Rekluse Z-Start Pro Clutch Kit

Rekluse Z-Start Pro Clutch Kit
Rekluse Z-Start Pro Clutch Kit

$629.00

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Description Item #REK0005

Rekluse z-Start Pro - Rekluse's best selling product that has been raced, abused and relied on by tens of thousands of riders in more types of riding and racing world-wide than any other Rekluse product.

First introduced in 2005, z-Start Pro was the first Auto-Clutch to give the rider manual clutch lever override capability and defined the ultimate in tunability to suit each rider's preferences and riding conditions. Well known in the off-road racing world as bullet proof and the tamer of the nastiest terrain imaginable.

  • Faster cornering.
  • Improved traction.
  • Virtually eliminates stalling.
  • Better starts.
  • Faster lap times.
  • Fully tunable to rider preference and terrain conditions.

Features & Benefits:

  • Feature: Highest grade CNC-machined billet, hard-anodized aluminum clutch components.
  • Benefit: Handles extreme abuse and offers long lasting durability.
  • Feature: Fully adjustable includes optional wave springs and ball bearings.
  • Benefit: Allows rider to achieve a matrix of truly custom settings to obtain great performance advantages.
  • Feature: CNC laser-cut drive plates perfectly match the center clutch with continuous radius spine technology causing clutch loads to be evenly distributed over a greater surface area with more precise tolerances.
  • Benefit: Longer clutch component life, smoother engagement / disengagement, and less clutch hammering that virtually eliminates notching with even the most aggressive riders.
  • Feature: Center clutch design with innovative fluid dynamic oil flow technology.
  • Benefit: Cooler operating temperatures for less fade and longer clutch and clutch plate life.

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16 Reviews
4.9 out of 5 stars
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gwk565
Verified Purchaser
Waterford Twp, MI, USA
Durability   Ease of Installation   Performance   Power   Style  
2009 CRF450R

Rekluse Z start pro, I would recommend this product to a rider who doesn't ride motocross (well B class or higher. if your new C class and blow rider this is a good clutch to learn on a motocross track), this set up doesn't allow you to feather the clutch, or slip the clutch, its strictly Auto clutch. yes you can pull the clutch lever all the way in once it hits your grip you can rev it in gear, but when your going fast into a deep sand turn your cant feather the clutch to get RPMs back up to pull out of the turn, its like driving a tractor in away. also at higher RPM the clutch lever free play is different thats why you have to so much free play at idle rpm to allow expansion.
down shifting on a motocross track is hard, you have to down shift early into turns to keep the RPMs up, and you have to be patient while down shifting. you gain more engine braking this way. can be good or bad, depends on soil. some corners i felt faster in, but most felt slower, you have to have good throttle control/ or have good roll on power since you cant feather the clutch for more power. having a 450 is not a big problem but if i was on a 250f i would give this a 3 star.
i took advantage of the 30 day demo ride in hopes of keeping the clutch. but I returned it. I race motocross, hare scrambles, and gnarly trails with ton of rocks and very steep hills, the z start pro was amazing in the trails and hare scramble race. i raced my first hare scramble race at Portland trail riders in Michigan in the 2hr B class and placed 3rd. without this clutch i would have been mid pack but with out being able feather the clutch was a deal beaker i lost alot of time in sandy turns. i purchased the rekluse exp core full kit. hopefully i wil like that much better because it says you retain your stock clutch lever feel

hope i explained that ok. if your a beginner rider. and just want to twist n go, this rekluse z start pro is for you.
thanks for reading my review

oldman
Verified Purchaser
Redding, CA, USA
Durability   Ease of Installation   Performance   Power   Style  
Best purchase ever

I wish I had bought this years ago. Easy to install with u tube video, instructions suck that come with it. Everything that I read about this clutch is true. I will never have a dirt bike with out one again.

Kev312
Farmer City IL.
Durability   Ease of Installation   Performance   Power   Style  
A Reluse in my Honda trx 450 is huge advantage

I have been rubbing the z start for the past 5 years and would never race without it. The ability to not stall or have to be worried about pulling in the clutch when you slam on your rear brakes makes it worth every $ spent. Low maintenance and easy enough to change out the plates.

