Rekluse thoughts & observations

I read the thread about the rekluse settings and how MCmountainman pays close attention to his settings. I try to keep up with preventive maintenance too.

I checked my gap this afternoon and it was .055". That's inches. :thumbsup: .040" is the high side of the spec. When I installed it I was at the high side. I put about 300 trail miles on it and it has performed well. Go figure.

Today I installed a set of oem friction plates and was able to set it at 0.029" with only the two rekluse steel plates at the top.

By the feeling of my bike I bet I could have ridden until about .065-.07" before Indy would have to help me swap my plates trailside.

I just thought I would share this info

Thanks for the heads up. Just out of curiosity-when you guys are checking your clearances do you have to order another gasket from Rekluse, or can you re use the original Rekluse one?

You can reuse the Rekluse thick spacer gasket as long as you dont tear it. :thumbsup:

I find that the Rekluse runs best on our bikes with a tight 0.030" gap.

It is also very sensitve to motor oils with Moly in them.

You can reuse the Rekluse gasket. I replaced mine after 18 months, but the old one still looked pretty good. The key is to not overtorque the cover bolts.

Jerry

Oops, Indy beat me to it!

I just spent the dough on the Rekluse cover so I didnt have to worry about that gasket. I have bad luck with stuff like that. (read: I am a total moron who overtightens stuff and ruins it, not to be noticed untill 15 miles from truck) :thumbsup: My gap grew from .033 to .041. So I installed anohter rekluse plate and dropped it to .029. Perfect so far. :thumbsup:

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Thats is why I keep telling everyone to run the Rekluse at the low end or below spec. :thumbsup: I run mine as low as .028" and it allows the plates to last longer and generates less heat as well as helping to engage right off idle. I still believe that the 450 has to much low rpm torque for the Rekluse design to handle. It is very marginal. Put the wrong oil in or too big a gap and watch your plates smoke!

I started mine at the low end of the adjustment as well. At first I thought it may be a problem once the plates got hot and expanded but so for so good :thumbsup:

Thats is why I keep telling everyone to run the Rekluse at the low end or below spec. :thumbsup: I run mine as low as .028" and it allows the plates to last longer and generates less heat as well as helping to engage right off idle. I still believe that the 450 has to much low rpm torque for the Rekluse design to handle. It is very marginal. Put the wrong oil in or too big a gap and watch your plates smoke!

In order to maintain the tight gap, do you find yourself replacing friction plates frequently? If so, how many and how often? Thanks!...SC

In order to maintain the tight gap, do you find yourself replacing friction plates frequently? If so, how many and how often? Thanks!...SC

I run my gap around 35 thousands and replace my fibers once a year. I typically have to add another Rekluse plate about mid year.

Another question from a Rekluse newb-in the intructions it says to take of the spring on the actuator arm located at the engine, should this be re installed at any point or is it permanantly removed? I have a 03 450

Another question from a Rekluse newb-in the intructions it says to take of the spring on the actuator arm located at the engine, should this be re installed at any point or is it permanantly removed? I have a 03 450

You just pop the spring loose and let it stay on the actuator. If you leave it hooked up it will work against the Rekluse and will more than likely smoke your plates.

Thanks mate!!!

Thanks mate!!!

No problem. :thumbsup:

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