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    Rekluse

    Hey everyone!

    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

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    They seem to be the real deal. I know a lot of dirt bike guys that run them. With the pro you get to keep the clutch lever, and it still functions like normal, and still have the auto clutch too. They also make a left hand rear brake kit, so you can move the rear brake to the handlebars. I don't know how much I would like that, but some of the bikers do.

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    If they had one I would buy it, I'm tying to get my gf a bike with and auto clutch but the ones out there don't have enough power and those that can use this clutch don't have reverse. She says the bike has to have reverse, and she doesn't want the kfx

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    I thought the new 450r had it, chowser?

    See I saw KB Motorsports trying to do a group buy on Raptor Forum for this. I think 12-15 people and Rekluse offered to start the 700r in there product line. One person responded....

    Id like to get their techs on the phone and see what they are willing to do. Clutch baskets are similar, usually just differences in diameter and height so its not like they have to re invent the wheel to pull this off. With the Raptor being the most purchased atv worldwide and now making a larger and larger footprint in the racing world id think we could see some results from a little pressure on Rekluse to produce the Z-start pro for the Raptor.

    Called Follower, you are exactly right. The only thing ive noticed is that you lose the ability to downshift regardless of which kit you buy. I like to downshift...but id rather lose my clutch and alter my riding slightly. That rear brake could be a whole lot of fun. Definetly changes your riding style a bit, but I would think it would be easier than going from thumb throttle to twist.

    The only issue I see is the price, im sure thats why KB Motorsports couldnt convince people to buy. The kits are the price of a lock up, maybe more. 699+ for the z start pro. However every XC rider raves about the clutch giving them ability to endure the race longer and have less to focus on. There is even talk now about XC riders trying to get it overruled, which will never happen but it really pisses people off on the holeshot.

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    if we could get something done on this quickly i would buy one, if not then i will be getting a direct drive. i really want to get one.this would be absolutely perfect for the trail riders and as far as i understand it acts like a lock up clutch so it would be good for duners and hill climbers alike.
    RIP COOP, you are and always will be missed bud

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    My only experience with one was on a Outlaw 525. I didn't care for it at all, in fact it annoyed the hell out of me trying to ride it. This was in the dunes, and I was faster on the drags not using it. It did function just fine however, i just would rather clutch personally. I think you lose the "feel" for your motor and traction when you use it.



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    I have a Rekluse in my old lady's YFZ and it works great, but I have been having trouble with the aluminum pressure plate marring up from hard launches causing the clutch to slip untill I file down the marring spots. There will be a day where I cant file it any more and it will be a paper weight.

    I have a feeling that any Raptor that is anything more than stock will have too much power for these to hold up for any length of time

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    Davetheslave, I was thinking that too. We get lock ups because our quads make lots of power. I have a 770 turbo build in the works, I dont think this clutch will survive but I cant be sure.

    Tell you what, ill call Rekluse tonight and have some info to post up before 5pm EST. Try to get these questions answered. Because if I cant put 100hp through it, its probably not going to be for me. But our BIG 3 and BIG 6 guys....maybe.

    Phucker im not sure about a group buy, might want to call KB Motorsports about it. If they still are trying to do one then we can link it to here and maybe get one going.

    Stay tuned.....

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    ya just let me know about it alkire, i did already post on the kb thread about these a couple of months ago, never got a pm or anything and i hate surfing rfs boards so i havent gone back to look at it.. i too will need a clutch that will hold 100 hp
    RIP COOP, you are and always will be missed bud

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    Yea I literally fell asleep on my key board after my last post, going to take another whack at calling Rekluse today.

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