Rekluse auto clutch questions
Posted January 28, 2010 - 06:33 AM
Posted January 28, 2010 - 09:03 AM
Posted January 30, 2010 - 07:56 AM
Posted January 31, 2010 - 08:26 AM
In short: the rekluse is a centrifugal clutch, i.e. you can shift up or down and will slip when needed. It works like an atv clutch.
Up-side: rarely does the bike stall, has made me 2x the rider i was.
Down-side: can't bump start/roll start bike. engine braking is possible but takes practice and some getting used to. basic model requires some periodic adjustment (I check mine 1x per year).
My relationship with the rekluse is definately A+. I am also old, overweight and lazy. I love my WR450 elec leg and rekluse!
Posted January 31, 2010 - 03:54 PM
Posted January 31, 2010 - 05:53 PM
Basic or Z Start - harder installation cause you need to grind down the clutch hub towers, also this setup requires the perch for clutch override.
Pro - is easier to install because it come with a matched clutch hub, potentially needs less adjustment, works without the perch.
Both perform the same, although some will say the Pro is less noisy during abuse.
You will have the use of the clutch lever, it will be easier to pull in and will be different feeling than a normal clutch. If you want the feel of a normal clutch with the auto clutch magic, it's called a EXP and cost $$$. This more for the MX guys.
I have both the Estart and the Pro in two different bikes.
Edited by ASternad, January 31, 2010 - 07:38 PM.
Posted January 31, 2010 - 07:01 PM
harder installation cause you need to grind down the clutch hub towers, also this setup requires the perch for clutch override.
Really? i didn't have to grind anything?
Posted January 31, 2010 - 07:17 PM
Posted January 31, 2010 - 09:07 PM
Seriously, I feel like I'm cheating with this clutch.
The best part? The bike keeps on running when I fall. This is confirmed as I've tested it many times!
Posted February 02, 2010 - 12:31 PM
Thanks for the info. So pro just limited use to slip the clutch. Does the basic with auto adjust feature and perch work like a normal clutch when you want it to? Hope that makes since.
With the original z-Start (which sounds like the version you have) and the perch adjuster you can manually override the clutch up through mid-RPMs. Once you get into upper RPMs you will not be able to override the clutch manually.
With the z-Start Pro you can manually override the clutch at any RPM.
Posted February 03, 2010 - 01:42 PM
I am considering getting an auto clutch, but I don't think I need the pro model. I only see it being necessary for an MX start.
Posted February 04, 2010 - 01:45 PM
Here's the description from Rekluse website:
I hope I'm not violating any rules by posting a link to their website.
Posted February 08, 2010 - 01:32 PM
Yes, as long as the auto clutch is still engaged there is engine braking available.
Posted February 15, 2010 - 04:34 PM
I race my bike in off-road and in motocross, and so far I still use the clutch like I used to on dirt starts, and I think I can start without using the clutch on concrete and let the centrifugal action of the clutch (hopefully) make for a better start. Oh, and overshooting a corner and panic braking into it...no stalled engine! It's saved me a couple of times. Tight single track? Run it a gear higher! I'm happy with it.
Posted February 16, 2010 - 04:18 AM
Posted February 21, 2010 - 07:13 PM
My Bad I assumed they were all that way, must be a KTM thing only then.
Yup, KTMs you have to grind. No so on the WRs.