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Do You Rekluse?

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Re: Do you Rekluse?

Postby dirtyboy » Fri Mar 24, 2017 10:50 am

Rider Eh! wrote:I should also add I wouldn't rekluse a two stroke.

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Re: Do you Rekluse?

Postby erniebearskin » Fri Mar 24, 2017 5:36 pm

I've ran Rekluse on 250 and 300 2T with good results, still get all the same anti stall and oh sludge I'm halfway up this crappy muddy hill in the wrong gear-type benefits.

But yes benefits way more apparent on 4T's.
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Re: Do you Rekluse?

Postby Waxy » Mon Mar 27, 2017 12:40 pm

I absolutely LOVE my Rekluse.

I freely admit that it likely hasn't improved my riding skills, obviously not my clutch work lol, but it has made riding infinitely more enjoyable for me. I can ride over and up stuff that I couldn't before, which has opened up new single tracks for me. I don't stall anymore and I'm stuck and bulldogging my bike less, so I'm far less tired at the end of the day.

Bottom line for me is it makes me "better" rider and I have more fun riding, and that's what it's all about.

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Re: Do you Rekluse?

Postby Hooligan » Wed Apr 05, 2017 12:42 pm

Xcfjohn wrote:I've done a search on YouTube but I can't seem to find the answer. How does a rekluse work on a rocky hill climb? Do you just put it in 2nd and go no clutch feathering needed?


The thing to be cogniscent about with a Rekluse is overslipping the clutch plates due running too high of a gear under too much load. I found I was getting a lot of clutch slip trying to power up steep hills, even in first gear. I ended up going with heavy wedges which really helped. Typically I use 1st gear for steep hills and very technical terrain to reduce clutch slippage.

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Re: Do you Rekluse?

Postby Hooligan » Wed Apr 05, 2017 12:46 pm

Waxy wrote:I absolutely LOVE my Rekluse.

I freely admit that it likely hasn't improved my riding skills, obviously not my clutch work lol, but it has made riding infinitely more enjoyable for me. I can ride over and up stuff that I couldn't before, which has opened up new single tracks for me. I don't stall anymore and I'm stuck and bulldogging my bike less, so I'm far less tired at the end of the day.

Bottom line for me is it makes me "better" rider and I have more fun riding, and that's what it's all about.

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THIS, in spades. I rode pavement for over 25 years and a result know next to nothing about slipping a clutch. The Rekluse allows me to ride difficult, technical terrain without constantly stalling and otherwise sucking at it. Its all about the fun factor and I could care less about developing clutch skills.

I would not ever buy a new bike without first installing a Rekluse.

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Re: Do you Rekluse?

Postby AJRJ » Wed Apr 05, 2017 2:25 pm

Hooligan wrote:THIS, in spades. I rode pavement for over 25 years and a result know next to nothing about slipping a clutch. The Rekluse allows me to ride difficult, technical terrain without constantly stalling and otherwise sucking at it. Its all about the fun factor and I could care less about developing clutch skills.

I would not ever buy a new bike without first installing a Rekluse.


Ha ha, you guys have it exactly. The most outspoken people against Rekluse usually fall in to two catogories; Group A that can't/won't follow the install instructions, and Group B that says "Well so and so <Insert world class trials Rider name> doesn't use one, learn to use your clutch" The reality is that some of the fastest riders in AB use them, If that means anything. It's probably not because they can't figure clutch work out...

They don't slip more than a manual clutch, I'd argue they slip less because they do it perfectly, and only when required. it does not make your bike an automatic transmission gearbox though. The anti stall characteristics can be invaluable, especially on 4 strokes that like to flame out at low RPM.

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Re: Do you Rekluse?

Postby Hooligan » Thu Apr 06, 2017 5:59 pm

Setup and adjustment seems to be critical and it takes a while for the clutch to bed in. Once I had my setup sorted, the clutch has been excellent and totally reliable.

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Re: Do you Rekluse?

Postby thirtyseven » Sat May 20, 2017 7:32 pm

AJRJ wrote:
Hooligan wrote:THIS, in spades. I rode pavement for over 25 years and a result know next to nothing about slipping a clutch. The Rekluse allows me to ride difficult, technical terrain without constantly stalling and otherwise sucking at it. Its all about the fun factor and I could care less about developing clutch skills.

