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10/26/2018 9:42 AM

Anybody using their RadiusCX or Torq drive clutches?

How do you like them?

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10/26/2018 9:52 AM

Awesome but torq drive burned up in a few hours

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10/26/2018 10:01 AM
Edited Date/Time: 10/26/2018 10:04 AM

My Radius CX is literally like cheating for MX. I can hardly ride a bike without one at this point. It is literally the very first thing I’m buying for any new mxer from this point forward.
Mine has 30 hours on it and I’ve never even had to adjust it.

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10/26/2018 10:06 AM

I experimented with a YZ250x this spring and put a RadiusX on it, not the full CX. Loved the clutch, just ended up hating the bike.

Will be switching to an XC250 this spring and plan to put the full RadiusCX on it.

I had previously ran the Core EXP on an XC-W 200 and won't go back to anything but a Rekluse. Over 150hrs on that clutch without an issue. Still rode it like normal 90% of the time, and the other 10% of the time it saved me big time when I would do something dumb.

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10/26/2018 10:06 AM

I have one in my 17 TC250, my daughters 17 FC250, I've sold a bunch of them well and never had any issues.

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10/26/2018 10:09 AM

quadzrulebro wrote:

My Radius CX is literally like cheating for MX. I can hardly ride a bike without one at this point. It is literally the very ...more

how was the radius X? significantly cheaper than CX, I have a ktm 250 sx, really debating that or core 3.0

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10/26/2018 10:13 AM

quadzrulebro wrote:

My Radius CX is literally like cheating for MX. I can hardly ride a bike without one at this point. It is literally the very ...more

opyguy wrote:

how was the radius X? significantly cheaper than CX, I have a ktm 250 sx, really debating that or core 3.0

The ktm ones are always more expensive because of the need for an adjustable slave cylinder to get the clutch setup correctly. The other price differences are the parts in the kit. Some include billet inner hubs and clutch cover.

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10/26/2018 10:21 AM

I have the Radius CX on my 2018 KTM 350SXF.

Love it!

I never stall the bike anymore.

The biggest thing I've noticed about the clutch is than you don't notice it... The only difference is you can't stall the bike. Worth its weight in gold!

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Race Bike: 2018 KTM 350SXF

Other Bikes: 1985 CR80R, 1990 CR250R, 1998 PW80, Specialized Fuse Comp 29.

Sold: 2016 YZ250F, 2012 CRF250R

10/26/2018 10:21 AM

quadzrulebro wrote:

My Radius CX is literally like cheating for MX. I can hardly ride a bike without one at this point. It is literally the very ...more

opyguy wrote:

how was the radius X? significantly cheaper than CX, I have a ktm 250 sx, really debating that or core 3.0

I never used a Radius X. I had the EXP 3.0 in my old bike, and the Radius CX is far better for moto. The clutch has a much more positive “grab” for harder acceleration.

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10/26/2018 10:27 AM

Love my Torque Drive, I have appx 5 hours on mine and no issues so far. With the stiff (red color) springs installed it has a same as OEM pull, more positive engagement, and more power put to the ground!

Would love to try the Radius CX

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Don’t piss off the old people - the older they get the less “life in prison” is a deterrent for them!

2020.5 KTM 450 SXF FE
2006 KX250

10/26/2018 10:37 AM

quadzrulebro wrote:

My Radius CX is literally like cheating for MX. I can hardly ride a bike without one at this point. It is literally the very ...more

Just curious why would you say like cheating?
Makes you faster?

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10/26/2018 10:57 AM
Edited Date/Time: 10/26/2018 11:06 AM

quadzrulebro wrote:

My Radius CX is literally like cheating for MX. I can hardly ride a bike without one at this point. It is literally the very ...more

Tarz483 wrote:

Just curious why would you say like cheating?
Makes you faster?

Yes. I can carry a taller gear into corners, which results in higher corner speeds. Plus, I never have to even touch the clutch after I leave the starting line. The Rekluse clutch engages much more smoothly and accurately than I can. That, and I can concentrate on braking hard with no fear of stalling.