Mike
Castle Rock, CO, USA
Performance   Power  
Don't be reckless get a Rekluse

I bought a used bike with this product installed already. I was thinking it wasn't a hard corp MX product. I was wrong you can ride faster and in more control with a Rekluse Clutch! Works just like a regular clutch when you want it to for doing wheelies and other things. I will upgrade all of my future bike to Rekluse!
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JD711
Top 1000 Contributor
Attalla, AL, USA
Durability   Ease of Installation   Performance   Power   Style  
Works perfectly!

Used the recluse on my YZ450F. Now I can ride it though the woods like a trail bike! (without the stalling in the tight stuff) Would recomend to everyone, from new riders to pro's!!!

89HFzcr
Top 250 Contributor Verified Purchaser
West Richland, WA, USA
Durability   Ease of Installation   Performance   Power   Style  
Amazing Product!

Resisted getting one for years, finally gave in after my riding buddies kept bragging the benefits. Wish I had bought one sooner, amazing benefits, especially on my CR500af, makes it even more fun to ride, it really is like cheating. Cornering is amazing, increased traction control, reduced arm pump, less to think about while racing, and oh yeah, it WON'T stall! A very cool addition to a bike I already loved. It's like having a super powerful, better handling, larger KLX110. But, you can shift with, or without clutch. Haven't had it for too long yet, but if the quality of construction is any indication of durability, it should operate for many trouble free hours.

Psycho
Verified Purchaser
Western Pa.
Durability   Ease of Installation   Performance   Power   Style  
Made me finally like my CRF450X.

If I would have bought this first would not have needed pipe and flywheel while trying to keep my bike from stalling all the time.

cjkc10
Verified Purchaser
Southampton Township, NJ, USA
Durability   Ease of Installation   Performance   Power   Style  
Rekluse - Well worth the price!

I got this for my son on his CRF150R. He just moved up to this bike and had trouble with the stock clutch pull - couldn't finish a 90 min hare scramble. He absolutely loved it, use the clutch lever to feather it for more power if needed, or just downshift and twist the throttle. No more clutch arm fatigue at all. IMPORTANT NOTE: if installing on crf150r, make sure you include the needle bearing and stock washer on the throwout rod, then the Rekluse spacer washer and spring. The directions weren't clear on that - the rest of the install was a breeze.

Sarge
Verified Purchaser
Port Angeles, WA, USA
Durability   Ease of Installation   Performance   Power   Style  
Rekluse clutch

I put this on my wifes CRF150R and has made trail riding very enjoyable for her. It was really easy to install. Make sure you buy a side cover gasket if your working on a CRF150R. I was pretty careful taking off the side cover and still ripped it.

CRJester
Verified Purchaser
Rittman, OH
Durability   Ease of Installation   Performance   Power   Style  
Rekluse Worth Every Penny

I bought this rekluse clutch kit for my son's kx65 after talking with a friend who uses the same setup in his sons bike. The directions were straight forward and easy to understand. Instalation was a breeze. This setup has made riding easier and more enjoyable for my son. it is worth every penny!

Kodiak123
Verified Purchaser
Rockaway nj
Durability   Ease of Installation   Performance   Power   Style  
Game changer

Awesome product... Best place to order from... Zstart is a game changer in the woods

McGuckin
Must have

This is a must have for any woods rider. Install was a breeze and the benefits are felt right away. So easy its almsot cheating. This will go on every bike I own from here on out.

yfz450zf
Great product

I put this on my yfz 450 ,its great for xc racing makes faster lap times and its gives you fast starts in gear and ur bike won't die. Installed myself in hours and never messed with an ATV clutch before. Great product and would recommend to anyone beginner to expert its a great buy.

stlyamadude
Top 250 Contributor
missouri

its like driving and auto car...its freaking awesome!!!! its a must have for four strokes!!!! the only reason i didnt give it 5 stars is set up...ive had it now for 6 months and still dont have it set perfect...but over all it is great!!!!! u will not be dissapointed if u buy this clutch!!!!!!

