the rekluse


34 replies to this topic
  • Jessthro

Posted February 21, 2007 - 03:18 PM

#1

so ive never heard of the rekluse clutch. so i asked my friends at the track and they had no idea either. so after hearing all this hoopla about the rekluse (only on here) i decided to check out their website. so am i right to say it eliminates the clutch lever? like you dont use your clutch hand anymore? if so i have to say that sounds like the stupidest thing ive ever heard of. isnt clutching one of the funnest parts of riding? it makes me think of taking your bad 450 and turning it into a fast polaris trail blazer that you just gas and go. so does anyone have one and what do you think about it?

  • YZ426F Rider

Posted February 21, 2007 - 03:29 PM

#2

isnt clutching one of the funnest parts of riding?

Not two hours into a fast, tight, gnarly ride.

  • bigbluerider4life

Posted February 21, 2007 - 05:01 PM

#3

lol!!!!!!!! at the track...go to a harescramble and you'll see,
im really not a fan of em and i like my reg clutch...but it'll make it so you can shift it like a ttr90 or 50 and you can still use your clutch if you want


not the best for mx!!! but great for a woods rider that thinks it sounds interesting

  • 642MX

Posted February 21, 2007 - 05:29 PM

#4

so ive never heard of the rekluse clutch. so i asked my friends at the track and they had no idea either. so after hearing all this hoopla about the rekluse (only on here) i decided to check out their website. so am i right to say it eliminates the clutch lever? like you dont use your clutch hand anymore? if so i have to say that sounds like the stupidest thing ive ever heard of. isnt clutching one of the funnest parts of riding? it makes me think of taking your bad 450 and turning it into a fast polaris trail blazer that you just gas and go. so does anyone have one and what do you think about it?


You don't have to eliminate your clutch lever. I still have mine. The rekluse turned my bike into a holeshot machine on a MX track and it feels like I'm cheating on single track.

Back to the MX thing. I timed myself on a 1.75 mile MX track with the standard clutch vs. the Rekluse, I was an honest 3 seconds a lap faster with the autoclutch. Thats a huge difference....

  • Terrain Rider 4z

Posted February 21, 2007 - 05:30 PM

#5

so does anyone have one and what do you think about it?



I like it better than I like you :applause:

Honestly, it is the best mod a woods rider can make to the YZF. Just do a search on here and find all of the info about the clutch if you are really interested. I am not impressed with the autoclutch in sand, so it doesn't look like you would like it judging from your pics. If I rode mostly sand I would stay stock, but I ride mostly woods and my arms can't take all of the clutching in the tight twisties with a close ratio and light flywheel:cry: This mod makes the YZF into a potent woods bike that is comfortable to ride all day long, NO MORE ARM PUMP :applause:

  • Jessthro

Posted February 21, 2007 - 06:06 PM

#6

I like it better than I like you :applause:


fair enough.


i wasnt slamming it, the theory of the whole thing just didnt seem appealing to me. i could see where in gnarly woods it would come in handy. either way its a pretty interesting setup.

  • Terrain Rider 4z

Posted February 21, 2007 - 06:10 PM

#7

It is a cool mod for the application it was designed for, but it does not work better for all situations. I was just giving you a hard time :applause:

  • MTs_WR250F

Posted February 21, 2007 - 06:13 PM

#8

the rekluse is great in tight woods and rocky trails and on uphills where you just gas it and go....:applause:

  • dirtrider1

Posted February 21, 2007 - 06:16 PM

#9

the rekluse is great in tight woods and rocky trails and on uphills where you just gas it and go....:applause:


I'll agree with that 100%, I ride tight, twisty, rooted out trails and LOVE mine. :applause:

  • LVThumper

Posted February 21, 2007 - 06:45 PM

#10

fair enough.


i wasnt slamming it, the theory of the whole thing just didnt seem appealing to me. i could see where in gnarly woods it would come in handy. either way its a pretty interesting setup.


Jess -

PM me sometime and we'll go for a ride and you can try mine out. It's on an '01 426, and I bet you will change your tune! Agreed, it ISN'T the best in all situations, but I race the MRAN Desert Series, and after last weekend's 104 miles from Moapa to Apex race, it saved my bacon many times over!

