School me on LHRB setups

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  1. Bowhunter

    Bowhunter Single Trackin' & Stick & Stringin'

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    I just picked up a Rekluse EXP 3.0 for the old Katie M, and wanted to get a LHRB to fully complement the auto clutch. I'm kind of up in the air right now as to which one I want to go with.

    The four options that I've found are:

    1. Ox-Brake: http://www.ox-brake.com/
    2. Rekluse LHRB: https://rekluse.com/product/brake-kit-dual-actuated/
    3. Clake SLR: http://www.clake.com.au/slr/
    4. Smokn LHRB: http://www.smokn.co.uk/store/ktm-left-hand-rear-brake-kits/left-hand-rear-brake-hydraulic-kit-1-ktm
    I'm kind of leaning towards the Clake SLR because nobody really has anything negative to say about it other than the price of the unit. I was wondering what everyone's thoughts and experiences were with any of these setups, and why they chose what they did? Also if there was any LHRB setups that I was forgetting about as well.
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  2. Bowhunter

    Bowhunter Single Trackin' & Stick & Stringin'

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    I can't believe that none of you FF's have a LHRB?
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  3. Oddfellow

    Oddfellow Beasty Rider Supporter

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    I have a Recluse LHRB on my 2005 XR650R and I love it!
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  4. kenstone

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    I bought a master cylinder, and brake line off ebay, made the adaptor myself, and have less than $50 in the whole setup.
    I've done that for both a DRZ400 and CRF250x, which use a different adaptor, from a KTM though.
    The adaptor is the critical part, but know that stunters use a LHRB too, and adaptors are for sale, out there in their world.
    I didn't like the kit's that use a bicycle lever (Rekluse) and the others are too expensive for my taste.
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  5. EnduroAmerica

    EnduroAmerica YouTube.com/enduroamerica

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    I have a new in the box rekluse kit for sale $275 shipped. I bought two kits anticipating buying a freeride and never bought it. Fits KTM husky and husabergs.
    The lhrb is amazing. Many situations where it is beneficial if your into enduro riding. Once you have one every bike you own will have one thereafter.
    Here's a pic on my 250xc-w

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  6. renogeorge

    renogeorge Let's ride!! Supporter

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    If you don't want to retain the clutch lever and rear brake pedal, you can use clutch master and lever for rear brake. Remove lines from rear master and clutch slave. Tie them together with manifold. I prefer the Ox brake as I retain clutch lever and only use the Ox Brake rear as a hill holder...
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  7. Bowhunter

    Bowhunter Single Trackin' & Stick & Stringin'

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    I ended up going with the Clake SLR with the dual control setup so I can retain the foot lever.

    Now I just have to wait the 6 weeks for delivery.

    What has anybody else had as far as wait time from Clake?
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  8. OKDQ

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    You made a wise choice.
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  9. Bowhunter

    Bowhunter Single Trackin' & Stick & Stringin'

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    I ended up receiving my SLR over the weekend and got it all installed now, but can't seem to get it bled. I let it sit over night last night thinking that the air would self bleed out of the line by itself to no avail.

    Anybody have any tips for bleeding these out?
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  10. The Bruise

    The Bruise Brapologist.....all about the Brappp!

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    zip tie the levers overnight???.....or a horse medicine syringe needleless(tractor supply along with 1/4" hose ).....attach hose and back bleed ....just a thought
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  11. Bowhunter

    Bowhunter Single Trackin' & Stick & Stringin'

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    I already tried to zip tie the levers overnight already, but no luck. My better half is a veterinarian, so she is bringing me home a syringe to try tonight.
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  12. TigerTanker

    TigerTanker Husqurducycle

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    You ever get that thing all sorted out?
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  13. biggziff

    biggziff Funk Soul Bruvah

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    I'm pleased with the Rekluse LHRB on my 500 EXC.
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  14. ohgood

    ohgood Just givver tha berries !!!

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    remove brake caliper and hang it higher than the master, then bleed it.

    air goes up;-)
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  15. Bowhunter

    Bowhunter Single Trackin' & Stick & Stringin'

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    Yes sir I did. I ended up having the old lady bring me home a syringe from work (she's a veterinarian), and back bleeding it. Worked damn good. The only way to bleed small master cylinders like the Clake has.
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  16. TigerTanker

    TigerTanker Husqurducycle

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    I'm going to do clake 2 on these two hotties.
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  17. MX Engineer

    MX Engineer Alta Redshift MXR is the best dirt bike ever made!

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    Funny I forgot to comment how I do it. I have like ~4 bikes with those LHRBs, and I've done it multiple times. I bleed them using a vacuum brake bleeder that I bought at a local car parts store. Looks just like this:

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  18. Rodzilla

    Rodzilla Little short for a Stormtrooper

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    Have an OX Brake on my old RFS KTM. Works great, elegant and simple. Not one bad thing to say about it. Well except I'm a chronic rear brake dragger, and on occasion I'll go for the LHRB and it seems like it's not hooked up...but that's because I'm already dragging the rear with my foot! Duh.
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  19. B1

    B1 Carbon-based bipedal

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    got a quick ride on a bike with an ox-brake. i like how simple it is to fit and of course the cost, at US$150 it's the cheapest by far. this is a review done by the guy who owns the husky with this setup.



    if you've got the money to spend then the clake SLR is a lot more powerful, has better ergos and has a better feel to it. i had a few rides on a bike with one of these.

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  20. Yard Sale

    Yard Sale let's be bad guys

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    What else ya got? Mountain bike MC setups? Dirt bike clutch MC setups?
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