what oil do you use with your rekluse?
Posted January 25, 2005 - 09:01 PM
Posted January 25, 2005 - 11:13 PM
Posted January 26, 2005 - 07:38 AM
Posted January 26, 2005 - 08:51 AM
Posted January 26, 2005 - 04:50 PM
Chevron also makes a full synthetic Delo but I haven't tried it yet. I've still got about 7.5 gallons of the semi synthetic stuff to burn through first.
Posted January 26, 2005 - 05:13 PM
the reason i felt the oil was breaking down was from a change in the clutch action over a short time. it got very grabby (if that's a word) and the tranny shifted kinda rough. it didn't get better when i had a chance to let it cool off. small adjustments on the spring tension didn't do anything. after that i figured the oil was wasted.
Posted January 26, 2005 - 10:42 PM
Posted February 05, 2005 - 11:30 PM
Posted February 06, 2005 - 12:07 AM
...The problem with the Rekluse clutch is that they slip under high rpm, high load situations ...
That doesn't make sense to me? At high RPM, the Rekluse clutch will provide more clamping pressure than the stock clutch and therefore less slip, unless something is wrong. As the engine RPM increases, increasing inertia forces the balls outward up their tapered ramps, which in turn increases the clamping pressure. The Revloc continues to increase clamping pressure as engine RPM increases where as the Rekluse is designed with an engineered maximum clamping pressure to minimize undo stress to the drivetrain. For instance, if your rear wheel is spinning wildly fast (much faster than you're going) and then all of a sudden it hooks up, all that energy has to go somewhere and if the clutch is locked (no slip), then your gearbox will be subjected to the extra load/shock that your stock clutch would normally help dissapate.
I've also used various petroleum, semi-synthetic and full synthetic oils with our Rekluse clutches and haven't had any issues with unexpected slipping, etc, but there are definitely oils out there that are more prone clutch slip issues than others.
Posted February 06, 2005 - 07:07 AM
the 15-40 delo is syn based.(it's a blend) i use delo 15-40/mobil 1 redcap 15-50 mixed 50/50 with excellent results. although both of these oils are changing formulations to include more moly and i don't know how thats gonna work.(just when you find sumthin' that works !!)
Do not use synthetic or semi-synthetic oil in your auto clutch, especially the Rekluse clutch. The problem with the Rekluse clutch is that they slip under high rpm, high load situations - - noticeably more so than in the RevLoc clutch. Petroleum based diesel oils such as DELO and Rotella work very well with auto clutches, and motorcycle engines in general. Don't worry about these oils "breaking down" as you will be changing the oil way before it wears out.
Posted March 15, 2005 - 06:26 AM
Posted March 15, 2005 - 06:49 AM