Rekluse EXP 2.0 and overheating
Posted 09 August 2012 - 10:22 AM
However, I think it is causing my bike to run hotter.
I think the problem mostly occurs when I'm on a steep hills with lots of roots and rocks and going a bit slow for full clutch engagement. The rekluse slips the clutch, which I think generates a lot of heat. It's when the clutch is slipping a lot that I have been overheating.
I realize one solution is just to go faster, but that's easier said than done. Another would be to go to lower gearing, but I'm already running a 50-tooth rear sprocket. Also, I don't have the same problem when I run a manual clutch. I think that when I use a manual clutch, it's obvious when I'm going too slow for first gear. When I have to slip the clutch to keep moving, it forces me to either go faster or at least makes me conscious of how much I'm slipping the clutch.
So, I'm looking for suggestions either to help reduce the clutch slippage or to bring down the temperatures (hopefully without spending big bucks).
My ideas so far:
- 51-tooth rear sprocket
- Maybe switch to Engine Ice coolant
- can I get an oil-cooler for this bike?
- should I switch to the "high-engagement" setting on the EXP unit? (I'm using the middle setting right now). Or would this make the problem worse, since the revs would be higher when the EXP engages?
Any input about my ideas or some creative ones of your own would be appreciated!
Posted 09 August 2012 - 11:20 AM
It's probably going to pay more rewards to pursue improving coolant containment and lower coolant temperature directly by the usual approaches; higher cap pressure, Water Wetter, fresh coolant, fans, etc. In an extreme case, you might find it useful to use one of the extreme high temp coolants, like Evans or ZipTy.
Posted 09 August 2012 - 01:10 PM
The overheating started shortly after I took a spill and I probably wasn't riding at my regular pace afterwards.
Is it safe to just add a higher pressure cap and see if that solves my problem? or is that just going to mask the issue and give me grief later on because the bike is running too hot?