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November 23rd, 2010, 03:54 PM   #21
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Re: MX a FX450 for an old vet rider?

Greg,

I had the LHRB set up on my 250xcw, I liked it but still prefer to be able to use the clutch override. And that is also the reason that I'm seriously considering selling my current Pro set up and going with the Core EXP. I'm not crazy about the really light feeling of the clutch on the Pro.
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Re: MX a FX450 for an old vet rider?

well I practice MX a lot and don't need a clutch for that and when i'm enduroing I do sometimes miss it but if i ever need the hand clutch I know I think I'm being 'clever'! or a 'smartarse' you might say. having the rekluse made me quicker, having a LHRB made me quicker, not having a clutch lever cost me 0.2 seconds a lap.

I'll live with the loss....

my biggest trouble is that i have the first clutch and I have to keep setting it up just right. the figures in the book of .048" gap isn't quite right. i reckon bigger otherwise I don't get a nice lock out.

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November 24th, 2010, 12:44 AM   #23
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Re: MX a FX450 for an old vet rider?

I can see how having to not worry about clutching could for sure make you more consistent. I've really learned allot about them here in the last month, hoping to fit one into my fun budget, . I think I would have to get used to the Auto Clutch before considering a LHRB. As I have never rode with the A/C, how do you get a good feel of the clutch with out a clutch lever when on a MX starting gate and taking off ? When that 30 second board go's sideways and then drops I know I've got 5 or 10 seconds until the Gate drops. At that point I've got one finger on the front brake while the throttle is at about 50 percent and the clutch out just far enough that the rear wheel is juuust trying to break loose.. The Gate drops, hammer the throttle and feed the clutch enough not to slip to much and not dump it and wheelie over like a dork... I'm just going to have to get one and see for myself, everyone that has one sure seems to like them Thanks again for enlightening me on many subjects concerning my new ride
One thing I am noticing about Husaberg owners/riders is that they are a proud group that realy believes in the brand, and I can see why now that I own one. Alot of riders were scoping out my new ride this past weekend as most of them had never seen a ...Husawhat some would say.. (I saw one of our fellow UHB members has that I.D, I love it ). But everyone that did look at it asked alot of questions. Maybe we'll get a few more on Husaberg's
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Re: MX a FX450 for an old vet rider?

I've got about 6 hrs on the FX450 now, what a Great bike
I haven't even got the suspension done and I'm still very impressed even with 5" of rear sag. Can't wait for the revalve and springs
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December 3rd, 2010, 05:13 PM   #25
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Re: MX a FX450 for an old vet rider?

Originally Posted by GregG628
I've got about 6 hrs on the FX450 now, what a Great bike
I haven't even got the suspension done and I'm still very impressed even with 5" of rear sag. Can't wait for the revalve and springs
It's a bird, it's a plane! It's HusaGreg!

Nice shot!

I wonder if these are still on sale?
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December 3rd, 2010, 05:21 PM   #26
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Re: MX a FX450 for an old vet rider?

Originally Posted by GregG628
I've got about 6 hrs on the FX450 now, what a Great bike
I haven't even got the suspension done and I'm still very impressed even with 5" of rear sag. Can't wait for the revalve and springs

Sweet pic Greg! Looks like your Berg is leaving a contrail of it's own.
Looks like you didn't get the memo that Bergs aren't for the moto track and definitely not supposed to catch major air. Kinda fun having peeps ask, "what kinda bike is that", isn't it?

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Re: MX a FX450 for an old vet rider?

At this point, I've, with the help and suggestions of you all and time on the bike have answered my own question.. For my level of riding at his point in my life, with out even getting the suspension done (got the shipping box from factory connection this weekend, time to send it off) this is a great do it all bike and when set up for me it will be as competitive as I'm physically able to make it, moto or trail.. It's smooth and sweet with torque to get it done : )
P.S, it is cool when they don't know what it is, and no, I didn't get the memo...lol ; )
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Re: MX a FX450 for an old vet rider?

I had my first long ride this past weekend with the Rekluse Pro and left hand brake kit fitted. The auto clutch worked flawlessly and it did not take me long to just ride and forget about the clutch.

The biggest benefit is that you simply cannot stall the bike. Also you save your left forearm from any and all clutch-related armpump / fatigue. This is more apparent towards the end of a longer ride.

If i had to do it again I would recommend installing the Rekluse Core EXP and retain the clutch over-ride. That way you get all the benefits and no down side.
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Re: MX a FX450 for an old vet rider?

Originally Posted by Squ1rrel
I had my first long ride this past weekend with the Rekluse Pro and left hand brake kit fitted. The auto clutch worked flawlessly and it did not take me long to just ride and forget about the clutch.

The biggest benefit is that you simply cannot stall the bike. Also you save your left forearm from any and all clutch-related armpump / fatigue. This is more apparent towards the end of a longer ride.

If i had to do it again I would recommend installing the Rekluse Core EXP and retain the clutch over-ride. That way you get all the benefits and no down side.
So you prefer the clutch to the LHRB? I would think the advantages of the brake would outweigh the clutch issue.
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Re: MX a FX450 for an old vet rider?

So you prefer the clutch to the LHRB? I would think the advantages of the brake would outweigh the clutch issue.
Slipping the clutch is quicker (more efficient) than momentarily tapping off the power and catching a lower gear, when you need some quick extra snap, to loft the front wheel over an obstacle or jump over a hole.

Also, old habits die hard and it will take me a while to avoid "dabbing" the LHRB, thinking its the clutch.

Most of the time you can consciously avoid touching the LHRB lever, but in some situations you don't have time to think and you react instinctively to negotiate an obstacle. This applies to both braking and clutching situations. If you suddenly need to brake you will instinctively jump on the foot brake quicker than the LHRB - just the way my brain is wired after 35 years in the saddle
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