Rekluse EXP

Discussion in 'Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc)' started by CrazyLegs, Dec 11, 2011.

  1. Dagwood_55

    Dagwood_55 Long timer

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    I've had mine several months now, or since they first came out. And mine shifts normal, just like if I had the OEM clutch. In fact, by now, I sometimes forget I have a Rekluse. I just use it like a normal clutch. Its just when I get into a bind, or slow speed manuvering that I use the Rekluse for its intended use.
  2. moto-treks

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    I only used the clutch to start and stop before or on technical trails. Now, with the Rekluse, I almost never touch the clutch lever.
  3. Dagwood_55

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    As I said, I use mine like a reg clutch. I don't think either of is right or wrong, you're
    Just able to do either, whatever you like.

    Tho I do have mine set up pretty tight, so the Rekluse releases slower and engages quicker. Might be why I use the clutch lever more.......
  4. moto-treks

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    Being able to use the clutch with the lever is one of the better parts of the EXP design. Since I never used the clutch to shift before the EXP I don't use it now. Riding in town is a breeze as you don't need to worry about the clutch with the stop-n-go traffic. On more challenging trails you can forget about it altogether, which is great when it's the end of the day and your a bit tired. It will be interesting to see how these hold up after a few years. My guess is a bit better as I've seen two people burn up their standard clutch. Would the EXP have helped? I'm not sure, but I am sure it would not have hurt as long as one keep their fingers off the level in the conditions that killed these two clutches.
  5. xcflyn

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    Mine chatters a little bit, I have the same effect on my 450, I never could get it perfect on the 450 but on that bike Im always givin her the beans so it isnt a big deal. With the big bike its a little annoying. Wonder if I should swap springs ? Any thoughts? Maybe I should be a little heavier on the throttle ?:evil
  6. DuctTape

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    Mine chatters on take off in the beginning but after it warms up (Maybe a mile) it goes away. I also use it like a regular clutch except in the dirt and there it makes me smile with the ease i can go slow without worrying about killing the clutch or falling over, LOL. :clap

    I bought it for the Mud but unfortunately we're in the middle of a drought. I had killed the stock clutch and thought it was a combination of me and the clay but when installing the Rekluse I checked the oil jet and found it was defective (Had a blob of metal where the hole should be. (I used a vacuum pump and large magnifying glass to verify it was sealed but a vise and drill press solved that issue.)
  7. Alleycatdad

    Alleycatdad Unbunch yer panties!

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    Yep. Chatter on startup. Once warm, no issues. Good thing is that you can just use the lever until it's ready.

    S
  8. moto-treks

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    Or try the heaver wedges. I've played with the springs and wedges and the combinations do make a difference. I now have the latest setup suggestion for Rekluse, drive plates, heavy wedges and medium springs setting. This setup works nice for the road but I think I'm going to go with the low spring setting (early engagement) for the dirt.
  9. CharlieFox

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    Once I got the Rekluse dialed in, my experience has noticed a little chatter when the bike is cold, but the chatter disappears once the bike is warmed up.

    The EXP is my favorite mod, next to the safari tanks :evil
  10. crashmaster

    crashmaster ow, my balls!

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    Jeff, FWIW I think the clutch plates will last longer with the Rekluse installed. All depends on how hard you are on the standard clutch I guess.

    I've been running the Z-start pro on my 990 for about 60,000 miles now, original clutch plates, changed the second to top drive plate thickness a couple of times, I'm on the thick one now. Still works good, but I'm going to open it up again soon and see what everything looks like.

    I tend to use the clutch when downshifting. When I get tired I tend to grind em a bit on a clutchless downshift, and that doesnt sound nice. :lol3

    If the Rekluse basket is showing wear it might be a good excuse to upgrade to an EXP if nothing more for that bump start capability. :D

    Are you bleeding Orange these days or do you still have the workhorse 1150? :D
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    The 1150 just sits in the stable :D as the 990 is being ridden 99% of the time.

