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Rekluse and Lowered WR450 First Impression

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I rode the San Luis Obispo Dual Sport this weekend (class act event by the way!) and finally had a chance to try out my Rekluse clutch. I also recently had the bike lowered by having spacers made for the suspension.

Rekluse - So far I love it! In the tight technical stuff it is like cheating. As long as you are in first or second, you can "tractor" up the steepest rutted hills without much effort. Just roll the throttle on or off depending on the need. I tend to get arm pump, but it wasn't until late in the day that my arms got tired. The course took us down some steep rutted trails where you had to slide some. Had to get use to the new type of engine breaking thats available with the Rekluse. If you are off the throttle, the bike coasts. Roll it on a little and some engine breaking kicks in. Wasn't that big of a deal.

One more ride and I'll take off the side cover the check the clearance to see how its wearing.

I'm going to really enjoy this thing!. :ride:

Lowering - I had the bike lowered about 1.5 inches. It has changed the way the bike handles. Seems to corner better on tight goat trails. Its also nice to now have the ability to put my feet down while negotiating slow speed obstacles.

Conclusion - Now I feel that this bike is set up the way I need to ride advanced terrain. Should have done the mods long ago. :crazy::ride:

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I agree. I have had the bike lowered as well as install a rekluse. It changes the way I ride the bike and my ability to take on tight technical stuff. The bike still has so much power after all the mods that it tends to wear me down after a few hours but otherwise its now a great trail bike. It is truly best hill climbing bike I have ever been on.

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