04 YZ450 Rekluse Clutch?


10 replies to this topic
  • mcornell

Posted October 29, 2010 - 12:03 AM

#1

Has anyone had experience with fitting a Rekluse z-Start Pro Clutch to a 04 YZ450. The idea being to make the bike better in the woods. Also any recommended supplier? Would it be better to fit a WR 5 speeder?

  • DesertTom

Posted October 29, 2010 - 07:09 PM

#2

I'm thinking about a ReKluse for my 05 yz450 after riding my friend's ReKluse exquiped KTM 450xc. We road up a sandy wash with a lot of rocks the rekluse works WONDERFULLY in tight slow riding, or when you want to shift but need to keep both hands on the bars. you'll not be sorry if you put one on your bike.

  • tech24

Posted November 01, 2010 - 06:54 AM

#3

Has anyone had experience with fitting a Rekluse z-Start Pro Clutch to a 04 YZ450. The idea being to make the bike better in the woods. Also any recommended supplier? Would it be better to fit a WR 5 speeder?


I was thinking of doing both wr swap and rekluse on my '04 but if I had to pick one it would be the rekluse. I'll probably order direct but might find a better price elsewhere. TT store might sell them, not sure.

  • eazrider

Posted November 01, 2010 - 06:58 AM

#4

I put a WR 5 speed in my '04 YZ 450....I then installed a Rekluse...If I had installed the Rekluse first, I would not have changed out the 4 speed...the ReKluse allows the tall low gear to work well in the 4 speed...If I had it to do over again, I would reverse the order of those mods.

  • tech24

Posted November 01, 2010 - 06:59 AM

#5

I put a WR 5 speed in my '04 YZ 450....I then installed a Rekluse...If I had installed the Rekluse first, I would not have changed out the 4 speed...the ReKluse allows the tall low gear to work well in the 4 speed...If I had it to do over again, I would reverse the order of those mods.


Good to know might just do the clutch on mine then since Im way over budget and out of money on the project anyway.

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  • eazrider

Posted November 01, 2010 - 11:17 AM

#6

Good to know might just do the clutch on mine then since Im way over budget and out of money on the project anyway.

I've used all 3 of the differnt Rekluse clutches....for moto, I would go with the EXP...for off road, I definitely would use the Pro Start, as there seems to be less maintenance than with the EZ Start....Just my .02..:excuseme:

  • mcornell

Posted November 02, 2010 - 10:28 PM

#7

What gearing are you using with the Rekluse?

  • Polar_Bus

Posted November 04, 2010 - 02:56 AM

#8

Hey guys I have a quick question, when the rekluse clutch is "slipping" is it the actuall clutch friction plates that are slipping, or is the actual rekluse unit itself allowing the torque slippage ?? I've been thinking about a rekluse for my KX500 ice bike, and I am kinda concerned about the longevity . Thanks !

  • grayracer513

Posted November 04, 2010 - 06:24 AM

#9

The Rekluse is an auto clutch, not a torque or back-torque limiting clutch. As such, the only time it slips is when the engine RPM is lower than the set stall speed, and it's the plates themselves that slip, just as if you modulated it manually. Above that speed, it doesn't slip at all.

  • XR133

Posted November 14, 2010 - 12:47 PM

#10

This past season was my second racing my '03 YZ450 in harescrambles after getting started on an XR400. I was really struggling with the 4 speed - it seemed like I was always caught between 1st and 2nd gear in tight stuff. This would inevitably lead to stalling and many minutes of kicking frantically to get it re-started. I installed a Z start Pro in mine about halfway through the year and it's a night and day difference. I don't even use first gear anymore and 3rd gear, dead engine starts carrying the front wheel to the first turn are awesome. Do it...you won't regret it.

  • hotnanas

Posted November 15, 2010 - 01:18 PM

#11

i installed a 450 kit into my 426 (only difference was the gaskets) and I love it. I got my Z-start from Rekluse direct. It appears that they are doing away with the Z-start kits and replacing them with the trail kit. So I got it at a price that I feel was beyond well worth it.

Anyhow, it took the full 2 hours that they suggested to install....and that involved mostly 1/2 an hour of initial install and the rest of the time adding up feeler gauges and getting my tolerances correct.

I'm now after one for my other dirt bikes.





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