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  1. renegade

    Rekluse report

    Wow, it's about time that you got that thing installed! Hey, I've been away for a while; what do you guys talk about these days?
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    Do yourself a favor and do some searches in the yz4xx and the cr450f forums on auto clutches, and educate yourself some as to the differences, and the feedback from the owners. My personal bias is towards the rekluse. It is simpler [less parts to wear and tear and go wrong], less expensive, backed by LEGENDARY customer service, and quite frankly is the hottest selling autoclutch out there, for many reasons.
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    Rekluse or revlok clutches?

    My new toy:
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    Rekluse or revlok clutches?

    Hey Bill. I haven't yet acquired the left hand brake lever yet. This summer I have spent both money and time on a new mountain bike, and enjoying it immensely, so....soon, just not very soon!
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    Rekluse or revlok clutches?

    You can have as much engine braking as a bike equiped with a standard clutch, depending on where in the rpm range you set the engagement/stall speed. I have engine braking all the way down to idle. Why don't you make a drive over here to the Boulder area, and try my bike? Bring the GTO, so I can try it out!
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    Rekluse or revlok clutches?

    Here's some older threads for info; http://www.thumpertalk.com/forum/showflat.php?Cat=0&Board=UBB12&Number=657046&fpart=&PHPSESSID= http://www.thumpertalk.com/forum/showflat.php?Cat=0&Board=UBB3&Number=799956&fpart=&PHPSESSID= http://www.thumpertalk.com/forum/showflat.php?Cat=0&Board=UBB12&Number=832228&fpart=&PHPSESSID= http://www.thumpertalk.com/forum/showflat.php?Cat=0&Board=UBB29&Number=862209&fpart=&PHPSESSID= That should get you started. If you have any questions for me, you might pm me rather than post; I don't check in here as often as I use to.
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    For those with a Rekluse Z Start....

    You shift when the transmission is unloaded; when the engine is neither accelating or decelerating. For upshifts, you shift right after backing off the throttle from your accelaration. For downshifts, you blip the throttle slightly and shift. Properly done, this doesn't harm your transmission. The z-start is a wonderfull thing.
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    another z-start question?

    heavier spring for track/motocross, lighter spring for trails/enduro. And if you have a good sense of torqing fasteners without a torq wrench, you'll be fine without one.
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    What has happened to the WR forum?

    School starts in a few weeks; maybe all the trolls will go back to school to work on their spelling.
  10. renegade

    Rekluse Clutch (Auto)

    yes, it does roll in gear with the engine off, but when it's in gear, there is some drag compared to rolling it in neutral. Usually, the only time I put my bike in neutral is when the ride is over, and I'm parking the bike in my garage. Since I can start the bike in gear, I don't look for neutral very often. For many of us z-start owners, finding neutral WITH the engine running isn't very easy, but it's allmost unnecessary.
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    Rekluse Clutch (Auto)

    [quote Cool! I was about to put one on my bike when I went Canyon Diving and smashed me leg, and it kinda got put on a back burner as I had a bone sticking outa me. One thing you guys are not telling me about (which is VITAL to survival where I ride ) is steep steep declines and engine-braking. Does it still work like this? How do you downshift without the clutch under a heavy, steep, downhill load? I love the idea of a clutchless bike. I'm hopping on and off mine more than I am doing any speedy stuff. OH! How does it behave on the street?? With the rekluse [ z-start] you can easily adjust at what engine rpm your clutch engages or disengages. My clutch is set to engage right above idle so, as long as I'm not at idle rpm, I have engine bracking. Even if your rpm dropped to idle, a quick little blip of the throttle will re-engage your drivetrain. Downshifts are performed with a quick little blip of the throttle as well, to unload the transmission prior to shifting. The z start, in my opinion, is the best value in an autoclutch, a well thought out product, and legendary customer service. By far, the best $400 I ever spent on my bike.
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    Trailer Hitch Bike Carriers

    Before anyone buys an add-a-bike, read this thread, particularly my posts: http://www.thumpertalk.com/forum/showflat.php?Cat=0&Board=UBB12&Number=488064&Forum=UBB12&Words=add%20a%20bike&Match=Entire%20Phrase&Searchpage=0&Limit=25&Old=allposts&Main=488064&Search=true#Post488064
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    New guy... New bike...

    Your wife rides an R1? Kick ass! Welcome to TT. Got any money for upgrades? Let us help you spend it!
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    Help with Rekluse clutch-please

    Guys, my recomendation is to NOT put loctite on the m3's, I have been operating for 15 months without loctite with no problems, AND I can remove those screws without problems.
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    Please help me choose!

    When have I not been nice? #3 As I've discovered with my "hot wheels style flame graphics", they're "temporary". After you get tired of them, it's time for another facelift!