I wanted to get an idea about the Rekluse Pro Z-start clutch set.
Little background, since I dont see many people talk about it you might not know that this is an "auto clutch". Instead of using a lever, your RPMs control your clutch engagement. A bunch of ball bearings ride in individual channels and as the RPMs increase and decrease the bearings move in and out pressing and relieving pressure on the pressure plate causing your clutch to engage and disengage depending on how much throttle you give it. Max RPM is max engagement.
Now if you think it slips I encourage you to start reading from users and the Rekluse website (Rekluse Motor Sports - Motorcycle Auto Clutch for Dirt Bikes, ATVs and Harley-Davidsons). So long as you arent in 4th gear at 10MPH you arent destroying your clutch.
The reason im bringing all this up and sounding like a Rekluse rep is because during long distance cross country or enduro races the clutch gets to be a handful. Your hands get tired of actuating it, then you stall. Or the lever slips on a hillclimb and you stall or hammer the throttle to recover and the bike flies out from under you....its a pain. This clutch is smooth and doesnt jerk you around.
Final point is cold start launches. From a stopped motor to holeshot is no easy task. The clutch allows the rider to simply hit start and hammer the throttle. The smooth engagement makes the launch seamless and easy, not to mention quicker.
Now a lot of 450 and 400 guys are using these clutches. All the info is from their experiences. And the company DOES NOT, make one for the Raptor....yet. They are considering it though.
Im looking for info from Raptor riders. Trying to find a way to talk myself out of getting Rekluse to start punching these kits out for the Raptor. But it all seems like it is a good buy for the application.
Does anyone have any feedback, experience or advice about this? Im all ears