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Old 03-11-2013, 10:54 AM   #1
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Rekluse EXP for 690 ER KTM?

Hi,

Called Rekluse today and they said an EXP for the 690 was "in the works", which I guess means they thought about it. There is no timeline for starting. Maybe if we could show them how many folks are interested, they might move their timeline up and we might get one.

Anybody else???

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Old 03-11-2013, 12:53 PM   #2
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This isn't the first go 'round of people inquiring about an auto clutch for the 690. The reality is that because it has a slipper clutch (NOT to be confused with a centrifugal clutch) it would require replacing more parts (i.e. inner hub, basket, etc) compared to a bike that was delivered with a standard clutch. Totally possible, but it would drastically increase the cost of production and cost to the end buyer. I'm pretty sure that you would lose some of the benefits of the slipper clutch in street use too.

Add that to the amount of 690's out there versus the percent of 690 riders that would be willing/wanting to spend the money on it and I doubt it will be worth it for the manufacturer in the end. Maybe I'm just a pessimist, but I wouldn't hold your breath.
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Old 03-11-2013, 01:01 PM   #3
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although now that the wheels are turning in my head... would it be possible for the slipper and auto (like the exp version) clutches to work together or would the auto cancel out the slipper action on a high rpm downshift into a corner?
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