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Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by Britmick, May 4, 2007.
Thanks for the reply. I'll check it out and post what the problem was.
Thanks for the link.
Maybe I am confused, but what are you talking about? I have never heard of an auto clutch....well an automobile clutch, but I don't think that is what you are talking about as that wouldn't make any sense.
There are a number of aftermarket auto clutches out there for motorcycles although the DRZ don't come standard with them.
I have one of the TT FCR39MX carbs. It adds ALOT of throttle response, and about 3-5 hp on a stock engine, but really likes a big bore kit,cams, and a SSW pipe. Then your DRZ will be a monster. Its expensive at almost $600 bux though.
Hey fellas, so does this mean the Corbin seat for the DRZ mounts up with no probs when using the Clark tank?
Very happy with mine.
Thanks. In my opinion that has to be the lamest thing you could ever do to your bike. It seems to turn a bike with a manual transmission into a mini-bike with a centrifugal clutch with 5 speeds. I guess it is like training wheels for an adult bike.
You've never used one huh?
I rode the Sandy Lane Enduro on my KTM 450 with the stock clutch one year and added a Rekluse z-Start Pro for the next year.
It made a world of difference.
It made it less fatiguing to ride so you could ride faster.
I still got my ass handed to me but I had more fun because of that Rekluse.
I have ridden 2 bikes equiped with the Rekluse auto clutch and the left hand rear brake (LHRB) and i have to say man what a difference it makes! You never have to use the clutch or have to worry about stalling the engine ever again. And when in tight right hand down hill switch backs all you have to do is use 2 fingers on the rear brake and ride right thru the switch back with worring about how am I going to do this AND use the rear brake.
As soon as I can afford to get one I will put that setup on my DRZ!
My setup leaves the clutch lever in tact.
You could still use it although it has no effect at low RPM.
I didn't have the left hand brake but that must be pretty convenient also.
I like the looks of that, I'm assuming it doesn't use the stock spacer does it ?
Any advice out there regarding my temp light coming on? 2004 DRZ with 4,500 miles on it..mint condition. Rode about 20 miles and light flickered and came on...fan did not come on & when it cooled off I checked coolant level..all good. If you have any suggestions please PM me.....thanks!
No sir It does not. You will need shorter bolts and it eliminates the spacer. Saves a good chunk of weight as a bonus... The seller is a nice fella as well.
I have been looking into handlebar mounted headlights and was wondering if any of you fellas had tried these lights?
My DRZ project has slowed down a bit because I took a fairly hard hit from an event that involved a Big Bertha Innertube, a High HP boat, and a generous use of Throttle from the driver. I am hoping I will be able to take it easy for a week or two and get back to work on it. My ribs are bruised and I am hoping they arent cracked. I dont have any bruising visible so I am hoping thats a good sign.
Feedback on these lights appreciated. Thanks Naq for the encouragement on the Trailtech 8 inch options. I appreciate the info on the Lynx as well Jettn Jim. They are still on the short list.
Start by thoroughly flushing (including forced reverse-flushing) your cooling system.
Replace coolant with silicon-free motorcycle coolant, Maxima or similar.
Test your fan's thermostatic switch. It should make contact when placed in boiling hot water.
Test your fan by connecting it to 12V DC.
OOPS missed the part about PMing...
Here is what I have to work with for mounting something like that, so I may have to fab a lower triple tree mounting bracket for the flat mount option, or remove my crossbar from my Renthals which i am fairly sure that will drop durability by alot. I had to have these risers and they were only available for 7/8 bars. I could bore them for Protapers, but then that wastes these bars, and I have to switch handguard mounts as well. So I am kind of stuck with 7/8 bars here.
Well in my opinion, one of the major parts of riding a motorcycle is using the clutch and shifting. There are completely automatic bikes out there as well, but that is not what I purchased or wanted. I can understand the benefit for people that don't have the coordination to use a clutch and shift, but I thought that is what they made scooters for.
I guess if someone is worried on how they can use the rear brake with their foot, that might be helpful, but then again we are not talking about an axillary rear break lever, we are talking about an auto clutch.
I don't think you get it. Autoclutches are made for fast offroad racing. It has nothing to do with coordination. It has to do with going very fast over very challenging terrain. Maybe this will help you understand. FMF/KTM Race Team members all use Rekluse autoclutches. Yeah, the reigning enduro national champion doesn't have enough coordination to use his clutch, but I guess he gets lucky and wins races anyways. :huh
One of the really cool things is that your opinion about the auto clutch is entirely irrelevant. And, I mean that in a good way. You are quite free to not buy one.
I also encourage you to not give a shit when someone else *does* buy one. Thanks!
In my opinion, an auto clutch and two hand brakes would be pretty slick for tight single-track. There are times when you don't dare use the front brake - down a hill in loose soil - but you may also need your right foot to stay upright. Or, perhaps you just spun out climbing a hill and have to back down. Now you might really need both the rear brake and your right foot!
Sure, we've done this for 50+ years without an auto clutch and a hand-operated rear brake. We've also navigated forever without a GPS but I bet you have one...
Auto-clutch are awsome z only bad thing about them is that they're to damn expensive, i like z idea of having a left lever for my rear brakes anyway, it really helps when u get stock in a nasty:eek1 uphill and need to take off again, we got plenty of those here in AZ.