I would not ever buy a new bike without first installing a Rekluse.


Ha ha, you guys have it exactly. The most outspoken people against Rekluse usually fall in to two catogories; Group A that can't/won't follow the install instructions, and Group B that says "Well so and so <Insert world class trials Rider name> doesn't use one, learn to use your clutch" The reality is that some of the fastest riders in AB use them, If that means anything. It's probably not because they can't figure clutch work out...

They don't slip more than a manual clutch, I'd argue they slip less because they do it perfectly, and only when required. it does not make your bike an automatic transmission gearbox though. The anti stall characteristics can be invaluable, especially on 4 strokes that like to flame out at low RPM.

Category 3. every decent rider on the planet.

Wait, did you just criticize people for referring to people that don't use one (Chris Birch) but then refer to fast guys in AB that do use one???? (Jason Schrage, but he doesn't count that Honda needs all the help it can get). Dementia setting in there buddy, perhaps as good an argument for a reckluse there is.
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Re: Do you Rekluse?

Postby ttwest » Sat May 20, 2017 9:52 pm

I asked my eight year old daughter if she wanted me to put one in her 65sx.......... don't be silly dad!

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Re: Do you Rekluse?

Postby dirtyboy » Mon May 22, 2017 9:11 am

ttwest wrote:I asked my eight year old daughter if she wanted me to put one in her 65sx.......... don't be silly dad!

Best reason right there. :smirk:

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Re: Do you Rekluse?

Postby Brass » Mon May 22, 2017 1:21 pm

For years I rode with a Rekluse in my bikes. Having one helped with my hands and elbows to last longer on a ride than they would have otherwise. Fast forward a few years and my elbows are in worse condition than ever and I have switched to a bike that many say you "must have a Rekluse" in. So but I've gone the other way. I switched to a Clake One Light Clutch.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9sVFOyV ... e=youtu.be

Since a 5 year old is stronger than me, having the Clake has saved my riding. Even with the Rekluse I still would use the clutch to flare the motor for obstacles or coming out of corners etc and my hands and elbows hated me for it. With the Clake setup, I can ride for hours with no issues and stalling isn't an issue at all beyond normal rider error. Best of all, it can be transferred from one bike to the next.

All that said, if you want to ride with a Rekluse, a Mid-West lever, a Clake or leave it stock, just do it. To those that criticize you for it, tell them to go pump sand. It's your bike and your money (unless you're sponsored in which case you take what you're given and be glad for it :thumbsup: ).
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Re: Do you Rekluse?

Postby 350scott » Tue May 23, 2017 5:05 am

dirtyboy wrote:
ttwest wrote:I asked my eight year old daughter if she wanted me to put one in her 65sx.......... don't be silly dad!

Best reason right there. :smirk:

So people now think eight year old's know best? When my daughter was eight she thought that Honey Nut Cheerios for breakfast, lunch and dinner with Froot Loops for desert was a balanced diet. Thankfully I set her straight and she has turned out to be well adjusted 21 year old.

If anyone was wondering, a well balanced diet consists of Frosted Flakes for breakfast, Honey Nut Cheerios for lunch and Sugar Crisp for dinner with Froot Loops for desert.
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Re: Do you Rekluse?

Postby dirtyboy » Tue May 23, 2017 8:10 am

I think you are Coo Coo for Cocopuffs. :D

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Re: Do you Rekluse?

Postby AJRJ » Tue May 23, 2017 8:40 am

thirtyseven wrote:Category 3. every decent rider on the planet.

Wait, did you just criticize people for referring to people that don't use one (Chris Birch) but then refer to fast guys in AB that do use one???? (Jason Schrage, but he doesn't count that Honda needs all the help it can get). Dementia setting in there buddy, perhaps as good an argument for a reckluse there is.


Ummm, I didn't mention any names; You did :D Pretty sure that was the exact example I was using, thanks for demonstrating for the masses

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Re: Do you Rekluse?

Postby thirtyseven » Tue May 23, 2017 10:38 am

Ha ha,.

Edit to add: semantics my friend, semantics. You named by association!

Seriously, a recluse helps in certain situations, hinders in others. Each riders choice based on weaknesses and strength s of the bike/rider combo.

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