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post #1 of 5 Old 03-05-2009, 04:14 PM Thread Starter
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torque specs for clutch hub nut

anyone with a service manual know the torque specs for the clutch hub nut? (its a 30mm nut)
im installing the rekluse zstart pro on my 06 klr and im sorta stuck here. i thought i could just surf the web and find this info pretty quick but after two hours im at a loss. thanks guys.. alos hi great forms you've got here
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post #2 of 5 Old 03-05-2009, 05:24 PM
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96 ft-lb for the clutch hub locknut according to the Clymer manual

...and welcome to the forum. I'd love to hear more about that clutch.

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post #3 of 5 Old 03-05-2009, 08:08 PM Thread Starter
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96 ft-lb for the clutch hub locknut according to the Clymer manual

...and welcome to the forum. I'd love to hear more about that clutch.
thanks for the info bro.
the short version is the zstart pro is an upgrade that gives you +60 darkmage clutchmaster skillz.

the long version is its a centrifugal pressure plate and clutch system that takes your left hand out of the mix, and automatically applies the correct amount of clutch for pretty much any given situation. (like hill climbing, slow speed tight stuff, etc etc.) with the added bonus of allowing you to cruise in ultra slow stop and go traffic without wearing out your left hand, and making your bike pretty much stall proof (when your rpms drop the clutch pack pressure is released allowing your clutch to slip)

a demo

a video

i do alot of offroad on mine and id be lying if i said i was an expert at using the clutch with this big hog. i suck at hillclimbing and end up stalling it alot
so im real excited about using any advantage i can, to take some of the "beast" out of this thing offroad. its expensive i wont lie, but when i saw they dropped $100 off the price and having my tax return on the way i decided to jump on it. ive ridden bikes with this feature before so i sorta know what to expect but after i get to do the break in and take it to the trails on Saturday ill let you know if i think i got my moneys worth lol.

oh also installation was pretty straight forward and the documentation was well written. all together id say it took me about 2 hours to do it (i dont normally mess around inside my engine so i took my time and made sure i knew what i was doing etc)

a link to the one i ordered in case you were wondering (you might want to sit down and take a deep breath before you click that, if you hold you money as tight as i normally do lol)

thanks again for the torque info, h0pp
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post #4 of 5 Old 03-06-2009, 06:49 PM Thread Starter
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i actually had a chance to take it out this am for a test.
easily the best money ive ever spent on the bike.
the good news
it climbs the hills like a mountain goat and just wont stall. no more lurching and feeling out of control, no more lugging the engine and stalling halfway up.
its sorta hard to explain but it fills like the bike somehow lost 200 lbs. it no longer feels like im fighting against the bike on tight twisty trails, we're on the same side now. it takes off on the street faster too as the clutch hooks up better than i used do.

the bad news
its mounted to the engine side so if your engine rpms drop to idle you will loose engine braking, not a huge problem in the real world and to get it back all you have to do is blip the throttle a bit (anything over idle will do)
you also loose the ability to push start it for the same reason (not a concern for me since the ability to push start the klr has never ranked high on my list of pluses for the bike in the first place)

is it cheating? you betcha, but so what? last time i checked riding was about fun not spending umpteen hours offroad torturing yourself and your equipment just so when its all said and done (and your old and gray) you can almost do it as well as this does it, just for the joy of saying you did it the way granddad did.
i dont work for rekluse or anything and im not trying to sell anyone on this company. they are just the only one that makes one for the klr that im aware of, but im very very pleased
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post #5 of 5 Old 03-07-2009, 12:14 PM
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You're spot on with the Rekluse. I got to ride a KLR with one last year it works soooo well you quickly get spoiled. It often times allows you to pull a gear higher than you would normally be in a given situation with no chugging or lurching. Just remember, NO blipping the throttle at stoplights.
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