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10/26/2018 11:11 AM

I don’t have either of the ones you mentioned, but I do have the EXP Core 3.0 and it’s the best money I’ve ever spent on a bike part. Like the one guy said, it’s pretty much cheating and for the same reasons he said. I’ll never not have one again.

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10/26/2018 11:39 AM

My wife bought herself a new TT-R 125 this past spring and the first thing I had to do for her/it was to put in a Rekluse CORE EXP 3.0. I tried it on her bike and liked it so much I had to get the Radius CX for my 2017 Beta 500 RR-S. It is awesome.

The CX comes with all the parts that replace just about everything in the clutch, the basket, pressure plate, clutch boss and even a new clutch slave cylinder. I got my kit at a discount from a guy who sells stuff at race-cost on thumpertalk so I was very happy to save about $120.

Install is easy and the instructions make it that way.

As the free play gain is external on the new clutch slave cylinder, any adjustments can be made very easily and it makes the CX worth the price just for that. It is worth the money to me as I'll probably never have to replace any of the clutch parts as Rekluse supplies their own fibers and steels and as I would never slip or fan the clutch anyway, now that I don't even need to use the clutch at all from a stop, the fibers will last forever.

On tight, rocky and steep trails, it is nice having the confidence in knowing that I can simply and easily climb up any hill-I could anyway without the Rekluse, but now it is just easier all around not needing to worry about covering the clutch. I can just ride with the hand and fingers on the grip and just shift.

Where it will really shine will be in the snow this winter as I'll be putting the Camso DTS 129 kit I had used last season and the Rekluse will making riding in the snow even better than last year. Had I not used the Rekluse in my wife's bike, I probably would not have gotten one for my bike but now that I have it, I don't ever want to ride without it.

I am just a trail-rider and not racing at all.

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10/26/2018 12:53 PM

I have never ridden with any type of Rekluse and one thing I always wondered was when you shift, do you just roll off the throttle? Like an old Z50?

When I was racing I always used the clutch while shifting and reaching for it always messed me up. With the Rekluse after the holeshot you really never worry about it again?

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10/26/2018 1:15 PM

DPR250R wrote:

I have never ridden with any type of Rekluse and one thing I always wondered was when you shift, do you just roll off the ...more

With our without the Rekluse, there is no reason to pull in the clutch while upshifting a motocross bike. I never really think about it, but I probably clutch downshifts just to prevent upsetting the chassis. With the Rekluse installed, I think I do less shifting overall, though, since I can carry third gear through just about anything except a 180 corner.

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10/26/2018 1:23 PM
Edited Date/Time: 10/26/2018 1:23 PM

quadzrulebro wrote:

With our without the Rekluse, there is no reason to pull in the clutch while upshifting a motocross bike. I never really think ...more

Def read that many times but was always afraid of doing damage to the trans. The times I tried it, felt like butter but still couldn’t get it out of my head I was gonna eff something up.

So Rekluse is pointless if that is what I am worreid about? More for preventing stalls and carrying higher gears through turns?

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10/26/2018 2:45 PM

The one downfall of the Rekluse is if you fall doing a steep hill climb. As soon as you fall, the rear wheel free wheels and your bike will slide back down the hill. Even when the motor is off, the rear wheel free wheels and you have to hold down the rear brake when getting back on your bike.

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10/26/2018 4:18 PM

Have the Radius X on my KTM 450. Love it - set the release springs and weights so there is very little engine braking. It flows through the corners effortlessly. Made big difference in my corner speed. The other advantage for me is the occasional brain fart and not killing it. Other than those two things, it's just functions just like a stock clutch.

The RX is also on my 350 offroad bike and on my DS 501w00t silly whistling

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Germany 1975 250 CZ Centerport, laydown shocks, mikuni with reed valve, Marzocchi forks with me as the motopilot

10/26/2018 4:33 PM

Ben500RR-S wrote:

My wife bought herself a new TT-R 125 this past spring and the first thing I had to do for her/it was to put in a Rekluse CORE ...more

Welcome Noob.

