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Old 03-31-2013, 04:24 PM   #196
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People- u need to chill and understand Erling is giving us more than he really should at this time.

Im SUPER excited about the possibilty of a Rekluse for the F800GS, but we gotta be patient, understand that there are at least 2 ADV riders amonh us that were chosen to be testers. As a tester, you take a sworn statement of secrecy. (or at least you should'a). I for one think Erling was a well thought out decison by Rekluse for a tester. No need to spli hairs.

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Old 03-31-2013, 06:46 PM   #197
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Thanks Keith..... Without commenting on the specifics of this setup, I just wanted to explain what the Rekluse clutch would do for the average rider. I think the video illustrate just that. There will be more vid's as we complete our ride next week. Any riders in Southern NM....... Sringtime Campground,NM in the San Mateo Mountains. Thursday through Saturday, with the Monticello box canyon ride. PM me for details.... Now back to the regular programming.
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Old 03-31-2013, 06:55 PM   #198
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Can Rekluse do an auto clutch for my DRs?

I have 2. Very radical ones.

In fact, one is possibly the most modified DR in history with respect to suspension.

What?

We asked and they delivered on the F800.....no harm tryin....
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Old 03-31-2013, 07:52 PM   #199
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Does an auto clutch prematurely wear your clutch? Without knowing the specifics of how it works, I would assume not if it is using some sort of disengagement system.
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Old 03-31-2013, 08:07 PM   #200
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Does an auto clutch prematurely wear your clutch? Without knowing the specifics of how it works, I would assume not if it is using some sort of disengagement system.
If used improperly yes...
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Old 03-31-2013, 08:43 PM   #201
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Does an auto clutch prematurely wear your clutch? Without knowing the specifics of how it works, I would assume not if it is using some sort of disengagement system.
No, I have used Rekluse clutches in the last 3 KTM dirt bikes I have owned. Never replaced any clutch components in any of them. Used correctly a Rekluse will not reduce clutch life. Leave the bike in to tall a gear and pin the throttle making the clutch slip excessively, you would fry the clutch plates very quickly. The same thing would happen with a manual clutch.

Personally I don't see a much need for one on my Super Tenere. I did a 10 day trip to Colorado and Moab last year on my Super Tenere and got into some fairly difficult terrain. I don't think a Rekluse would have help much at all. The bike has a very low 1st gear and has so much power and torque I never felt that is would stall at low RPMs.

However I don't know if that is the case with the BMW 800's. While observing the field events at the BMW GS challenge in Moab last summer, several competitors were having problems stalling the GS800s that BMW supplied. Once the clutches got hot, the clutch would not engage until the clutch lever was almost all the way out.
Hard to say, but the competitors might have benefited from a Rekluse under those circumstances.
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Old 04-02-2013, 09:03 PM   #202
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I have been lurking for awhile. I can say that the Rekluse in mt KTM is worth its weight in gold. I have gone down on the 800 because of stalling after crossing a log, etc. The average 800 rider may not need this but for somebody using the 800 for its intended rim-bending purpose, life will get a lot better. It's a top heavy pig sometimes and not worrying about the clutch will make it a trials bike...almost.

Thanks for the teaser vid. You can hear no clutch use just the Rekluse do its job. I am excited and may need to get on the list. Is there a list yet? NO? Well then its starts behind me. My main attribute in testing is that if it can be broken then I will find it quickly dispachted from being serviceable

Good Luch and keep us posted every 15 mins or so unless thats not enough?
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Old 04-08-2013, 01:17 PM   #203
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Old 04-10-2013, 06:38 AM   #204
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Not sure i understand what's going on in the video.
Why couldn't you make it the rest of the way up the hill?
Rocks? Clutch slippage? And why pull in the clutch lever at the top of the hill? Wouldn't the auto clutch take over once you chopped the throttle?
Seems like a handful of throttle would had you easily over the top.
Not critiquing your riding, just trying to figure out what's going on.
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Old 04-10-2013, 08:30 AM   #205
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Not sure i understand what's going on in the video.
Why couldn't you make it the rest of the way up the hill?
Rocks? Clutch slippage? And why pull in the clutch lever at the top of the hill? Wouldn't the auto clutch take over once you chopped the throttle?
Seems like a handful of throttle would had you easily over the top.
Not critiquing your riding, just trying to figure out what's going on.
I cannot comment on the clutch yet, but what you cannot see is the 40-50 deg. steepness, of the area that I stopped. Secon the last up and over, decieves you as well, as it was close to 60 deg at the step ups. Note that with both front and rear tire blocked with the brake.... I was beginning to slide backwards when I stopped intil my rear tire stopes on a 6 inch rock. I did not have to pull the clutch.... Old habits. No worries on the critique. without commenting on this setup, was trying to illustrate a few benefits on the auto clutch. Both going up, and down.
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Old 04-10-2013, 11:52 AM   #206
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As many ask what will this clutch do for me, on a big adventure bike, I will say many things. At some point, in the not too distant future, I will discuss this specific bike, along with a new write up that has all the goodies. But rather to bore you with those details, I will post a link to my three latest video's, of a ride we did this past week end. It entails just about all kinds of terrain one will find on a dual sport ride. If you want to see how the ride went, and perhaps identify if this is something you do, or wanted to do, have a look at the small embedded tests that goes on... Like start on the steep slope of a dirt hill climb....etc. I can assure you that the clutch lever is NOT used from neutral to first..... But is in all other gears. It does not have to, but that is just me. Enjoy the ride, and all I can say right now, is sooner than later.
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Old 04-10-2013, 11:57 AM   #208
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Old 04-11-2013, 01:51 AM   #209
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Old 04-11-2013, 05:31 AM   #210
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