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Offline zugger11

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« on: January 26, 2015, 08:57:25 am »
Hi all,

Please I need help. I have just bought a 2007 crf 250x with arecluse clutch. I have never ridden before with a recluse  clutch and would like to find out the following.

The carb was overflowing so a new needle was fitted.

On riding yesterday the bike would stall if i changed down to first gear with the brake on and i would proberly have the throttle open slightly( very little).

Does the bike need to idle higher or am I using the clutch incorrectly as you are not supose to stall the bike with this clutch.

Your knowledge would be appreciated

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« Reply #1 on: January 26, 2015, 10:04:50 am »
Got one on my 450RMZ, its not supposed to stall
I think the carb is the problem not the clutch


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« Reply #2 on: January 26, 2015, 10:26:36 am »
Yes, even the manual says to turn up the idling until it does not stall.

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Offline Bensien

« Reply #3 on: January 26, 2015, 10:41:15 am »
The Rekluse works on centrifugal force. The plates are held apart by springs and as the revs increase, the centrifugal force overcomes the springs and the clutch locks up. If the bike stalls easily, it means the springs are too soft for the application. They come in various grades and can be changed to give more slippage at low revs. 
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Offline Dwerg

« Reply #4 on: January 26, 2015, 10:48:21 am »
Depends on which one. This explains the basics nicely: www.themotoauthority.com/the-rekluse-clutch-explained-and-tested/
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« Reply #5 on: January 26, 2015, 01:42:27 pm »
Just go and visit the rekluse website. Download the manual for your bike under the technical section. Your clutch free play is the most important bit. The website explain it. They have video vlips available too. Set it up correctly and you will enjoy the clutch
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