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Old 03-19-2013, 07:05 AM   #1
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Can a Rekluse fix dragging clutch?

As the title asks.
I have new Oberon slave, bled to death, updated rod, plates measured, all good. By wet and dry roughing steel plates I get almost perfect operation for a little while.
Clutch jet clean and drilled slightly bigger.
Short of buying a new basket and pressure plate, and steels, I wonder if any one has cured a dragging clutch by fitting a Rekluse.
I love the bike but the dragging is getting on my nerves. I need to be able to get neutral when stopped at lights with out reving the motor up and down.
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Old 03-19-2013, 07:55 AM   #2
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Clutch jet clean and drilled slightly bigger.

That's why it's dragging.
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Old 03-19-2013, 07:59 AM   #3
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The trick is,put it in neutral as it stops,not when its stopped.

Shifting a bike when its sitting still is hard on linkage and other parts,practice slipping it into neutral while moving and it will become natural.

But,a Rekluse will indeed make all this irrelevant,no way to stall it,no need to find neutral if the clutch is working right.
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Old 03-19-2013, 10:25 AM   #4
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I 've been there.

When clutch fibre discs are well oiled, the clutch works like a dream. The problem in my case was solved with new clutch assy. You do not mention milleage.
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I know how to slip it into N before you stop. But yesterday I got caught in heavy peak hour traffic that I could not filter through. The slow moving stop start was awefull.
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Too much oil to the clutch via the oil jet will cause it to drag. I've had my oil jet come loose and exhibit the same symptoms you are describing.

More oil = dragging clutch.

Make sure it's tight. Can you get a stock jet?
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How about an adjustable slave, most of the KTM dirt bikes I've ridden drag the clutch.
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Using the Rekluse slave alone is not fix for an improperly working stock clutch. Having this setup with preload on the pressure plate with a stock clutch would cause a loss of full lock up and cause faster fiber wear and heat.

Bad idea imo.

If you are dealing with Stop and go traffic. A Rekluse EXP can be helpful and I find it very helpful when running errands in the city.

If you want stock feel I'd start by going back to OEM jet size as many have stated before.
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Old 03-19-2013, 08:52 PM   #9
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Thanks for all the replies. I have ordered a new jet. The reason I got it drilled from memory .3 to .5 was because info on here suggested it would fix the problem. For the record it is an 03 model.
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Old 03-19-2013, 11:54 PM   #10
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I suggest you check all the relevant parts

The central nut and the deep steel disc for scoring from contact to the belevil spring. I use a drilled oil reduction jet with good results.
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Fitted the standard oil jet and it is much better. Almost easy to get N at stand still and bike does not want to creep forward !

I just dont understand how a smaller jet makes this possible. I would have thought that the clutch would drag thru not having enough lubrication. So how does a smaller jet do this?

Just curious.
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I just dont understand how a smaller jet makes this possible. I would have thought that the clutch would drag thru not having enough lubrication. So how does a smaller jet do this?

Just curious.

"Viscous oil drag". Too much oil causes a drag between the plates.
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