Rekluse Auto Clutch for F800GS

Discussion in 'Parallel Universe' started by toro618, Apr 18, 2012.

  1. lbever

    lbever IAMX454

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    No, I have used Rekluse clutches in the last 3 KTM dirt bikes I have owned. Never replaced any clutch components in any of them. Used correctly a Rekluse will not reduce clutch life. Leave the bike in to tall a gear and pin the throttle making the clutch slip excessively, you would fry the clutch plates very quickly. The same thing would happen with a manual clutch.

    Personally I don't see a much need for one on my Super Tenere. I did a 10 day trip to Colorado and Moab last year on my Super Tenere and got into some fairly difficult terrain. I don't think a Rekluse would have help much at all. The bike has a very low 1st gear and has so much power and torque I never felt that is would stall at low RPMs.

    However I don't know if that is the case with the BMW 800's. While observing the field events at the BMW GS challenge in Moab last summer, several competitors were having problems stalling the GS800s that BMW supplied. Once the clutches got hot, the clutch would not engage until the clutch lever was almost all the way out.
    Hard to say, but the competitors might have benefited from a Rekluse under those circumstances.
  2. wizze

    wizze Wizze = Wise

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    I have been lurking for awhile. I can say that the Rekluse in mt KTM is worth its weight in gold. I have gone down on the 800 because of stalling after crossing a log, etc. The average 800 rider may not need this but for somebody using the 800 for its intended rim-bending purpose, life will get a lot better. It's a top heavy pig sometimes and not worrying about the clutch will make it a trials bike...almost. :D

    Thanks for the teaser vid. You can hear no clutch use just the Rekluse do its job. I am excited and may need to get on the list. Is there a list yet? NO? Well then its starts behind me. :lol3 My main attribute in testing is that if it can be broken then I will find it quickly dispachted from being serviceable

    Good Luch and keep us posted every 15 mins or so unless thats not enough?
  3. ebrabaek

    ebrabaek Long timer

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    He he.......:D:D:D

    <a href="<iframe width=" 560"="" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/0Tr167YDgZw" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="">"><a href="<iframe width=" 560"="" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/0Tr167YDgZw" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen=""><iframe src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/0Tr167YDgZw" allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" width="560"></iframe>
  4. OBD

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    Not sure i understand what's going on in the video.
    Why couldn't you make it the rest of the way up the hill?
    Rocks? Clutch slippage? And why pull in the clutch lever at the top of the hill? Wouldn't the auto clutch take over once you chopped the throttle?
    Seems like a handful of throttle would had you easily over the top.
    Not critiquing your riding, just trying to figure out what's going on.
  5. ebrabaek

    ebrabaek Long timer

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    I cannot comment on the clutch yet, but what you cannot see is the 40-50 deg. steepness, of the area that I stopped. Secon the last up and over, decieves you as well, as it was close to 60 deg at the step ups. Note that with both front and rear tire blocked with the brake.... I was beginning to slide backwards when I stopped intil my rear tire stopes on a 6 inch rock. I did not have to pull the clutch.... Old habits. No worries on the critique. :D:D without commenting on this setup, was trying to illustrate a few benefits on the auto clutch. Both going up, and down.
  6. ebrabaek

    ebrabaek Long timer

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    As many ask what will this clutch do for me, on a big adventure bike, I will say many things. At some point, in the not too distant future, I will discuss this specific bike, along with a new write up that has all the goodies. But rather to bore you with those details, I will post a link to my three latest video's, of a ride we did this past week end. It entails just about all kinds of terrain one will find on a dual sport ride. If you want to see how the ride went, and perhaps identify if this is something you do, or wanted to do, have a look at the small embedded tests that goes on... Like start on the steep slope of a dirt hill climb....etc. I can assure you that the clutch lever is NOT used from neutral to first..... But is in all other gears. It does not have to, but that is just me. Enjoy the ride, and all I can say right now, is sooner than later. :D:D
    Part one....
    <a href="<iframe width=" 560"="" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/XAIb9NOmyQ8" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="">"><a href="<iframe width=" 560"="" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/XAIb9NOmyQ8" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen=""><iframe src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/XAIb9NOmyQ8" allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" width="560"></iframe>
  7. ebrabaek

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    Part two....
    <a href="<iframe width=" 560"="" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/MG5JEx37TF8" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="">"><a href="<iframe width=" 560"="" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/MG5JEx37TF8" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen=""><iframe src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/MG5JEx37TF8" allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" width="560"></iframe>
  8. ebrabaek

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    Part Three....
    <a href="<iframe width=" 560"="" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/aWBb0cdQVFY" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="">"><a href="<iframe width=" 560"="" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/aWBb0cdQVFY" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen=""><iframe src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/aWBb0cdQVFY" allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" width="560"></iframe>
  9. goodburbon

    goodburbon Been here awhile

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    I want one.
  10. ebrabaek

    ebrabaek Long timer

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    Sooner than later.....:D:D
  11. SOP Dirt-Rider

    SOP Dirt-Rider Been here awhile

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    Not soon enough:ear:ear:ear
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    Erling has turned out to be a real tease.
  13. Freewolf

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    Hi to all!
    any news for f800 ?
    From rekluse web site isn't a product for f800.
    Is possibile mount the F650GS clutch model?

    Many thanks!
  14. ebrabaek

    ebrabaek Long timer

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    Sorry Amigo...... You dont know how hard it is to keep my mouth shut. But in honoring Rekluse's request..... I am. They want to make sure that the EXP is tweaked best for the 8GS. The EXP is a true and tried product, but in adapting it to the 8GS, they want to beta it, understandably so. :clap
  15. ebrabaek

    ebrabaek Long timer

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    We are testing it before they release it. It will fit the 650 twin as well. You don't see it yet, simply because it is not released yet. Hold on.... It won't be long.:D:D
  16. SOP Dirt-Rider

    SOP Dirt-Rider Been here awhile

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    I sure wish ya would put some more miles on her:evil Toasted the clutch this weekend, could save a bit on a few less fibers and the EXP:eek1 Have any fibers you would be interested in parting with???
  17. Freewolf

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    it is fantastic!!! :clap

    I recommend you... test it also on F800ST (is possible, though i think if that it is equal ) hehehe :thumb

    many thanks!
  18. ebrabaek

    ebrabaek Long timer

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    Ha ha..... You loose three when you install the EXP. Down from 9, which still leaves 5 to be bought.... Sorry...:D
  19. ebrabaek

    ebrabaek Long timer

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    In theory, it should fit all the 800 twins...... As they share the same clutch basket.:evil
  20. BELSTAFF

    BELSTAFF ADV NOMAD

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    Would you please get off the keyboard & go do some testing,:deal
    inquiring minds---- (and those of us without)----want to know :lol3