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Old 04-18-2012, 07:38 AM   #1
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Rekluse Auto Clutch for F800GS

Just wanted to start this topic and raise enough interested to get Rekluse into offering an auto clutch for F8GS. They already offer them for the ktm 950/990, so if they see enough interest from the F8 riders I am sure their R&D shop can make them.

I already called them and was told there is a very small list of names interested, and it sounded like not enough for them to commit yet.

My thought is maybe there is more interest than they are aware of, and this is the best forum to get one rolling.
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Old 04-18-2012, 08:32 AM   #2
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Auto Clutch

I'd be interested. Would give me one more piece of kit to blame my poor riding on!


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Just wanted to start this topic and raise enough interested to get Rekluse into offering an auto clutch for F8GS. They already offer them for the ktm 950/990, so if they see enough interest from the F8 riders I am sure their R&D shop can make them.

I already called them and was told there is a very small list of names interested, and it sounded like not enough for them to commit yet.

My thought is maybe there is more interest than they are aware of, and this is the best forum to get one rolling.
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Old 04-18-2012, 09:00 AM   #3
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Is that like a speed shifter?
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Old 04-18-2012, 09:15 AM   #4
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Is that like a speed shifter?

No. For any serious offroading or technical riding, this unit will do all the clutch work for you. And auto clutch is very common on dirt bikes and trail riding.

Here is the thread from the KTM boys to get an idea of it's purpose. http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=748543
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Old 04-18-2012, 10:27 AM   #5
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Does it just let you shift without clutching?
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Old 04-18-2012, 10:31 AM   #6
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Is that like a speed shifter?
it allows you to idle over technical terrain with minor/major changes in throttle where necessary without the forearm pumping madness of clutch feathering. Additionally, since we have cable clutches and not hydro ones, auto clutches help resist clutch fade which is common when feathering and slipping the clutch over technical terrain for long periods of riding.

If you ride a lot of technical offroad an auto clutch saves your ass, and much like a steering damper, they let you ride longer with less fatigue.
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Old 04-18-2012, 11:33 AM   #7
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I'd be in for one, buy they told me that it isn't going to happen. They make them for bmw 650's, ktm's of all sizes, too bad they say there are "engineering challenges" with the auto clutch on the 800

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Old 04-18-2012, 11:40 AM   #8
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I spoke to them this morning, and was told there are only 6 people on their list of interest. So maybe whoever is really interested can call them and place your contact info....maybe that's how the ktm 950/990 clutch production began.
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Old 04-18-2012, 11:43 AM   #9
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So do you use the regular clutch at all? I suppose for downshifting and such huh...

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Old 04-18-2012, 11:55 AM   #10
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So do you use the regular clutch at all? I suppose for downshifting and such huh...

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The oem clutch lever remains intact, and you can override the auto clutch by pulling the lever as you normally do now. In technical or offroad riding, however, you don't need to keep 2 fingers on the lever.

I raced the F8 in a hare scramble race this past weekend which was pretty much a 4 mile motorcross course and 4 miles of single track course, and after an hour of constantly feathering the clutch I was wishing for an auto clutch.
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Old 04-18-2012, 12:55 PM   #11
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Checked the system...

... Watched the videos, am sold. Where do I sign?
I wanna try this
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Old 04-18-2012, 12:57 PM   #12
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Stop and go traffic would be another place I could see this being handy. No lane splitting here - not legally, anyway.
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Old 04-18-2012, 02:16 PM   #13
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How does this thing know when to clutch?
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Old 04-18-2012, 04:20 PM   #14
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I'd be up for one
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Old 04-18-2012, 04:56 PM   #15
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Think of it like an atv, rpm engages the clutch, so at closed throttle, no go, ease on the gas, and it kicks in. its nice and smooth, and the new ones have an override lock in so you can bump start the bike.

I'll call them again to put my name on the list. I don't know why they told me they weren't even thinking of it.

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