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10/26/2018 4:34 PM

casper wrote:

The one downfall of the Rekluse is if you fall doing a steep hill climb. As soon as you fall, the rear wheel free wheels and ...more

Damn... I never even thought of that.
I’ve ridden a KTM EXC500 that had a Rekluse in it, but I wasn’t aware. Ride it in tight and technical trails for 40 minutes and didn’t notice a bit of difference.

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10/26/2018 4:39 PM

casper wrote:

The one downfall of the Rekluse is if you fall doing a steep hill climb. As soon as you fall, the rear wheel free wheels and ...more

langhammx wrote:

Damn... I never even thought of that.
I’ve ridden a KTM EXC500 that had a Rekluse in it, but I wasn’t aware. Ride it in tight ...more

Bean?

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2017 RMZ450
2005 YZ250-sold :,(
1998 YZ250
2005 KX250F

80% of the time it works every time
IG @2HRacing
Thanks to : Factory Effex, N2Dirt, Acerbis, DT1, Fasthouse, Matix, FMF, ASV, 100% & Mika Metals

10/26/2018 4:45 PM

I have a radius cx on my yz250, works pretty good, definitely helps on the single track and woods stuff, I personally feel like it makes my bike easier to ride, it was wierd at first but now that I'm use to it, it's great. I will also add that there customer service is second to none, I dealt with a Jon Christ and was super helpful, I actually bought a used rekluse for my bike and told him that upon are first conversation, said it was slipping, he sent me new springs for free, in my book they didnt have to do that. top notch product and quality and top notch customer service.

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10/27/2018 8:10 AM

I have the torqdrive (i think?) Photo

I have had mine since my bike was new, also bought the inner basket to have the full kit.
Mine went just over 40 hours until my disks wore out, no biggie.
My friend bought the same clutch for his 450 also (with the inner basket), and after a few hours, the small rubber bushings on the backside of the basket dissolved, filling his engine with rubber, leading to oil starvation due to the oil pickup filter being jammed with rubber.
(Insert 2000$ rebuild here)

After that i found out that another rider had the same issue in the offseason. All three bikes (mine included) were -18 crf450s.

Seems that Rekluse had issues with their rubber bushings dissolving depending on what oil you are using, not sure if they have found a solution yet but i seem to be one of the luckier ones.

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10/27/2018 9:40 AM

We sell a ton of Rekluse clutches and they have been really good. The new Torq Drive on a 450 is one of the best mods you can do. You can feel more power to the ground and a lighter clutch pull on most bikes. If you want auto clutch, the Radius and Radius X both work awesome! For guys that don't like 4 stroke engine braking you can set up the auto clutch so it is gone. Highly recommend any of their products.

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10/27/2018 9:57 AM

Haven't touched my Z start Pro in 200 hours.

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21.5 350 XC-F
96' XR600r

10/27/2018 11:04 AM

I had Core EXP 3.0 on my 2017 Honda CRF450R and I loved it. Since I didn't have to worry about stalling I learned to roll corners without using clutch. Now I can ride pretty much all bikes with minimal clutch use.

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10/27/2018 11:29 AM

Lastander wrote:

I have the torqdrive (i think?) Photo

I have had mine since my bike was new, also bought the inner basket to have the full kit.
...more

Same thing happened to me except it wasn't caused by Rubber was caused by the metal plates coming apart and clogging the oil pickup , KTM doesn't use rubber dampeners on their 4-stroke baskets and this was the reason rekluse told me the plates busted apart.

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10/30/2018 2:49 PM

ktm300hater wrote:

I have one in my 17 TC250, my daughters 17 FC250, I've sold a bunch of them well and never had any issues.

Just recently got a 18 TC250, was wondering what a rekluse was like in a 2t for pure mx.... had one in my RMZ450 and once got use to it couldn't imagine riding a 4t without one

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10/30/2018 7:33 PM

What oil does Rekluse recommend for their Radius CX clutch in 4-strokes? Anyone here know? thanks!

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