CLAKE: clutch/rear hand brake or with foot brake option as well

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  1. veetwo _tls

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    a few here have been asking about a rear hand brake to do away with the foot brake.
    i knew i seen one but was unable to remember were so i bit my tongue until now i found it :D



    totally forgot about the CLAKE (been around for a few years now) until today i remembered an add so done some ADB , sidetrack & US dirt magazine digging in my boxes after 4 hrs found it.


    CLAKE: http://www.clake.com.au/page7.html


    also done an ebay search: 170645298451
    one up for sale not cheap $800Aud


    i've emailed them to see if they fit these models,
    KTM 950 Super Enduro
    KTM 950/990 adventure S & R models
    KTM 950/990 Super Duke & R models
    KTM 950/990 Super Motard
    KTM RC8


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  2. viola-tor

    viola-tor Needs to ride!

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    Wow... :eek1

    I didn't know I wanted that! :lol3 But I do...

    One other advantage for LC8 owners they don't have listed: If the brake lever is gone it can't crack your clutch cover. You'd have to find a nice sharp rock for that. :D

    Having a left hand brake would be great IMO, this looks like an innovative solution.
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  3. veetwo _tls

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    Hi Brett,
    yes the CLAKE will fit all of the KTM's you listed and I have actually personally fitted 3 Super Enduros in our workshop, it works extremely well and is particularly useful when performing slow speed manoeuvres on such a large relatively tall bike. We are the Australian distributors for the Klicktronic push button gearshift, for more information see
    www.kliktronic.co.uk
    Kind Regards
    Owen Hutchison




    so who in oz has these fitted :ear :D

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    nev what's your opinion on them ? as good as they sound ?
    what are you running the duel system (foot & hand) or single (hand) ?

    pics please of it mounted up
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    nevgriff64 ɹǝpun uʍop ɯoɹɟ buıppoɯ Super Moderator

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    G`day Brett..

    Best way to explain my opinion on them mate would be to tell you that I have 5 of these Clake units on 5 of our bikes.. :clap :clap

    My family enjoys Trials riding so once I saw first hand at how good these units are and the benefits that come with them, I purchased more units for their bikes.. Just some feedback from my 10 year old son, he has been offered rides on other Trials bikes and first question he asks is, "does it have a Clake??".. He then refuses a ride if it isn`t fitted.. :lol3

    I started a thread last year on our Trials bikes and answered a few questions about the Clakes if your interested..

    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=617485

    The older system replaced the rear brake pedal altogether but the upgraded version can retain it if you wish.. I have the rear brake pedal removed on all of the Trials bikes but decided that it could be an advantage in some instances to have the rear brake pedal fitted on the Super Enduro.. I`m comfortable to keep it for now but isn`t too much of a drama to remove it again should I change my mind..

    This system takes about 15 minutes to get used to and well worth the investment.. I have nothing to do with the company as stated elsewhere, just a very satisfied customer that doubts he`ll ever own another bike without one.. I haven`t as yet taken any pictures of the Clake fitted to the Super Enduro but will do and post them here if you wish.. Happy to answer any further questions if you have any.. :thumb

    Hope this helps..

    Nev.
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    thanks Nev

    first sentence say's it all :D
    only one concern is will it fit the SE with the CYCRA PRO hand guards fitted ?
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    I have the KTM hand guards on mine and a small spacer and a slightly longer bolt was necessary to make it all fit nicely.. Not sure about the Cycra Pro guards but wouldn`t think its a real big worry in the overall scheme of things..

    Only other issue I had was that I needed to chase up a mirror mount that takes the place of the clutch clamp.. You lose the mirror mount when you remove the KTM clutch purch.. From memory, the one from a Suzuki DL650 fits perfectly and sells for around the $15..
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    ok
    mirrors are not a problem for me :D

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    I have been a LHRB convert since 2004. I have never been able to get comfortable using a foot brake. Since 04 all of my bikes have had the Rekluse and LHRB. Love the set up. In 2011 I purchased the Husky TXC 449 as a mid range dualsport bike. Rekluse does not make a auto for this model so I decided that I would try to learn how to ride using the standard set up. The two things that I immediately noticed was how much I missed the control of the LHRB and the abiltiy to reduce and eliminate the gyro effect of the 4 stroke when you pull the clutch in. I began searching for a device that would allow me to use the clutch and have a lhrb. That is how I found out about the Clake. Once I read about how it worked I ordered it. I ordered the Clake with the pro lever and clutch assist.
    Once I got it working properly and learned how to use it. I could not be happier.
    The precision that it allows you to have in controlling the engine inertia and braking is awesome! The Clake allows me to ride faster in more control and use less energy and it makes the 449 feel more like a two stroke in the tight woods.
    As far as cost go. The Clake is a bargain. My set up cost $1020.00 mailed to my door in WA State. The EFM and LHRB would have been a bit more. For bikes that have access to the Rekluse products. The least expensive Rekluse and LHRB combo is $ 700.00 and the most exp Rekluse combo is $1200.00.
    Also consider that the Clake can be transfered to any bike and the Rekluse cannot. The Clake is a bargain. I am ordering another one for my 250f single track bike today.
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    I know this is an old thread, but I'm having problems ordering the Clake.
    It says PayPal on their website, but they don't take it.
    My credit card keeps getting rejected (even though I pre-approve).
    Any ideas to pay for it from the States?
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    Pic. Of Clake 2.
    Fantastic!
    Yes, there are handguards on it now.

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