA!
but seems we agree to let off the throttle when shifting even again on DCT machine? if the OP posted out of his DCT manual as he says he did?
Mrbb, there is lots of good information on the internet that explains how a DCT works. Studying it will be time well spent. I think you will find it enlightening.
thanks for the thought, but I have no desire to STUDY any info on the DCT, I still stand by my POINT< that NOT shifting while under throttle will add longer life to things, and I DO get what your saying and the design, of gears being sort of in mesh already!
the point of my view is again, AT first hook up of gears,(even gears at mesh some what) stronger bursts of RPM's and HP is never a good idea on a machine you want to live a long time, , NOW if your racing and making money off your toys, Have at it, and hammer down LOL
and back to again IF Honda states in manual to let off throttle at shifts, I would suggest following there advice , NOT mine, if you want your atv to last as long as possible, seems like good advice to me!
I have zero plans to BUY a DCT ATV, so, this is MY just opinion and well, echoing what the OP posted HONDA said in there owners manual!