    I agree, the clutch plates should last longer with the Rekluse. A few people have experienced a notching problem with the EXP after 10K miles or so. If these notches keep growing then the clutch doesn't disengage.

    [​IMG]

    I'm hoping this is as bad as they get :eek1
  12. Unkgd

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    Have had the EXP on my 990ADV for a few months and have been playing with the different settings during that time. I definitely like how it requires a lot less feathering of the clutch in technical stuff, but wasn't that happy with the downhill engine braking, as it always seemed to cut out when I needed it (even when blipping the throttle). There were a few time when I went a bit more off road than I had planned :eek1

    After talking to the folks at Rekluse tech support - great folks by the way - I recently changed the springs to the 950 low engagement set up (3 red/3silver) with the medium weights.

    Took it out today for a 70 mile ride - my dirt loop - and what a difference! Engine braking when I need, even in the really slow stuff (in first gear). And the clutch engagement was smooth - I would say fully hooked by about 2300 rpm. My warm idle is about 1300 rpm and the clutch starts grabbing about 1500 rpm

    It still chatters and drags a bit when cold - but once it warms up it is almost undetectable. At a light, I can just feel it drag once in a while. It doesn't move the bike and the bike moves back and forth as it did before. Running about 7/8 of a turn in. Had it at 1 full turn with no drag at all, but it seemed to engage a little slower.

    I like it:evil
  13. xcflyn

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    Unkgd: Sounds like the hot ticket. I think I may set mine up like yours. I also run a 15-42 final drive and am swapping to 16-47 tomorrow. Yes a tad taller but I dont really see any interstate riding. Maybe with a better engagement and getting the lower rpm compression braking without disengagement- I will step down to 16-45. The 15 counter is a little hard on the chain and I am seeing some wear on my upper guide. I think the EXP set up proper with a 16-45 would be the all around set up. Currently I have mine set so it just barely creeps with the MED set up. I use my clutch still at stops and starts and count on the EXP to help out with the technical stuff. Head out for a 5 day test Thursday :evil
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    Unkgd Been here awhile

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    Having seen pictures from some of your earlier rides - look forward to your thoughts after your 5 day ride!
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    where are you finding the 47 tooth sprocket? I just picked up a SE and am pretty sure it's 16-45. It seems when I looked at most manufacturers they only have 45 as the biggest rear sprocket for the 9x0 bikes.

    I have a rekluse in my 450 XC and love it. I think the rekluse in my 950 will be one of the only mods I do in the near future. that should help in the tight stuff...
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    Dirt Tricks makes it. Put on a new 16T ktm counter with the Dirt Tricks 47 and a new X chain. Glad I did the old counter sprocket was getting a little loose on the splines. I have to say it is pretty rock stompin torquey with this combo. Planned to head out bright and early but 2 little hurdles to get over. #1, got a small job to knock out at work. #2 I may have a water pump shaft/seal job to deal with. I thought it was condensation I was seeing in my clutch area, very cold nights with short drive to work then having the sun shining on the case - But I looked at it again before leaving work tonight and it looks like a bit more then condensation. But when I look at my oil in the tank it is not foamed up ? Anyone with a clear clutch cover see white film during the cold riding season ? :dunno
  18. cjracer

    cjracer AWD please!!

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    Clear cover and cold weather.... It's that time of year for a CJD reminder. :D

    WARM those bikes up and don't be over alarmed if you see some slime on the window. Short drives will not burn off the condensation fast enough as the temps cool down. Give a good ride, 45 min - 1 hr before you get concerned and rip into a Water pump job.

    All bikes have condensation build up, but now you can see it. Good and bad thing with this cover. :deal

    We also have 47 supersprox and 49 supersprox rears in stock, for those looking for lower gearing. :evil
  19. xcflyn

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    Thanks Craig ! I guessed that was the case. Love the cover, Real nice work on it. Maybe see ya in December if I get back "home" for the holidays.
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    cjracer AWD please!!

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    Great, Ring me up. Be nice to see you again. :freaky