Happy with your Rekluse?

Discussion in 'Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc)' started by Toddwmac, Mar 26, 2010.

  1. dlh62c

    dlh62c Long timer

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    +1 on the traction. Even in the rain.

    It's also great in Stop-N-Go traffic.

    daryl
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  2. rider911

    rider911 Shortcut Navigator

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    Hey Professor Q500 could you please explain to a dumb bastard like me how bolting on a Rekluse clutch will turn my bike into a wheelie machine. Now this WILL be entertainment!

    You can probably guess the IQ of someone who owns 9 CR500s. Hope theres no Rekluses on any of them, they may become wheelie prone. :rofl
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  3. Zuber

    Zuber Zoob

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    The dirt bikes I've ridden with the Recluse clutch allowed you to run a gear higher than before. It turns a MX bike into a trials bike. You can do full lock turns very easy with no stalling.

    You may not need that 16th CS sprocket with this clutch.
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  4. summitdog

    summitdog It's an Azawakh

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    I would like to know how many have increased the size of the oil jet when incorporating the Rekluse clutch?

    Scotty
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  5. Q500

    Q500 velvet hammer

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    Who cares about IQ looks like you have established a new low for maturity....or drunkenness! Try laying of the booze and thinking when you type. I would love to know what type of bike has raised your IQ to the high point that it is. I'm certain that I will steer clear but some member in the future might find it useful.


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  6. rider911

    rider911 Shortcut Navigator

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    Bugger Q500 I was hoping to come back to a detailed explanation of the wheelie theory, which would surely put me in my place. If you were convincing in your explanation I may be tempted to buy one for my cock, should make it come up a little easier dont you think..... 10 fold I think you said. I'll probably need to get a mistress! :rofl
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  7. K2m

    K2m ....58....

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    Remove plastic hex cover from alternator cover. Use same hex wrench to turn crankshaft. Buy crankshaft locking pin (bolt) and use to locate TDC while watching cams line up. This will also hold the crank while you work.

    Not all Aussies drink, and Robin Williams is a comedian.........
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  8. pburke

    pburke Talks more than he rides

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    Rekluse is the best thing I added to my bike. Would not want to ride it without it any longer, especially in the dirt. It adds a lot of confidence in the slow stuff until you get to the speed where you actually feel the weight of the bike.

    Also fun in the city, waving at Harleys with your left hand while pulling off the line :D I love the looks on the faces of those who actually comprehend what's going on there.
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  9. LPC

    LPC ******

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    I could not get used to mine. I sold it. I probably did not give it enough time, but after 30 years dirt biking with a clutch when the going got tough my brain could not adapt and found myself instinctually using the clutch anyway. Also, with a dead battery you can not bump start it. Low speed, low rpm compression breaking the clutch would disengage. I didn't like that.

    For everyday traffic use it was great.
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  10. dblacknj

    dblacknj Master of the Obvious

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    no.

    950SE, 1200 miles on the rekluse, no major problems.
    Now I,m here at Six Days of Michigan and the clutch suddenly
    starts slipping. After a few hours of reading and examining
    the clutch... the cure is a thicker steel clutch plate.

    Sure, I'll head to Walmart and pick one up.

    On the 950 there is a recommended gap of .035 to .055
    under the pressure plate. Mine is hair less than .050 and
    it's slipping. Unless I check the gap every week, how would
    I have known such a problem was looming.

    It's coming off as soon as I get home. Might be nice for trails,
    but not for long distance trips

    dlb
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  11. Unkgd

    Unkgd Been here awhile

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    Not trying to be a smarta**, but did you readjust the clutch so that the pull back on the clutch lever is correct?

    The reason I ask, is that I had the same problem a few days after I installed the Rekluse - and went back and found I had not setup the pull back correctly.
    Reset it and it works great.
    Just asking.
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  12. crashmaster

    crashmaster ow, my balls!

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    55,000 trouble free miles on my Rekluse and I've done some very big trips with it. Its great for long trips IMO. Just carry the .78 drive plate with you.

    The Rekluse is awesome for white lining through heavy traffic, doing full lock turns dodging pedestrians and chicken carts on busy sidewalks, outstanding in big rocks and riverbeds, very nice to have in axle deep mud.

    Its one of those things that people seem to either love or hate so before you buy one I would highly recommend trying one out first.
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  13. mdfehrmann

    mdfehrmann Been here awhile

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    Made a world of difference for me. Like some one said
    the bike looses 100lbs off road untill you have to pick it up:lol3
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  14. Pete640

    Pete640 Long timer

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    As others have said - check your freeplay as per the install instructions. That may be where your problem is if its the exp 2.0
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  15. raceu2

    raceu2 Adventurer

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    I think i'm going to try one of these out myself. I don't know how you can go wrong with their guarantee!:deal
    You can bump start with the 990 model by adjusting the slave.

    Rekluse offers a 30-Day Money Back Guarantee. If for any reason you want to return a Rekluse clutch within
    the 30-Day return period
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  16. spencergt66

    spencergt66 Been here awhile

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    I loved the one on my SE going to get one for my new to me 990S
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  17. Off Road Ryder

    Off Road Ryder Long timer

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    I love them on all my dirt bikes. KTM530 yz250 smoker. But removed the one that came in my 950. Great off road, but very scary for motard style aggressive on road riding.. I dont like highlides:eek1
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  18. Alleycatdad

    Alleycatdad Unbunch yer panties!

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    I can see the issue with SM style riding, but that's a long way from how I ride on the street!

    I've been riding my 990 in places and conditions that I really have no business even being NEAR; I'm short, old, and weak, and the Rekluse really does make that much easier. Yes, when the bike is cold (or even cool...) it grabs and chatters but that's fairly easy to overcome with the lever and it's only when it's cold. The rest of the time it's really nice not ot have to manage the clutch.

    It was reallly nice in this mess not to have to manage the clutch; I was working too hard at just staying upright when starting and stopping...

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    Steve
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  19. sledstorm1

    sledstorm1 CT RAMBLER'S MC CLUB

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    Well I have a Rekluse pro in my 2 smoker, one in my sons 250F, and being a long time snowmobiler it's so easy to deal with. So when I purchased a 990 I knew I was getting one with no regret's... It really does make somethings simpler...
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  20. charlie264

    charlie264 Long timer

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    Your riding on the slab coming up to a corner too fast to make, you cut throttle off, change down a couple of gears. Are you just living on the brakes? Or is the rekluse still gripping, or like all other centrifugal clutches I’ve know, no revs...no worky.
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