First ride with Rekluse, WOW!!!


95 replies to this topic
  • JMathis

Posted February 19, 2006 - 07:10 PM

#1

Took my first ride today with the rekluse. What a difference, it was totally awesome. It is amazing how many mistakes you can make and it will adjust for you. If anyone is thinking about it, do it, it is money well spent. :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :bonk: :bonk: :bonk:

  • Indy_WR450

Posted February 19, 2006 - 08:23 PM

#2

Now you are ready for Moab! :thumbsup:

  • clark4131

Posted February 19, 2006 - 10:22 PM

#3

Okay, screw it. I went and poured over the archives and I only found one post that poo-poo'd the Rekluse. I also crunched the numbers and figured that I can sell my NIB Hinson Clutch for what it will cost me for the entire Rekluse setup, clutch, perch adjust, dual brake, the works. So I got the Rekluse for $385 and I'll get the rest once I sell my Hinson...Hey, anybody wanna buy a full Hinson clutch with OEM friction plates, clutch plates and new springs, still in the wrapper?...SC

  • ravenhawke

Posted February 19, 2006 - 10:25 PM

#4

the rekluse takes a lot of the fun out of riding, much like the automatic transmission took the fun out of driving.

  • Bryan Bosch

Posted February 19, 2006 - 11:10 PM

#5

the rekluse takes a lot of the fun out of riding, much like the automatic transmission took the fun out of driving.


For you maybe... I calculated it and my fun has increased by 32% since installing a Rekluse... :thumbsup:

Let's see:

I can still clutch the bike, but I can crawl through rock gardens and brake slide in tight terrain without the clutch... Yep, all downsides. :thumbsup:

  • ravenhawke

Posted February 19, 2006 - 11:26 PM

#6

good for you, but I like a challenge.

  • Lowedog

Posted February 19, 2006 - 11:29 PM

#7

Haven't ridden a A/C'ed bike yet. I have been rideing bikes for so long I don't know if I could do it. :thumbsup: My main concern would be increased wear and tear on the clutch and tranny. Any body have a long term report to give? Just doesn't seem that the drive system was designed to operate that way. Correct me if I'm wrong but unless you bring the RPM's down to the disengagement point aren't you just jamming the thing into the next gear with no disengagement?

-Lowedog

  • JDrooster

Posted February 20, 2006 - 04:51 AM

#8

John,
Awesome man!
Where did you end up going riding?
I'm so glad you're happy with the rekluse. After riding Bills DR that day, I KNOW I'd like to have one.
I'll have to get ahold of you once I get one for help with installing it. Congrats buddy! -Jerry

  • byggd

Posted February 20, 2006 - 05:25 AM

#9

For you maybe... I calculated it and my fun has increased by 32% since installing a Rekluse... :bonk:

Let's see:

I can still clutch the bike, but I can crawl through rock gardens and brake slide in tight terrain without the clutch... Yep, all downsides. :thumbsup:

Exactly! :thumbsup:

I have been rideing bikes for so long I don't know if I could do it.


I've been riding both street and dirt for 30 years, if I can do it so can you :bonk:

  • TARFELE

Posted February 20, 2006 - 05:36 AM

#10

Keep talking.

This is a good post.

I want more info, more info, more info, more info, more info :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :bonk: :bonk: :bonk: :eek: :eek: :lol: :p

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  • JMathis

Posted February 20, 2006 - 05:55 AM

#11

Jerry,
I rode at Hocking Riders in Logan.

Lowedog,
I to have been riding for 30 years both dirt and street and it took me about 5 minutes to get adjusted to it and now I would not want to be without it. If you ride anything tight I highly recommend it. I do not even have the perch adjuster on mine yet and I loved it without it, I could not find a time that I wanted to overide what the rekluse was doing. If I would have had a fresher tire I would have probably been able to climb a tree. You can sit at the bottom of a tuff hill in second gear and just roll it on and you will go up that hill without a problem. I will say it again, WOW!!!

  • Lowedog

Posted February 20, 2006 - 07:27 AM

#12

I rode yesterday with a buddy who put one on his EXC 450. I didn't ride his bike as I hadn't ridden since November (too much snow) and want to wait till I'm back in decent riding shape. I do know that he really likes it. Last time I rode with him he was on a WR 400 and can say that he is way faster on that EXC. Don't know if it is the clutch or the bike, probably both but he was much improved. I know another guy that put one on an EXC and is not too happy with it. I think he has had trouble dialing it in. He also is a very experienced rider so it may be more a issue of getting used to it.

