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Old 06-02-2012, 11:48 PM   #166
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Installed and working perfect! thanx cj


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Old 06-03-2012, 05:27 AM   #167
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Any slippage 4-5k range as noted by others? Stock settings?

Still waiting on mine...

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No slipping noted, but that was only the break-in runs. I went with the medium set-up that comes from Rekluse(all-ready installed). The install was very straight forward, I have installed and removed Rekluse pro's from various bikes for years.

The unit seems to be another high quaility unit. I was glad to not hear any squealing/slipping (like on an '08 450) that had not ever been straighted out 100%. Further tests to be forthcoming!
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Old 06-03-2012, 08:06 PM   #168
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I have only about an hour and half on mine but so far so good. I just have to keep my brain from telling me to apply the clutch when stopping. I don't know what's going to happen when I hop on another bike.

Anyway, 950 with 16/45 gearing. 6 heavy wedges and 6 red springs. I can't wait to go crawling around off road in 1st gear.
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Old 06-06-2012, 08:16 AM   #169
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Got mine installed last night, seems to be working fine. I did notice that the latest kit includes the rekluse plates referred to by early adopters and the instructions include their use. Good job guys, and super typical of Rekluse to rapidly incorporate user feedback and improve the kit.

A couple of notes:

When bleeding the rekluse slave per the instructions, if you stick it in a plastic bag while compressing the piston, it'll contain the fluid and keep it out of your eyes and off the ceiling.

I used synthetic ATF and flushed the system, and the 1-year-old stock fluid looked awful. Nasty. Clutch action improved to the point I wasn't sure the system was adequately bled.

...then it dawned on me that I could check the action through the new CJ clear cover...duh.

If you have Neduro's dual sport mirrors and a ram ball in the right spot, you can set it up so that you can see the fluid level in the master cylinder while backbleeding the system. Cool.


So far, it's perfect. If I forget and use the clutch lever on takeoff I do get some slight shuddering on engagement, but if I remember to jst roll it on it disappears. I'm used to the rekluse on my WR, but old habits die hard. Shifting, so far (it's been a limited test so far...) seems significantly improved, but this may be due as much to the replacement of the cracked stock slave spacer, or the fluid replacement as much as the Rekluse. I still prefer to clutch the downshifts, but with the EXP, that's no issue. The add-on clutch cable-thingy for the Z-start on the WR didn't work well at all for me, as it was inconsistent and fiddly. There are no such issues so far on the EXP. With the exception of the takeoff issue (too strong a word) mentioned above, which is due I suspect to competing clutch actuation (lever and Rekluse both working against each other) or in better terms-USER ERROR-there are ZERO such issues so far with this setup.

Now I just need to find time to give it a real test!

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Old 06-09-2012, 12:08 PM   #170
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Okay so i got clutch installed.Installation was pretty straight forward. I have not really put it to a good test yet but right away i do not like how it unlocks and coasts.It is installed on an 08 990 adv.The bike idles at 1500 rpm .When i set the gain up to the correct lever play everything works well except the bike does move till about 1700 rpm .To much gap so the clutch disengages to easily. I like it set up so the bike wants to try to move when i put it in gear.I have the same clutch in my xr650r and it is a true marvel(it does not unlock until i come to a full stop .I tried decreasing the lever pull but that makes it a little more difficult to shift.Anyways my question is what affect do the other weights and springs have on the clutch. Thanks



OK since i wrote the above i licensed the bike and took it for a good thrashing.I guess it just needed to be broken in a little more. Everything works MAGICALLY!! If i had bothered to read the directions it tells you how to adjust for different RPM engagements. For now i am going to leave it as delivered.No slippage even when i hammer on it.
And thanks CJ for the great service.Still have to install your remote oil drain line. A super looking piece of kit!

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Old 06-11-2012, 09:35 PM   #171
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Installed mine - too easy.. Broke it in as per the instructions - too easy.. Took it for a ride - way too easy. Im on a 950 and changed the wedges and springs as per the instructions. Seems to do everything as promised with no fuss.
Ive changed from a well known aftermarket replacement slave and have to say the clutch feel is so much improved its almost a new bike. Brilliant work guys - and a personal thanks to CJ for being my parts bin...
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Old 06-12-2012, 07:47 AM   #172
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Yeah, did 200 mixed miles through the mendocino natl forest on Sunday with mine, no issues at all.

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Old 06-12-2012, 08:35 AM   #173
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I'm enjoying this bike even more now with the addition of the EXP. I spent all day exploring brushed over-dead end logging roads. Slow speed, duck your head, close your eyes and plenty of u-turns. Never stalled it once, very nice. I now know why Craig included the front brake lock though. It will roll away off the sidestand on inclines with ease.
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Old 06-12-2012, 08:52 AM   #174
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I'm enjoying this bike even more now with the addition of the EXP. I spent all day exploring brushed over-dead end logging roads. Slow speed, duck your head, close your eyes and plenty of u-turns. Never stalled it once, very nice. I now know why Craig included the front brake lock though. It will roll away off the sidestand on inclines with ease.
Yup. I keep a length of the double-sided velcro used for securing wire bundles by IT around the handlebar for this; takes up no room and is handy when you need it.

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Old 06-12-2012, 08:58 AM   #175
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Yup. I keep a length of the double-sided velcro used for securing wire bundles by IT around the handlebar for this; takes up no room and is handy when you need it.

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Good Idea I'm off to add one to my handlebar now
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Old 06-12-2012, 09:38 AM   #176
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it never REALLY happened if....

there are no photos???

But then again... how pretty could the Mendocino Nat'l forest be anyway?


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Yeah, did 200 mixed miles through the mendocino natl forest on Sunday with mine, no issues at all.

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Old 06-12-2012, 12:27 PM   #177
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OK, smartass, I took two pix in 190 miles:

It was blowing huge in the valley...



...and Bambi was kinda cute. Stupid, but cute.



And, non-KTM content, this is why I trailered to Willows instead of riding down the back way in the dirt:


(photo courtesy of/Copyright 2012 gotbluemilk.com)

The red '91 VFR is me.



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Old 06-12-2012, 12:45 PM   #178
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A great way to break in a new clutch...

A speed session... or two.

How'd the new clutch work on top end decels?

I mean on the ADV...

GREAT shot on the track, thanks for sharing (nice fatty tire on the VFR, btw).
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Old 06-12-2012, 02:45 PM   #179
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The Rekluse was a little spotty until it broke in; it's pretty much perfect now. No issues either on accel or decel.

I just love being able to lock the rear into a loose corner, use that to get the bike turned a little better, and then just roll it on at the exit...

S

ps-pix of the velcrop in response to a pm or three...



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Old 06-16-2012, 11:35 AM   #180
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Clutch was working great except it was freewheeling a little to much on decel for my liking (slow downhill stuff).
So i put all red springs in.Way better now.When you put it in gear it wants to move but doesn't.Holds in really well on descents.
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