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post #1 of 10 Old 12-16-2014, 05:25 AM Thread Starter
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anyone ever have any luck with a rekluse clutch on a KLR?

I love riding my klr on the tighter than average trails and now my daughter wants to follow .. so ill be riding my tiger as she rides my klr ..

we are riding down to Yellowstone next year and I figured it would help her with a lot of the back country routes ...

anyone have any real world experiences with it on our heavy low powered bike?

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post #2 of 10 Old 01-12-2015, 11:26 PM
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I hope you found your answer some where!

From what little I have read, the Recluse Clutch works 'great' on a KLR.

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post #3 of 10 Old 01-13-2015, 10:03 AM
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There is a video on You Tube and the poster has a Rekluse clutch installed. You may be able to ask him some questions by contacting him through You Tube.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eBrnkPR7Jis

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My Kaw Barn - 2004 KLR, 2006 Concours (sold), 1997 Bayou 400.

"It's a friggen motorcycle, it's not supposed to be comfortable, quiet or safe. The wind noise is supposed to hurt your ears, the seat should be hard and riding it should make you shit your pants every now and then. "

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The Recluse clutch is visible at about minute 14-15.

His use of flat-blade screw driver, prying on things and surfaces which he shouldn't makes me "Cringe"! And re-assembly with Drill/Drivers is a prime cause of stripped threads and twisted off bolts and water pump shafts, IMO only. It makes me shudder.
I hope he doesn't have a leaky water pump or clutch cover.

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I agree with you. I'll use my cordless driver to remove fasteners but not to install them.

Only posted this because of the clutch.

My Kaw Barn - 2004 KLR, 2006 Concours (sold), 1997 Bayou 400.

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I have a cordless driver that can only deliver 29 inch-lbs. It sure makes R&R of covers much easier. I just wish it was faster, but it only turns at about 100 rpm.

I had to stop watching the video when he was yanking on the cover with the clutch lever still in, then brought the hammer and the screwdriver. Not sure why he was hammering on the oil filler cap...

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He's a blacksmith. If it doesn't move get a bigger hammer.

My Kaw Barn - 2004 KLR, 2006 Concours (sold), 1997 Bayou 400.

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post #8 of 10 Old 01-15-2015, 03:02 PM
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rekluse clutch

klrworld dot com has very detailed installation procedure and review of the clutch
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post #9 of 10 Old 01-15-2015, 10:01 PM
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Took some digging but I found the article mentioned by Franta. Done by the Patman no less.

http://www.klrworld.com/index.php?op...116&Itemid=156

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thanks guys its been a while since I added a new farkle and ive been thinking about it for a long time ..it would make it easier for my wife and daughter to ride it and I wouldn't mind trying it out on the tighter trails ..

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