Rekluse Z-start auto clutch....


16 replies to this topic
  • Tough Guy

Posted March 04, 2007 - 09:35 AM

#1

How many here have them installed on their WR? I will have mine installed in the next two weeks....I ride tight woods trails and am looking forward to no stall riding. :applause:

I will also install the perch adjuster, do you guys have any other advice or info I should know?

How do you like yours?

Chris

  • Tough Guy

Posted March 04, 2007 - 12:05 PM

#2

Follow-up question....Have any of you changed the counter sprocket? I had considered dropping a tooth when adding the auto clutch...overkill?

Chris

  • gregwr450f

Posted March 04, 2007 - 06:47 PM

#3

do a search, there is 100's of threads about this subject.

  • rich1167

Posted March 04, 2007 - 07:11 PM

#4

I switched to a 13 and find I can lug along alot better in 3rd gear. Where I was between 2nd and 3rd alot with the stock 14. I would like to get a Rekluse but opted for a Scotts stablizer. Mabey next year.

  • ETP

Posted March 04, 2007 - 07:37 PM

#5

I've had my Rekluse auto clutch on for over a year now and am very happy with it. Engine braking down hills is different. Remembering not to rev the motor while sitting still and in gear is an issue too. I could detail more, but there are a few good long threads on the Rekluse here. Use the search engine as suggested.

  • Tough Guy

Posted March 04, 2007 - 07:57 PM

#6

I already searched and read most....:applause:

The info was light...a few good posts but mostly old tiring multi-page posts about either "who would want an auto clutch" OR "I just got one and love it"

I am looking for the guys that have them and ride tight woods and how they feel about them and possibly what they would/could do differently to improve their riding experience...

A new thread will be refreshing. :lol:

Chris

  • pops 56

Posted March 05, 2007 - 04:23 AM

#7

Taken the recluse off my wr .All the riding i do is fast desert stuff. I liked it the few times i have been riding snotty single track with lots of trees,rocks hills ect but i don't see any advantage on fast open tracks .My two cents worth.

  • clark4131

Posted March 05, 2007 - 05:54 AM

#8

I ride lots of singletrack in the woods, desert scrub and technical stuff. I love my Rekluse and I've geared to 13/49. It's a perfect combo for me...SC

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  • Tough Guy

Posted March 05, 2007 - 08:09 AM

#9

I ride lots of singletrack in the woods, desert scrub and technical stuff. I love my Rekluse and I've geared to 13/49. It's a perfect combo for me...SC



It may be wise to drop a tooth on the counter then....I ride mostly technical stuff (85%) but I also throw some fast crazy stuff in there too...Thanks for the feedback guys.

Any other secrets?

Chris

  • Tough Guy

Posted May 09, 2007 - 04:03 PM

#10

I finally got the Rekluse installed and went for a 25 mile ride last night! The Rekluse clutch is amazing in deadfall, snow and technical hill climbs. I felt like it was cheating! I might stick with stock gearing for now, I'll know more when I can get into a few trails later this year that are very slow and technical. :applause:

Chris

  • rheynard

Posted May 09, 2007 - 04:31 PM

#11

I ride tight single track, wide open desert, and dirt roads. I love the Rekluse for all. The Tight: Allows me to pick my path instead of bouncing off rocks, trees, bushes, ruts, the guys behind me say its cheating. Wide Open: When I find myself in that "wrong gear" at the wrong time the Rekluse eats it up. Dirt Roads: perfect clutch fans at every corner, no matter what wrong gear I happened to be in. Its so predictable every time. You get used to the down hill disconnect, just keep your revs up, a minor rider adjustment. Oh one more thing, stalling on a hill gets a little shaky, but if you have the bucks put that secondary rear brake in place of your clutch. I will never ride again without a Rekluse. :applause:

  • Tough Guy

Posted May 09, 2007 - 06:08 PM

#12

Big downhill runs before the Rekluse, I pulled the clutch in anyway I like to freewheel..I feel more in control.

Hill climbs and crashing on the side of a big hill are my only concerns at this point....the hand brake does sound like a good idea for certain situations...

Chris

  • rheynard

Posted May 09, 2007 - 06:37 PM

#13

Yep I rode a bike with one, it was an aux brake, the foot pedal was still there. I can see that it would take awhile to get used to though.

  • byggd

Posted May 10, 2007 - 12:20 PM

#14

In tight stuff, Rekluse with a 13/50 combo is the bomb!

  • MaxPower

Posted May 10, 2007 - 08:32 PM

#15

[COLOR="Green"]I broke both my ankles a few years ago and am just starting to ride again. I have a tough time shifting up. Im thinking about getting a Rekluse.Maybe Ill get used to shifting again since Im just getting back on a bike. Would this auto clutch be ok for dual sport use with higher speeds on the road?[/COLOR]

  • gregwr450f

Posted May 11, 2007 - 01:01 AM

#16

[COLOR="Green"]I broke both my ankles a few years ago and am just starting to ride again. I have a tough time shifting up. Im thinking about getting a Rekluse.Maybe Ill get used to shifting again since Im just getting back on a bike. Would this auto clutch be ok for dual sport use with higher speeds on the road?[/COLOR]


It will suit any bike.

You still have to change gears, just eliminates the clutch.

  • Tough Guy

Posted May 11, 2007 - 08:28 PM

#17

Ouch! Much easier to ride with the Rekluse...you will still have to shift, but less often if it matters..

Chris




 
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