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    Drag racing, horseshoes, motocross, hare scrambles, offroad

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  1. KeyKeeper

    Desert Tires

    Motoz Tractionator HT....done.
  2. KeyKeeper

    Desert Tires

    Another option that has great review is the Kenda Parker Desert.
  3. KeyKeeper

    Desert Tires

    For desert, the motoZ tractionator HT is a fantastic tire. I don't like the front though in the HT. The IT is good but edge chips on the rocks. Front, I love my AT81F 90/90 At 14#
  4. To address some of your experiences. 1. Grabby. Some of the Rekluse designs ARE prone to it. For instance the CRF450R/X bikes with the radius or core xp. They chatter and require the OEM honda judder spring to stop it. I hate it as well. The old Z start pro does not chatter and has a very smooth "soft" engagement unless you really wick the throttle. If you get the chance to try a 250/300 2T with a Zstart thats set up to grab right off the bottom, try doing some pivot wheelies. The rekluse makes them easy for even a low experience rider. Now balance has to maintain but if you have good balance you can get the front end up by just stabbing the throttle and then letting it return back to near idle. 2. Free wheel. Again, this is prone to set up. If the clutch stack is not set up with the proper clearance, engine braking goes out the window if you pull in the clutch for any sort of extended period of time (2seconds +). However if the stack has the slight drag at idle like they are supposed to (parasitic drag from the oil), then they engine brake just like a typical clutch as the clutch input/output speed stays relatively close and the centrifugal weights will stay engaged. A loose stack will provide no engine braking when the clutch lever is pulled and released unless you wing the throttle. Now can be a good or bad thing as a lot of folks dont use the clutch lever to downshift any longer and replace it with left hand rear brake. Downshifting without the clutch keeps trans input/output coupled at all times yielding engine braking like a std clutch. 3. LHRB. Get stopped on a steep uphill where you have no choice but to take your right foot off the peg to prevent falling over to the right, and then the front wheel starts sliding in a lock up condition. Tumbling down the rabbit hole eh? Left hand rear brake BINGO saves the day. Combined with the auto clutch, you can maintain stopped condition, balance, and then when you want to proceed upward, you don't have to stress that too much throttle and too quick a clutch release will send your rear wheel into a spin condition. Does #3 seem like a lazy rider? I can put a Phillips screw in with a small flat tip, it is possible with just the right amount of force and effort, but why not use a tool that makes it much easier and productive. I can ride a bike with or without the Rekluse and have a successful fun ride, I'm just less worn out using one with a Rekluse. At 42yrs old, and too many broken bones to count in the past, I'd rather ride smarter, not harder. Just my .02c
  5. While my typing leaves something to be desired, Ive seen both owl and Al shit. I would say greasy biker Al that loves busch beer and truck stop burritos probably has an owl beat in the slippery department.
  6. Biggest advantage I see to them, is on rutted steep uphills in the soft stuff. When its muddy, rainy, and slicker than Al shit, can just focus on throttle control to prevent rear wheel spin. Especially in a situation where balance is a big challenge. Sure you can feather the clutch but there is a pretty good chance you will either apply too much clutch or too much throttle for the given situation. Also, under good traction conditions on steep uphills, keeping the front wheel down is considerably easier. Last thing I wanted was my 525exc coming over on me. When the front wheel came up, i just backed off the throttle some and could dang near maintain a wheelie up a hill without the need to constantly work the clutch over. Clutch life...another plus IMO. Instead of over-revving and over-slipping the clutch which creates a ton of detrimental heat, the clutch slip/rpm are load dependent so never too much/too little applied torque unless you just whiskey throttle it and then you have no clutch slip. The real question, that's yet to be answered, is what can you do with a manual clutch that you cannot do with an auto clutch? Other than brag about your left fingers and roll starting (can be done on the newer style rekluse). I get it, they are expensive and people don't think the benefit is worth the money. Thats fine, but just ride on instead of bashing a product/device/tool that's not for you. Some people don't like steering dampers, some do. If you dont like it, dont get one. Ever use a LHRB? Try using one without a Rekluse, or a clake.
  7. @Hans Schmid You can lead a horse to water but you cant make it drink. Agree, most people that say Rekluse is junk, have never rode one that was set up properly. My 300xc came with one installed already. The old Zstart pro. Second bike Ive had with one. My buds Polaris Outlaw had the Zstart too and I hated it. Was like a drag car stall converter. He raced that quad and due to weight, the "stall" range helped him a lot on corner exits. Sure he could feather the clutch, but there isnt a person alive that can be as precise as a static set mechanical device when it comes to consistency. Do I need one? No. Do I like having one? Yes. Am I a lazy rider? Some days yes, some no. Whats funny is so many people that drop dime on a lectron seem to hate rekluse. Call rekluse riders lazy, but buy a carb because they dont know how to jet a carb properly. *eats popcorn* Next up, Rotella yay or nay?
  8. KeyKeeper

    07 RM 250: what's it worth?

    Offroad? $hit for $4k you can find a 08+ KTM 300XC for that. theres an 09 45min from where I live for $2,400! If I didn't already have one, I'd be scooping it up.
  9. KeyKeeper

    KTM 300 XC 2009

    Great woods weapon
  10. KeyKeeper

    KTM 300 XC (2009)


    Great woods weapon
  11. KeyKeeper

    2 Stroke oil???

    What main jet?
  12. KeyKeeper

    2 Stroke oil???

    @shrubitup Little off topic but what year is your 300? Just curious if I should entertain JD jet kit on my pwk. Im on stock jetting and seems to work well so not sure if there would be any performance gain or off idle transition improvement. I dropped to the 48T rear since i have the XC gearbox and the off idle transition is not as smooth as I'd like it. Only mods are gnarly pipe, TC2 can, and VF4 rad kit.
  13. KeyKeeper

    The 300 Club

    Wish they made those frame guard/grips for the 2008-2010 generation katooms.
  14. KeyKeeper

    2 Stroke oil???

    I ran it at 45:1 in my 300 and it slobbered like all get out. I wasn't exactly getting on the pipe much though since I was not used to the bike. I then mixed the last of it at 50:1 and it quit slobbering and throttled cleaner. I'm now running the dominator at 60:1 and absolutely no slobber and bike runs crisper and idles more consistent. I am now used to the bike enough I installed the red spring so not a very good comparison but it is what it is. Jetting is 100% stock on the factory PWK carb. One noticeable thing is when I first got the bike and rode it a handful of times, the fan would come on quite often on the tight stuff. Set to 180f trip temp. Last 2 times I rode it with the 60:1 and 98f ambient temp, the fan never came on one time. Ran around 172-178f. Have not pulled the plug to look at it.
  15. KeyKeeper

    The 300 Club

    Hell those rims and tripples alone! Sweet looking machine!