Originally Posted by cjracer
The z-start pro and EXP use almost none of the same parts. What year is your bike? The 450 setup is differant than the 950/990 setup. You get a new outer preasure plate. That's where the price increase comes from over the LC8 unit.
I don't see why the EXP could not be used with clutch lever removed once properly setup. I don't use it all when going slow, just blip and shift. You learn it fast. I use my clutch lever more for aggressive riding when down shifting several gears at once. What ever you could do with a standard tranny "Power Shifting" you can do with the Rekluse.
I'm going to dig into this a bit more and see what I can find out for you.
Many thanks cjracer
My 450 EXC is a 2010 model, the one which has two seperated oil circuits for engine and gearbox. I read the Rekluse EXP installation guide and the clutch lever seems to be necessary to check the initial setup, but once the clutch is properly adjusted it should be possible to remove the clutch master cylinder and replace it buy a brake master cylinder for the rear brake.