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Old 09-16-2012, 08:41 PM   #31
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I have a new Rekluse clutch for a g650x unopened in the box. I've been wondering how different the f800 clutch is to the g650. Both bikes are Aprillas. I'm guessing the f800 clutch is a bit more beefy. Unfortunately, they look different in the part fiche.
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Old 09-16-2012, 10:44 PM   #32
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Rekluse

I have a Rekluse on my KTM 450 EXC and would love to have one on my F800GS.

But here's why....On the KTM, the clutch lever has been replaced with a left-hand rear-brake lever. I *love* that thing!!!! I have no feel with my Sidi Force boots, but I can really feel the rear wheel with just two fingers.

Also, on the KTM, I've been stranded halfway up a steep hill behind stalled riders. With the Rekluse, the "wait and get-going-again" is ridiculously easy. Makes me look like I know what I am doing!
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Old 09-17-2012, 04:02 PM   #33
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News - called today today and talked with Charles - he says they are backlogged and have been backlogged for a year now so he does not see any chance of producing a rekluse for the 800. He did however mention that they did some R&D work a few years back on the 800 series motor particualary the street bike range.

Question - the 800 motor is the same motor in the f800s, f800st, and f800r correct?
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Old 09-17-2012, 04:19 PM   #34
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Yup, the clutch is the same on R/S/ST/GS.
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Old 09-17-2012, 04:42 PM   #35
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Yup, the clutch is the same on R/S/ST/GS.
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Old 09-17-2012, 09:28 PM   #36
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just sent them an email offering my bike as a loaner we'll see what happens....
Thought you sold the F8?

I've emailed Rekluse 3 times about an F8 set-up over a 2yr time frame but never got a reply on any of them.
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Old 09-17-2012, 09:28 PM   #37
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Yup, the clutch is the same on R/S/ST/GS.
Is it the same clutch on the F650GS (twin) ?
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Old 09-18-2012, 02:20 AM   #38
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Is it the same clutch on the F650GS (twin) ?
Yes, except for the cams the F650GS and F800GS engines are 100% the same.
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Old 09-18-2012, 04:04 AM   #39
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I have a new Rekluse clutch for a g650x unopened in the box. I've been wondering how different the f800 clutch is to the g650. Both bikes are Aprillas. I'm guessing the f800 clutch is a bit more beefy. Unfortunately, they look different in the part fiche.
Were they not actually a Rotax powerplant?

I emailed Recluse and got told simply "No, we have no plans to do a kit for an F800".

Which was just another nail in the coffin for the F800 for me.
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Old 09-18-2012, 04:16 AM   #40
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Yeah both engines were made and designed by Rotax, although BMW has now outsourced production of the 644 to Loncin in China.

I don't really think anybody is ever going to adapt a Rekluse made for another bike to the F8, even if the manufacturer is the same. There are too many dimensions that need to be exact so you might as well produce an entirely new clutch.
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Old 09-19-2012, 09:18 AM   #41
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Talked to rekluse they said possibly in the new year and to call them back in 6 months. When I asked them if I could buy their prototypes they said they wouldn't sell them because they would still possibly produce a clutch for us.. So..?
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Old 09-19-2012, 09:59 AM   #42
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I had a rekluse on my Honda CRF250X - from my experience the only down sides are:
  • parking on a hill - you can't leave it in gear and let the transmission hold the bike, I had a strip of velcro to wrap around my front brake and
  • idling/powerbraking down steep hills - you have to get the engagement point set up right or and make sure the revs stay up there. Other than that loved it! It saved me quite a few times!
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Old 09-19-2012, 11:54 AM   #43
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Talked to rekluse they said possibly in the new year and to call them back in 6 months. When I asked them if I could buy their prototypes they said they wouldn't sell them because they would still possibly produce a clutch for us.. So..?
Ben,

If you really want this to happen I think the best you can do is to get together a list of guys that commit to buying one, e.g. at the same price as the KTM 950/990 models, and ideally with a $x00 down payment.

Then they know that there is a market and that they will sell what they build.
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Old 09-19-2012, 12:54 PM   #44
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Ben,

If you really want this to happen I think the best you can do is to get together a list of guys that commit to buying one, e.g. at the same price as the KTM 950/990 models, and ideally with a $x00 down payment.

Then they know that there is a market and that they will sell what they build.
damn good idea!


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Old 09-19-2012, 02:33 PM   #45
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Rekluse on an F800GS

As I mentioned above, I love the Rekluse on my KTM 450EXC.

However, I was pondering what it would feel like on an F800GS. The KTM has a tractor gear, so I can putt-putt all day in 1st. Not so on the BMW. I wonder if the Rekluse on an 800GS would require constant (FSVC) pressure on the brakes to controll low speed maneuvering. I wouldnt like that.

I already have dropped a tooth in front, put on a power booster, and re-mapped with the low octane map. I've also got the G2 throttle tamer. Am I leaving anything out?
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