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Old 06-11-2018, 01:26 PM   #41
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Re: Is the Auto Shift Thing Going to Catch On?

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Old 06-11-2018, 01:45 PM   #42
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Re: Is the Auto Shift Thing Going to Catch On?



Mandrake, it's a communist plot to rob you and I of our precious bodily fluids ... oh, and the use of our left hand.
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Old 06-11-2018, 06:28 PM   #43
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Re: Is the Auto Shift Thing Going to Catch On?

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Old 06-12-2018, 02:27 PM   #44
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Re: Is the Auto Shift Thing Going to Catch On?

I hope it catches on.

I'm not the intended market. Nor am I the intended market for V6 Mustangs or 4-cylinder FWD Malibus; but those are the bread and butter for the brand and what allows Ford and Chevy to create and sell Mustang Cobras and Corvette Z06's.

I doubt an automatic motorcycle will take over the market share, but anything that opens up motorcycling to more people is a good thing. As Americans, sometimes I feel we are our worst enemy. You go to other countries and all motorcyclists share that common bond. Over here we have folks from different brands and styles pointing their noses up at each other.
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Old 06-12-2018, 06:09 PM   #45
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Re: Is the Auto Shift Thing Going to Catch On?

So, I must most assuredly agree with Mitch. I have issues with Anti-Lock Brakes as well. Two reasons:

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more reason.....



I would also argue that you could wheelie an auto clutch....





But stoppies are tough on some anti-locks, could not stoppie this thing with anti-lock on

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Old 06-13-2018, 11:26 AM   #46
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Re: Is the Auto Shift Thing Going to Catch On?

It looks like MV Agusta is putting a Rekluse on a sport tourer...

https://rideapart.com/articles/mv-ag...o-transmission

I'm unclear if it'll shift gears for you though. The article kinda started in one place and finished in another...
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Old 06-13-2018, 12:12 PM   #47
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Re: Is the Auto Shift Thing Going to Catch On?

Cool. I hope it finds its way into other brands. Seems like a good solution.
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Old 06-13-2018, 12:46 PM   #48
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Re: Is the Auto Shift Thing Going to Catch On?

Cool idea from MV. Saves on development of tech and likely just fits into parts they already made. little design change. Some of the dirt bike installs use a thicker clutch cover which actually adds a little more oil capacity.

The early versions of the Recluse started with 2 different companies. The clutch action really sucked. Recluse bought out the other company for their technology. They offered both for a bit, but have come up with the combo that works well. Replaces minimal parts compared to stock. The newer version clutch action is nice. Freewheel down hills with no engine breaking (some use it on 4 strokes) and no clutch to start. I jumped on a buddies without knowing it had once on it and it works well. You can override the clutch action with the lever or not use it if you want. idle at stops with a twist of the throttle to get moving if you want. Heavy braking can still kill the bike as I managed to after I remembered it had one. I think it had more to do with adjustment than overall function. manually shift.

I will say this. The bike I rode my buddy smoked the clutch in the race. It constantly slips the clutch for you to give traction and easy shifting. If you ride around in the wrong gear or have it out of adjustment long it will smoke fibers and overheat the plates. He did it at a muddy race. Thankfully he a day left on the warranty. They sent him a complete new one. I think he got a handle on it.

Sounds interesting for street use. Might be cool with the V-strom, but since I don't commute in traffic at all with it I don't think I would actually need it or like it.
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Old 06-13-2018, 01:10 PM   #49
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Re: Is the Auto Shift Thing Going to Catch On?

I heard a story at a KTM shop last weekend about a new rider buying a 1290 R with a Rekluse clutch and completely destroying the clutch in short order.

Made me go as I was thinking that kind of setup might be my next thing.
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