Rekluse Auto Clutch for F800GS

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

  1. SOP Dirt-Rider

    SOP Dirt-Rider Been here awhile

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    It's still a manual and the lever still functions as a lever, unlike other ACs this one even has the ability to bump start with a couple turns of the adjuster. The clutch shines on tighter technical stuff. If a person were to live on pavement and gravel roads ignore the Rekluse. If you want to explore some single track???

    I for one am happy Rekluse is taking their time getting it right and that someone with the engine mods is doing the testing. If soomeone wanted a lighter pull after install I would recomend a hydraulic clutch because she is much firmer once installed, but since it is the rare moment you pull the lever in it is no big deal.

    If my YZ450F is a scooter, I reckon I'm "Scooter Trash":evil
  2. Pete-NZ

    Pete-NZ Been here awhile

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    I have just put a Rekluse EXP in my XT660R even though Rekluse would have you beleave
    they don't make them for the XT660... But they do..just list it as a WR450 EXP..
    The XT660 & WR450 share the same friction plates...
    now I have just got to get it tuned in for the lower/slower reving XT motor..
    Going to try the heavy wedge weights..But it works pretty dam good as it is now..
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  3. Motorfiets

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    He has used one. The prototype.

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  4. jttele

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    You did get me, but........................
    You'll burn in he double hockey sticks for that one for sure!:rofl
  5. Hamish71

    Hamish71 Been here awhile

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    I last looked at this thread in October last year.....its still not in production?
  6. ebrabaek

    ebrabaek Long timer

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    Not yet. I had a small setback in my testing, and further testing with a new model is needed.... Rightfully so. Remember the reason we beta test these things are so all corks are eliminated before they get to the market. I call this one Small, but significant. I applaud Rekluse for not jumping the gun releasing it premature, like the bike was, by BMW.
  7. Freewolf

    Freewolf n00b

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    thanks ebrabaek,
    but for the actual F800 the testing is stopped?
  8. ebrabaek

    ebrabaek Long timer

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    Temporary yes.....but as som as they turn the new gen. EXP I will asume the testing. All I can say is that it was good that it was tested brutally. I will shed more light....as I am allowed, and they get close to production.
  9. SOP Dirt-Rider

    SOP Dirt-Rider Been here awhile

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    I'll take a stab at it. Odd wear patterns in the slots for the wedges. To the point the clutch cant fully engage, almost there and not noticeable when holding a steady speed but on technical sections it becomes noticeable.

    I bet it's as easy a fix as better/differant housing material.
  10. ebrabaek

    ebrabaek Long timer

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    No..... Not even close......:D:D:D. After about 1000 miles, the EXP had very little wear, nothing to worry about. As my video's notate, I tried to break it. Sorry.... Next.....:lol3:lol3:freaky
  11. mapuda

    mapuda Crash Tested

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    I am almost at the end of my clutch adjustment at 57k miles. Hope we get the production Rekluse before I have to shell out $350 for BMW kit.

    Thanks for testing this Erling! :thumb
  12. ebrabaek

    ebrabaek Long timer

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    Yeppers.... Just remember the Rekluse EXP replaces 3 fibrous disc's and Two metal discs..... There are a total of Nine of each in there, so If they are worn out...... you still need to stock up on new stockers..... Sorry.:eek1
  13. Freewolf

    Freewolf n00b

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    Nooo...i am very disheartened. But, the test is stopped and the clutch is in sale?

    :cry:cry:cry:cry:cry:cry
  14. ebrabaek

    ebrabaek Long timer

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    Test is halted, as I am waiting on the new style EXP. It is not for sale yet.
  15. Snowy

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    You're a tease.

    False hope abounds. Hehehehe.

    I just wrecked my knee so I'll be sitting around with nothing to do for a while.
  16. ebrabaek

    ebrabaek Long timer

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    Sorry, but it is a tall fence to strattle. I don't mean to be a tease....but have comfort in the fact that a great product will aid the 8GS when they release it. It will all make sense, and you will nod when I can spill the beans. Your knee...... what happened. That's a bummer.:freaky:freaky
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    I went to Fiji and stayed in the Sheraton for my 25th wedding anniversary.

    Day 1, wife buys me a rum based beverage and I go to swim across resort "adults only" pool to collect same.....knee dislocates.

    Old injury that my grunt days didn't help. I twisted it and wiggled it and it appeared to go back in, full range of movement, can't stand on leg.

    Torn anterior cruciate and soft tissue damage.

    6 weeks until my Cape York bike trip.

    My lucky streak is running red hot.


    I can spend $1000 on MRI's and then another $6000 on a rec....or I can buy a pair of Asterix knee braces and just harden the fuck up.

    Worst case....I'll wreck my knee. I don't see a down side.:lol3
  18. ebrabaek

    ebrabaek Long timer

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    Should have picked the Tequila.... Nothing happens when you sip Tequila..... Rum on the other hand....:D
    6 weeks to heal... I'm sure you'l make it. :clap:clap:freaky:freaky
  19. Hamish71

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    Ahh....the Army....14yrs of service and all I have are memories....and 2 fucked knees, an ankle that appears to be made of rubber, a back that is sometimes straight, a chin full of scars from Mr. Fifty, and some pox between my toes that hasnt gone away in the 12 yrs since. :) :fyyff
    But I wouldnt change much of it!.

    You should know that nobody dances with the Bundy Bear and comes away unscathed.


    So, cape trip...tell us more.
  20. dirtdadx

    dirtdadx Noob ad Infinitum

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    I just smoked the clutch on my F650GS twin. It slips badly at around 4500 rpm, getting worse all the time. So I called Rekluse. Here are some bullet points I get from them, as best as I understood, and as much as they can be believed.

    1) They are coming out with a clutch for the F800GS (I am sure it will also work with the F650GS) in 30 days.

    2) It is one of the models that uses more stock components (I can't remember which one, the EXP?) so it won't be as expensive as some of the other options

    3) For the work I am having done to my clutch right now, it won't matter, all of the parts that likely need repair/replacement would need to be replaced if I got the Rekluse, i.e. I won't be losing much by getting the clutch fixed now, then adding the Rekluse later. Maybe a little in labor I guess.

    Seems to me that something like the Rekluse is the way to tame a big bike for off road use. I probably smoked the clutch due to how much I used the clutch off road, and you really need to. The big twin is hard to modulate at low speeds with the throttle only, it wants to lurch and lunge everywhere.

    But will the Rekluse be more durable than a regular clutch slipping a lot? Or will it wear out just as fast if you ride slow off road a lot?