Installed a Rekluse EXP 2.0 on 2007 WR450F

18 replies to this topic
  • pschiess

Posted May 04, 2012 - 02:06 PM


I was a bit reluctant to join the auto clutch crowd but finally decided to give it a try. Installed in less than 30 minutes working very slow to make sure I was doing it 100% correctly (doing the final adjustment seems conter intuitive) but after doing my first ride (100 miles) I must say I understand whay so many people rave about it. The clutch still works like a noraml clutch (just with a firmer pull) and once i got used to not using it I rode so much smoother. No stalling in tight section and on tough hill climbs. I only noticed the free wheeling once on a down hill. It seemed like I was riding a 2 stroke at that point. So far I love the clutch. I have nerve damage in my left hand so this makes riding much easier. I highly reccomend it at this point.

  • MANIAC998

Posted May 05, 2012 - 03:35 AM


I tell everyone that basically, it's legalized cheating!!! It's not going to turn someone like me into a Champion, but damn, I can at least keep up with there dust cloud now!!!

  • pschiess

Posted May 07, 2012 - 08:57 PM


I did some trail riding and single track this weekend and love the Rekluse even more. One thing had had not thought of but when you fall the bike keeps running so pick it up and go. Happy camper so far!! :banghead:

  • KGSloan

Posted May 08, 2012 - 03:44 PM


I have the z-start pro, and yeah. It's pretty phenomenal.

  • pschiess

Posted May 08, 2012 - 03:51 PM


Yes to me it makes riding more fun and relaxing. Now if I were a top talent racer maybe I would not feel the same way but for a casual trail ride on tough terrain I love. it.

  • kawi380

Posted May 09, 2012 - 05:27 AM


I had one my 08 klx450r and loved it. When I would switch to other bikes I would forget I didn't have it and stall a few times till I remember to clutch :thumbsup: . Haven't put one on the wr yet. :banghead:

  • Dustybum

Posted May 11, 2012 - 09:43 PM


I'm thinking about installing a rekluse clutch on my 2008 Wr450 but not too sure which version?? What are the thoughts on the LH brake lever too??

  • pschiess

Posted May 11, 2012 - 09:56 PM


I have ridden a bike with the LH brake lever setup and loved it once I got used to it. I do not have it on mine as of now but may put it on once i find some more $$$ to spend on the bike. So far I have nothing but great thoughts about the EXP 2.0. No regrets and the price is right. I am just a casual trail rider and love tight trails more than wide open areas so your feelings may be different. In the tight stuff and in technical climbs it is tough to beat.

  • Fruitfarmer231

Posted May 12, 2012 - 03:42 PM


I don't have the Rekluse, I put a Dynaring on my 05 WR450 2 yrs ago. I have heard they are no longer in business, and would go with the 2.0 should this unit go south.
The one thing I don't care for with the autoclutch is that you, I believe have to ride one gear lower and rev the engine a bit higher to insure engagement. I prefer to upshift and let momentum and torque do the work for me. Less wheel spin and more hookup, if you will. But it does almost eliminate stalling and makes life easier on the electric start and if need be the right leg.

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  • pschiess

Posted May 12, 2012 - 07:17 PM


It is funny that you say one gear lower as for me I ride usually one gear higher than I normally would in most areas. I have instant engagement right off idel. I supose it depends on how you set it up. I set it up to the mid engagement point (based on springs used) which is the standard setup the Rekluse recommends per the instructions.

  • n16ht5

Posted May 14, 2012 - 09:14 AM


Z start pro and LHRB. its freakin amazing. I geared really tall works nice

  • KGSloan

Posted May 14, 2012 - 09:40 AM


With the auto clutch, I geared it back to stock ratio. While without I had put a 13t front sprocket to help in the slow stuff. Still used 2nd gear primarily even with the 13t but was nice to have a gear to chug along with at times.

With the auto clutch, not needed. So back to stock. Still primarily in 2nd gear, but 1st is pretty usable in the really tight stuff.

Z-start pro, love if.

  • Jrbuete

Posted May 14, 2012 - 05:17 PM


No Rekluse for the 2005 model........

  • MANIAC998

Posted May 15, 2012 - 04:15 AM


I'm looking in the Rekluse catalog right now, and they've got them listed for '03 to '06 - RMS872

And I've got one on my '06 WR450


  • pschiess

Posted May 15, 2012 - 02:39 PM


Has anyone used the springs that come with the kit other than what Rekluse suggests? I just went with what they suggest and am very pleased but curious as to what the other springs would do. The pull of the clutch is harder now but since you hardly ever use the clutch who cares?

  • Jrbuete

Posted May 15, 2012 - 08:12 PM


Do they make a Rekluse for a 2005 Yamaha WR450? I've been looking and no luck so far:(

  • MANIAC998

Posted May 16, 2012 - 04:01 AM


Yes, they make them for the '05. As I've said, '03 to '06 WR450 takes the Rekluse model #-RMS872


Posted May 16, 2012 - 04:08 PM


Do they make a Rekluse for a 2005 Yamaha WR450? I've been looking and no luck so far:(

Do you want a EXP2.0 or a Core EXP?
If you want the EXP 2.0 this is the one you want. http://rekluse.mybig...EXP-clutch.html
I have a 04 WR and had to send them an e-mail to figure out which one I needed.

Edited by SPLATT, May 16, 2012 - 04:11 PM.

  • Jrbuete

Posted May 16, 2012 - 05:41 PM




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