-Lowedog

  • dolfan

Posted February 20, 2006 - 07:55 AM

#13

I had one on my WR250F and used it for a year and a half, the first few rides with it I thought god was this a waste of money, did not think I would like it at all, but after the break in process and adjustment and then spending time on the bike riding it, it really was a thing of beauty, I never had to touch it again, I race HS and never had a problem with it in the woods racing setting, its very forgiving, and well worth the money, I have the CRF250 now and have one on order for it...Takes a few rides to get used to not having to pull the clutch but was well worth the money in my mind..
Bob

  • SkyRaider

Posted February 20, 2006 - 09:13 AM

#14

I rode my friend's KTM 525exc with the Rekluse. Very, very nice, indeed. I'm seriously considering one for the WR. I need all the help I can get.

  • jwriott

Posted February 20, 2006 - 09:55 AM

#15

good for you, but I like a challenge.


Do you have e-start? If so, take it off for a little more challenge.

I've been riding off road for almost 30 years. My 04' 300 EXC had it in there when I bought it. I was going to pull it out but decided to try it first. In the really snotty, nasty stuff it's a huge advantage. Making a tough section much less tiring.

If you only ride WFO desert and fire roads, I probably wouldn't put one in a bike. I ride a mix and I'm on the fence right now as to whether or not I should take it out. I've got about 800 miles of riding with it as of now.

  • jerryls

Posted February 20, 2006 - 10:29 AM

#16

Correct me if I'm wrong but unless you bring the RPM's down to the disengagement point aren't you just jamming the thing into the next gear with no disengagement?


To reach the disengagement point you simply let off the throttle for a fraction of a second. You'll notice if you haven't reached it, because it feels just like shifting a regular bike w/o pulling in the clutch. Took me less than 5 minutes to figure out the correct procedure.

I've had my Rekluse for about 1.5 years, and the only situation that I find stressing on the clutch and tranny is downshifting when there's a lot of engine braking going on. For example: going down a steep hill and trying to downshift from second for first gear. I haven't seen any damage from doing this, but it just doesn't feel smooth. Don't try to read to much into this, it's a very minor annoyance, not a problem. I'm installing the perch adjuster right now so I can manually disengage in this situation.

If you can afford the Rekluse, go out and buy one. 30-day money back guarantee if you hate it (but you won't :thumbsup: ).

Jerry

  • byggd

Posted February 20, 2006 - 01:07 PM

#17

I've had my Rekluse for about 1.5 years, and the only situation that I find stressing on the clutch and tranny is downshifting when there's a lot of engine braking going on. For example: going down a steep hill and trying to downshift from second for first gear. I haven't seen any damage from doing this, but it just doesn't feel smooth. Jerry

I agree with you on this Jerry. Downshifting seemed kind of harsh under engine braking so I installed the perch adjuster as well, plus if you time your shifting wrong and find yourself at too low of an RPM it helps to loft the front wheel to clear a rut :thumbsup:

  • 642MX

Posted February 20, 2006 - 02:43 PM

#18

Haven't ridden a A/C'ed bike yet. I have been rideing bikes for so long I don't know if I could do it. :thumbsup: My main concern would be increased wear and tear on the clutch and tranny. Any body have a long term report to give? Just doesn't seem that the drive system was designed to operate that way. Correct me if I'm wrong but unless you bring the RPM's down to the disengagement point aren't you just jamming the thing into the next gear with no disengagement?

-Lowedog




I'm going on my 3rd year on my Rekluse. I have not any any problems with it at all. My transmission shifts good and the fiber plates are not wearing very fast. You learn how to shift at the right times with the clutch, when I down shift I just blip the throttle a little and the trans shifts real smooth. Up shifting you simply let off for a split second and shift at the same time, you'll get the feel for it. They are definitly worth the money, I'm alot faster in the woods and MX track and I don't have any arm pump anymore. :thumbsup:

  • ncmountainman

Posted February 20, 2006 - 03:21 PM

#19

this will be my 3rd year with one also,no problems at all. wear is actually less because there is no human error involved,it also provides more clamping pressure the higher the rpm's go and surpasses the stock pressure at about 5k rpm's. great product with excellent support :thumbsup:

  • TARFELE

Posted February 20, 2006 - 03:32 PM

#20

Well, what will the final list of parts include.
The Clutch $399
The adjuster $139

and what else is needed for perfect performance. What is the deal with the ball bearings?




 
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