Rekluse Clutch Asm: Perks for Manual vs. ~Auto?
Ok so Iíve read all I could find on here, watched as many youtube videos I could, researched all I could online about these but most are either selling or outdated, so here we go again.
Riding: XC primarily, minimal MX ~95/5%
Iím contemplating upgrading/replacing my clutch assembly on my Ď19 450R this winter and know Iíll be going with a Rekluse. However, since itís going to cost a small fortune and I donít want to purchase twice, therefore I want to hear from all of you before I take the plunge. Yes they are awesome, yes I have tested them out on other quads (albeit briefly and in no way was enough in my eyes to make a decision such as this) that isnít the question here so please keep that in mind.
Now here is my predicament, Rekluse Core Manual TorqDrive or the ďautoĒ RadiusCX. Both full assembly replacements, both have incredible respect in the industry. Both cost ~the same
So to add some context, Iím a bit old school, I like to use my clutch lever, I like the full control, I like the technical challenges of navigating tight trails and not stalling knowing that if I do...it was cuz I fíd up. To me, and for me personally, I feel that makes me a better rider and quite frankly a better trail reader. Points for the Core Manual TorqDrive.
Bump starts as always, engine breaking without having to relearn a little/build up the reflex on blipping the throttle when I want that extra engine drag. The ability to have the ďoh shit momentsĒ kicking it down in 1st when I donít make it up the hill or get tossed. Keeps the bike ďold schoolĒ just with a bullet proof clutch. Points again for the Core Manual TorqDrive.
On the other hand, yes I could theoretically still use the clutch lever with the RadiusCX and as I get older and get the opportunity to ride less, having an ďautoĒ has itís benefits. There are also a large number of XC and old school trail riders that I respect going this RadiusCX route and that is pretty tough to ignore (some I know still rock the full manual and refuse to change, respect both). Points for the RadiusCX
I get to relearn/build a new reflex on how to handle my quad better. Change is good sometimes and if you arenít learning something new about yourself, your skill or your machine when riding...well then ur probably not pushing yourself. Points RadiusCX
Anyone on here have personal experience with both? Comments on either? Iím interested in hearing everyoneís feedback. As I plan on ďpicking a sideĒ here in the very near future.