FYI - One of my buddies, who rides a pumped up YZ 285 2 smoke, tried it out on my other friends '06 YZ450, and he was totally impressed! He thought for sure he would hate it, especially in the corners and seat bouncing out at Sandy Valley, but I think he is coming around! Like I said, lets ride, and you can try for yourself. I think you will be impressed.

:applause:

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  • hwh795

Posted February 21, 2007 - 07:13 PM

#11

I rode serious woods stuff Harescramble GNCC stuff and convinced myself I had to have the rekluse. Not a great rider solid "B". Got the one with the optional clutch that you can disengage at any time or "feather" coming out of tight stuff or getting you through a turn. If you like your engine brake to set you up in turns or use it ever, its gone with the rekluse. You are free wheeling or not engaged w/ the engine any time you are basically not on the gas. So setting up the bike is always with the brake(s) or slowing down, even taking some pace off, always the brake. Going down hills if big are always on the brakes. For technical type woods riding it was good for getting through the slow tank slapping stuff because you didn't have work the clutch or rev the bike. Just find the right gear and "hog" the bike through without stalling out. Another nice thing in the woods was you could pinch both brakes and stand the bike up to a dead stop in any gear and shift down and to 1st , 2nd and go. No stalling. Huge when you're riding 1 1/2 to 2 hours and are numb to your elbows.

Really do have to keep up on maintenance on the thing. Checking every 10 to 15 hours or so. I didn't and scattered the clutch and my cover out on a MX track. Bottomline save your money, learn how to use your clutch properly and you can rip any track or trail. I don't know of any pros in the AMA or GNCC that uses this thing and at a certain level of riding its more of a hassle than a help.

  • Terrain Rider 4z

Posted February 21, 2007 - 08:33 PM

#12

What are the chances you didn't set up your Rekluse properly? I have engine braking almost all the way down to idle. If you set the stall speed up properly you should not lose engine braking capabilities if you so desire.

  • YZ426F Rider

Posted February 21, 2007 - 09:03 PM

#13

What are the chances you didn't set up your Rekluse properly? I have engine braking almost all the way down to idle. If you set the stall speed up properly you should not lose engine braking capabilities if you so desire.


Same here...all the way down to idle. If I lock up the rear it freewheels until I just barely 'blip' the throttle then I have full engine braking back.

I absolutely love it offroad but I still haven't come to terms with it on the track...but I do not have the perch adjuster so that may have something to do with it.

  • black_n_blue_thumper

Posted February 21, 2007 - 10:27 PM

#14

What are the chances you didn't set up your Rekluse properly? I have engine braking almost all the way down to idle. If you set the stall speed up properly you should not lose engine braking capabilities if you so desire.

Ditto. Try a different spring tension maybe.

  • YZRob

Posted February 22, 2007 - 09:31 AM

#15

What are the chances you didn't set up your Rekluse properly? I have engine braking almost all the way down to idle. If you set the stall speed up properly you should not lose engine braking capabilities if you so desire.


Ditto

And by the way, I love mine, I race eastcoast harescrambles, and run the Hatfield/McCoy trails (just a little background:) )

  • LIL ROG

Posted February 22, 2007 - 10:47 AM

#16

I had one on my bike and i didnt like it to much. I rode with it in motocross and off road. i took it of after a few rides but they are just personal preference some people like them and some dont. :applause:

  • mrmoto

Posted February 22, 2007 - 11:03 AM

#17

Shhhh... let's not give out any harescrables secrets here. I like being one of only a few with a rekluse on the starting line.

  • curly7

Posted February 23, 2007 - 04:18 PM

#18

I'm looking at getting the Rekluse myself. Everyone seems to like them. One of my first questions has been engine braking. If ajusted right, it brakes right. or so I'm told

  • TexN343

Posted February 23, 2007 - 06:30 PM

#19

correct.

  • eduardobibm

Posted February 23, 2007 - 07:28 PM

#20

What about gearing?
I have been setting my "new to me" 04 forfiddy for woods riding. I had planned on going up two teeth on the rear and 1 down on the front. Now I'm reading all these wonderful things about the rekluse and it has me thinking hard about getting one. If I get the rekluse, should I re-gear the bike?





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