Rekluse KTM 950/990 Adjustable Slave Cylinder

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  1. ABuck99

    ABuck99 0.0

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    Has anyone installed the Rekluse Adjustable Slave Cylinder? Looking at the parts diagram it apears to have a 3 seal piston like the Sigutech. My original slave failed today and Im looking at all options including Rekluse.

    Thanks

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  2. DuctTape

    DuctTape Been here awhile

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    So you have the stock clutch and want to use the Rekluse slave? I have the Rkluse clutch and slave and not sure why you'd want the slave with the stock clutch?
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  3. cjracer

    cjracer AWD please!!

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    You can use the Rekluse Slave with the OEM clutch.

    We have the Rekluse and Oberon Slaves available. Email if you have any questions.

    If you are looking to upgrade to the EXP system in the future, the Rekluse slave purchase now makes the most sense if you need a replacement.
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  4. ABuck99

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    Thank you-

    Ducttape- yeah rekluse states that their slave can be used as a standalone replacement to the oem slave.

    CJ- I may upgrade to the Rekluse clutch later on. What affect if any does the adjustable slave have on the stock clutch pack? Can the rekluse slave and the oberon mount be used together?

    Thx
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  5. cjracer

    cjracer AWD please!!

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    Rekluse slave/ stock clutch pack - works as OEM should, just don't put any pressure on pushrod like you would with the Rekluse EXP system installed.

    Yes, the Billet backer is a great upgrade for any LC8 engine to keep the clutch slave square with the engine for long life. I have those in orange or black.
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  6. rechenagucia

    rechenagucia Ride Safe

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    Hi:

    Can you tell me if I can fit "Quick Disconnect fuel fittings – KTM- Billet" on a 1190 Adventure R? Thanks.
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  7. KaytM

    KaytM Just a fella.

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    Not an ADV but a helpful Rekluse Install Video for the Adjustable Slave Cylinder.
    <IFRAME height=315 src="//www.youtube.com/embed/bfLl3TlQgG4" frameBorder=0 width=560 allowfullscreen></IFRAME>
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  8. AutoXfreak

    AutoXfreak Been here awhile

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    I put a Rekluse slave in mine after the stock unit failed. Run the stock clutch and works great! Hope to upgrade to the EXP soon.
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  9. JRod152

    JRod152 will work for tires

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    Positive on the friction & steel disc removal??? Of important note... the Rekluse drive plates are thinner than the OEM. I'm sure you know this if you followed the video & written instructions. Might double check, though since you seem to have a "growing" free-play gain issue. They also have a specific break-in procedure... I'm sure it's "wore in" now though.

    Check your clutch oil jet for good measure as well, to make sure it's not clogged, causing excessive heat, etc.

    Water in oil from WP seal failure?

    I'd call their customer service. They are known in this industry as one of few companies that give exceptional customer service.

    (866) 735-5873

    Best of luck. Keep us posted.
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  10. Mesjr

    Mesjr Been here awhile

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    Could it possably be air in the line ?
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  11. JRod152

    JRod152 will work for tires

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    My next thought too. I'm sure you bled it for the install.

    Only other immediate thought... Did you install the ball bearing? It can be pesky and require a bit of grease to hold in place correctly.
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  12. BigTony

    BigTony Been here awhile

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    When I first installed my Rekluse I had some slippage. I didn't notice that the outer most friction disk that rides against the pressure plate is actually different from the other friction disks (it doesn't look that different, but it's a different P/N). I had left this one out accidentally. I swapped it in to correct the problem, as well as measured the thickness of all my steels and used the thickest ones, and haven't any slippage since. Just throwing that out there since it didn't seem that clear from the Rekluse install video
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  13. Pete640

    Pete640 Long timer

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    Try re-installing the oem steels. that may remove a variable if they are still within spec.
    I have the rekluse but run the oem plates and no issues to note so far
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  14. SE Steve

    SE Steve Super Noob

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    Great I just installed a Rekluse in my 950 I hope I don't have any problems with it over the next few days. I'm going to pack the plates just in case. More crap to carry.
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    JRod152 will work for tires

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  16. SE Steve

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    So just went and broke my clutch in per the break in instructions. Clutch started slipping so bad it wouldn't push the weight of the bike up my drive way. There's no free play gain no matter how I adjust the adjuster on the clutch slave. Glad I did this before I got stuck with a loaded down bike in the middle of no were. I was very impressed when I installed it everything went right together and free play gain adjusted very easy. But now it coming back out I don't trust this now.
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  17. ebrabaek

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    A few things to check, and please bear with me, as I do not have the Rekluse in the KTM. The different part number fibrous disc pictured..... Are the tabs on the outside same with as the others. Some clutches have a narrower outside tap, that goes on the inside ( first on the basket)
    Are both these issues with the EXP 3.0 Utilizing the 6 thin Rekluse Fibrous discs....???
    If the freeplay gain moves shortly after install, then something is wrong....!!!
    I know you have already tried to contact them, but this is a matter they need to be aware of, as you will burn your clutch in a short while.
    As the EXP 3.0 with their springs is true and tried on the 950/990 I would recommend stop riding, and get a hold of them, as something is obviously wrong.
    I will bring this thread to their attention, as this is not normal. It is rare for them NOT to contact yop back. They are an excellent company.
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  18. SE Steve

    SE Steve Super Noob

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    Took the clutch apart and the center is loose it wasn't loose when I put the clutch together
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  19. SE Steve

    SE Steve Super Noob

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    I called tech support this morning. It looks like the free play gain on my bike was set to tight. I readjusted it and instead of 1 full turn to get the correct free play gain I only need 3/4. However in the process of checking adjustments I have lost the Jam nut I guess my bike is trying to tell me something so I guess I'm going to park her and ride a different one today. I'm still not 100% sure this problem won't come back but I'm going to test it out closer to home instead of a long ride.
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  20. Pete640

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    That's the clutch booster. It has another part behind that's profiled (angled). When the motor spins it created more pressure on the plates through gyroscopic forces. I have replaced mine on the 950 due to one of the 6 lugs sheering off and playing pong with other eng components
    There should be a little movement on this part in a back/forward rotational direction. No problems there
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