Yes, I've read all the previous Rekluse threads.
Anyone have the 3.0 on their bike? I'm good with the clutch and like to ride it a lot, but I do get tired... I like the idea of slamming my brakes and taking off right away or holding the handlebars with 5 fingers instead of 3 or 4, or riding over rocks and popping over series of logs without getting too tired. Either way, I don't find myself dropping the clutch much on the 450, but instead power-wheelie most of the time anyways. For $400, and after reading reviews on rockymountain and other places, I was convinced I should try it. Then probably jerry-rig myself a lefthand brake in the near future.
A few things holding me back:
1-The lifespan of the clutch. I've read 100 hours, which I find ridiculous. I often do 3-4 day rides covering a good 600+km of rough terrain (5-8hour days). I like to ride in higher revs, so I doubt I would be lugging it as much as others might (I keep reading about guys going up hills in third). I've also read of guys with over 400 hours on theirs, so I'm not sure what to believe.
2-Slipping in higher gears... I travel light (small backpack) and weigh 185 without gear... I don't think it'll be an issue for me and if I do a long tarmac trip, I'd probably swap out for the original clutch.
3-I live abroad, so rarely get a chance to get goodies from the west. If the stock setup doesn't work for me, I would be pretty pissed to have to shell out another $100+shipping for different wedges... I imagine I'd like to have immediate clutch action off idle... Still, the vast majority seem content with the stock stuff (medium weight and normal springs). Perhaps I shouldn't worry too much.
4-Premature wear on the basket? Is this an issue only if it isn't hooked up properly/adjusted properly?
Any input would be appreciated. Feel free to give your opinion on a different Rekluse model if you have one installed on your 450.