Clake (Clutch/Brake)

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  1. Andy Winters

    Andy Winters Administrator
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    I wanted to start a discussion on the clake (clutch/brake) device as I've been looking hard at this to complement my Rekluse Core EXP on my Beta 300. they seem to get stellar reviews but I'de like to get some more feedback from those that have them

    http://www.clake.co.au
     
  2. darksidemxer

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    I want to test ride one bad lol. I dont have stalling issues though so i am kind of curious about the application. Whats the point? Btw i am in fl so hills are laughable and the worst we have is mud and sugarsand.
     
  3. Andy Winters

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    for me here in NJ riding technical single track, here are the things I'm attracted to with a LHRB

    1. I'm a brake dragger and boil the brakes fast in tight sections trying to go fast
    2. because I'm a brake dragger I ten to run the pdeal very low which puts it and my foot in harms way
    3. because the pedal is low, it is difficult to use going down hils because I have to lean forward to use it.
    4. I want to practice slow wheelies and I suck at cover the rear brake with my foot, the hand brake would save me from going over.
    5. tight right had downhill switchbacks will be much easier...although I have to admit it's only a problem once in a blue moon.

    I actually have a line (both long and short)and AJP brake master I could hook up just to try it, the only reason I haven't is because I have a rekluse core exp so I can't ditch the clutch master. also the lines I have will either go all the way to the caliper, in which case I would loose the foot pedal, or I also have a line that would go to the rear brake master...but I don't have the sleeve for the master. I have a sleeve for the older honda style master (kit was bought for my old 2005 crf450x. My new Beta uses the newer style nissin rear master.

    the Clake SLR seems like a good deal, the clake 2 is very cool, but it's a huge investment for a LHRB, but if you don't have a rekluse already then I could see the advantages for the clake 2.

    for me the scary part is getting spare parts for this exotic creation.
     
  4. darksidemxer

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    I guess i can see it for brake dragging though i nvr had that problem. Idk for me the next level of skill building to push my single track riding will be to buy a trials bike. Kick bad habits like toe touching, standibg balance issues or clutch/brake control all while getting a new toy :D win win!
     
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    I just installed a Rekluse Pro on my new KTM 200. My last bike , a KTM 350 SX, also had one and I think they are great, although the hook-up was better on the 350 than it is on the 200. I may need heavier wedges. I also had both bikes set up with the LHB and I loved it. When I transfered it to the 200 it kept loosing the actuation so for the last several rides I rode without it. I just finally figured out what the problem was so I'm back to using the LHB extensively. I feel that it really shines on gnarly down hills. I find that I can control the rear brake much better with the LHB. Actually, I deliberatly lock the rear wheel so I can free wheel down the hills and that may sound crazy but I find that I can catch and pass many riders that are actually better riders than I am and it's fun to see the expression on their faces as I go around them. Most of the guys I ride think I'm crazy not to use engine breaking but I'm not interested in slowing down, I want to ride the down hills as fast and as smoothly as I can.

    I just wanted to offer some more input to this post. I just installed and tested a Clake 2 on this bike and was really happy about the outcome. I found the CLake a little hard to bleed using their method so I resorted to my own method. During the test ride I realized that I needed to swap to a different cam for the brake in order to get the correct action but after that, it works perfectly. The Clake 2 LHB is far superior to the Rekluse because it is more powerful and it has the clutch lever on the same plane as the brake. With the Rekluse LHB I found it awkward to reach the clutch, and it's really necessary to fan your clutch on a small bore bike. It's a lot more money but you can take it to your next bike.
     
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  6. jays400exc

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    I have had a Clake Pro for the last 3 years and love it. I installed it on my 13 Gasser, 1st without a Rekluse. At that time I had to get a few extra cams for the clutch. The setup I was looking for was to totally or as close too disengaging the clutch before the braking started. I got them from Clake free of charge with the request to send back the same amount that I was sent. I received 6 different cams that made the setup work for me. You do have to work out what you want. In respect to the Rekluse the setup I received from Clake does work. Thanks Andy for the Rekluse! The setup is great with both. I you think it major $$$ now you should have seen what I paid 3 years ago. You are getting a 300.00 price break now. I would do it all again for sure. On the plus side you can move it from bike to bike.
     
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    As far as the brake dragging and the boiling of the brakes ... what kind of brake cooling have you thought of? I know the higher temp brake fluid is a simple first step.. but I've been wondering about other brake cooling mods too. Boano racing makes this.. and guys put computer heat sinks etc.. along with other increased volume of brake fluid like slavens has for sale and crf's only has amongst others. I'm as far as the high temp brake fluid but have been looking at other options.
    this is for ktm.. don't know if it fits for Beta
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SQmCyN1uPEo&t=31s

    http://www.enduro21.com/index.php/40-general/517-product-boano-beta-disc-guard
     
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    Did you folks disable the clutch assist system on the Clake when using it with the Rekluse?
     

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