Rekluse Auto Clutch for F800GS

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  1. HappyHighwayman

    HappyHighwayman Been here awhile

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    I think it's pretty cool and I now understand it. I'd be curious to try it out, but unfortunately as noted, not available.
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  2. High Country Herb

    High Country Herb Adventure Connoiseur

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    This answered part of my question. Can you leave the override lock on while riding if you wish to use the bike like a traditional clutch, say for sport riding in the twisties?

    Not that there would ever be enough market for them to produce one for my Aprilia, but that kind of flexibility would sure be awesome. When I go off road on my supermoto, its lots clutch work. I might even factor in the Rekluse when choosing my next bike.
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  3. toro618

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    With this auto clutch you still have to manually shift gears....you must still select the proper gear using your foot and left finger. However, it relieves the need to fan the clutch in technical sections. If you're trying to squeeze between trees in the the wrong gear the bike will most likely stall. So as always the bike will still need to be in the right gear for the clutch to work.
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  4. Cambi

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    Watch this video starting at 04:20 - the rider falls in 3rd gear - No stall - Jumps back on and go...
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FF3F2srvYPY&feature=player_embedded

    Now, how can we proactively tell those guys (Rekluse) that we want this clutch option for the F800GS?
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  5. ScienceOfDirt

    ScienceOfDirt U-Boat Rider

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    Maybe you could post the contact info, and who you talked to. That might get a few lurkers to call who are on the fence.
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  6. Maxacceleration

    Maxacceleration Off the grid

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    No doubt. I think you can run a gear or two high with these. To me, nice of you could run a gear high on some technical sections and keep potential wheelspin down.

    Me too.

    Funny thing, I rode my low ground clearance 658 on the OBDR last summer with STOCK gearing which some say not to do.
    The bike went straight up and straight down some pretty fowl stuff.
    I had to trust my 658 to run (and pull) at idle rpm's.
    It did it very well - I never had to slip the clutch.

    But I am coming around to the idea that the Rekluse auto clutch could be a very fine add to our 658/800's.
    We'll see if it comes about.
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  7. toro618

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    I spoke with them yesterday and today. What I was told today is Rekluse is currently on a 6 week back order with all their current units, and unitll they clear that they will not be able to begin any new R&D work. I was told to call back in about 6 months....my reply was I am going to keep bothering you guys every day for 6 months :D....he laughed and said that's fine but they're really very back up.
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  8. Motorfiets

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    bump.... any word on what happened to bugging rekluse? :ear
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  9. toro618

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    I am still trying. The more people call them with interest the higher on the "to do list" we will rise. Based on my conversation with Rekluse, it seems the KTM boys have their engineers working overtime.
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  10. Motorfiets

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    just sent them an email offering my bike as a loaner we'll see what happens....

    thinking about buying the EXP for the 990 and trying to build my own off that.... hell it can't be that hard? :huh
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  11. ebnelson

    ebnelson Frozen rider

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    I have a new Rekluse clutch for a g650x unopened in the box. I've been wondering how different the f800 clutch is to the g650. Both bikes are Aprillas. I'm guessing the f800 clutch is a bit more beefy. Unfortunately, they look different in the part fiche.
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  12. OlyRider

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    I have a Rekluse on my KTM 450 EXC and would love to have one on my F800GS.

    But here's why....On the KTM, the clutch lever has been replaced with a left-hand rear-brake lever. I *love* that thing!!!! I have no feel with my Sidi Force boots, but I can really feel the rear wheel with just two fingers.

    Also, on the KTM, I've been stranded halfway up a steep hill behind stalled riders. With the Rekluse, the "wait and get-going-again" is ridiculously easy. Makes me look like I know what I am doing!
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  13. Motorfiets

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    News - called today today and talked with Charles - he says they are backlogged and have been backlogged for a year now so he does not see any chance of producing a rekluse for the 800. He did however mention that they did some R&D work a few years back on the 800 series motor particualary the street bike range.

    Question - the 800 motor is the same motor in the f800s, f800st, and f800r correct?
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  14. LukasM

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    Yup, the clutch is the same on R/S/ST/GS.
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  15. Motorfiets

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    suhweet.... :freaky
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  16. Camel ADV

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    Thought you sold the F8?

    I've emailed Rekluse 3 times about an F8 set-up over a 2yr time frame but never got a reply on any of them.
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  17. JGoody

    JGoody Been here awhile

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    Is it the same clutch on the F650GS (twin) ?
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  18. LukasM

    LukasM Long timer

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    Yes, except for the cams the F650GS and F800GS engines are 100% the same.
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  19. Snowy

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    Were they not actually a Rotax powerplant?

    I emailed Recluse and got told simply "No, we have no plans to do a kit for an F800".

    Which was just another nail in the coffin for the F800 for me.
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  20. LukasM

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    Yeah both engines were made and designed by Rotax, although BMW has now outsourced production of the 644 to Loncin in China.

    I don't really think anybody is ever going to adapt a Rekluse made for another bike to the F8, even if the manufacturer is the same. There are too many dimensions that need to be exact so you might as well produce an entirely new clutch.
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