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Finally getting to test some EXP changes

I’ve had these heavy wedges and silver springs for over a year now, but I’m going to finally going to get them installed and tested.  Prior to this, it was medium wedges and 6 red springs.

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Rekluse EXP – heavy wedges

When I was researching things on the Rekluse site, I noticed that the kits they had for several of the small bore engines came with heavy wedges.  The EXP I bought for Version 2.0 at $203 was a good price to begin with, but what made it even better was that it came with a set of regular and  heavy wedges:

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After opening the EXP up:

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Here is the heavy and regular wedge:

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The heavy wedges weigh 10% more than the regular:

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I kept the lightest springs (at least for a YZ 125) in:

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I will see in a few days what kind of difference this makes.


It is alive! Finally have the Rekluse EXP working in the KDX

This is part of Project KDX – Rekluse EXP.

I made some time to get the Rekluse EXP installed today.

While I had the cover off, I took care of the leaking seal:

New seal

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When I only have  the outer/smaller clutch cover off, I lock the rear tire and put the transmission in 4th or 5th gear.  It makes easy work of getting the clutch nut off.  You just have to be careful that you rotate the tire so the spokes don’t hit the bar:

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I’ve gotten pretty good at getting the clutch pack, basket and hub aligned and installed quickly now.  I’ll stack everything in the basket and then just lightly tighten down the bolts to keep the clutch pack together, but still allow things to move around:

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I install the basket first and get the gears to mesh.  Then I drop the rest of the clutch in and can wiggle things around to get it to drop in:

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Once I got everything bolted back together, I let the engine warm up to operating temperature.  Then I started adjusting the clutch cable.  The hybrid clutch isn’t as “tall” as the stock KDX clutch, so I had to adjust it out this far to get the correct clutch gap.  I’ve got a couple of ideas of how to correct this:

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And here is my crappy video of a quick ride around the yard.

 


One step closer . . . Rekluse EXP

This is part of Project KDX – Rekluse EXP.

The EXP clutch showed up a couple of days early.  Based on my experience with the Dyna Ring, I was confident that I would want the lowest engagement springs.  Thought I would just pull it apart since I was swapping out the springs:

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All ready to install:

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