KTMsforlife
Must Have

This is my second bike with a Rekluse Z-Start Pro, and it is moto magic. Tight woods, grass track, MX Tracks... In all cases, I can ride longer with less fatigue using the Z-Start Pro. No corner stalls, no missed neutral shifts, waaaaaaayyyy less arm-pump in constant standing / sitting corner sections. Perfect clutch feathering, every time.

Rekluse Z-Start Pro Clutch Kit
iluvdirtbikin
Keizer, OR
Worth every penny

I can keep my hand on the bars or a quick pull on my goggles cord without worrying about pulling in that darn clutch. I could still pull it in, but love the clutch at Little Nestucca and I'm sure I'll love the bike at Eddieville next weekend.

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9 Questions
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RealGraveRobber
Location: Billings, MT, USA
Q: How can I order replacement clutch balls for my clutch?
4 months 9 days ago
2005 kx250f rekluse clutch kit
MotoSportExpert
Expert MotoSport Staff
4 months 8 days ago
A: Please contact one of our sales professionals to inquire about special orders and availability.
Dirt Bike / ATV: 1-888-676-8853
christianmx
Location: New Castle, CO, USA
Q: Does this include a clutch cover?
1 year 1 month ago
MotoSportExpert
MotoSport Staff Expert
1 year 1 month ago
A: No, This kit does not include the outer clutch cover. It is only the internal clutch parts shown in the image. Feel free to give us a call at 888-676-8853 and we would be happy to help you out with your order.
gwk565
2 months 26 days ago Location: Waterford Twp, MI, USA
A: The rekluse Z start pro does not included clutch cover. depending on model it will included a new thicker clutch cover gasket that works great and adds oil volume
scottydeville
Q: Is everything in picture included in kit for a 2010 crf250r. is the thicker gasket needed for this bike?
1 year 5 months ago
MotoSportExpert
Top 1 Contributor
1 year 5 months ago
A: The thicker gasket is not required on the 2010+ CRF250R models.

You can download the product installation instructions and manuals here:

http://www.rekluse.com/support.shtml

The picture is representative on our website.
JD711
Top 1000 Contributor
1 year 2 months ago Location: Attalla, AL, USA
A: Everything you need will come with your kit. Some parts needed differ from bike to bike. The correct gasket will come with your purchase.
gwk565
2 months 26 days ago Location: Waterford Twp, MI, USA
A: yes what you see is what you get in this z start pro kit. and thicker gasket will be included
nekkidracing
Location: northen,cal
Q: Can you still push start?
1 year 5 months ago
I have an 88 cr500 on a outlaw kart. It has to be pushed to fire it off. (No kick starter) can this still be done with this clutch?
MotoSportExpert
Top 1 Contributor
1 year 5 months ago
A: With the Rekluse auto clutches, you will not be able to bump start the bike.
JD711
Top 1000 Contributor
1 year 2 months ago Location: Attalla, AL, USA
A: Absolutly not. You will not be able to push start your bike. But the performance of the clutch far outweighs the "occational "extra effort to start.
gwk565
2 months 26 days ago Location: Waterford Twp, MI, USA
A: nope
holyrider
Location: Santa Clara, CA, USA
Q: I'm still unsure of the performance/functional difference between the Z Start Pro and Core EXP. This is for a 2013 WR250F?
1 year 9 months ago
MotoSportExpert
Top 1 Contributor
1 year 8 months ago
A: To answer your questions, it depends on what kind of riding you do as to which Rekluse Product is better suited for you.

Rekluse has a product matrix listed here:

http://www.rekluse.com/support_faq_cc.shtml
cole
Top 1000 Contributor
Q: Does this kit come with a clutch basket?
1 year 9 months ago
I noticed this comes with an inner hub and everything else but ive read that friction plates arent included, what about the outer clutch basket?
MotoSportExpert
MotoSport Staff Expert
1 year 9 months ago
A: No, this kit does not come with the friction plates or the clutch basket you will need to use your OEM. Click and watch the Rekluse how to video for step by step installation instructions.
JD711
Top 1000 Contributor
1 year 2 months ago Location: Attalla, AL, USA
A: No clutch basket for the Z-start pro, and you will have to order new, or re-use your existing clutch plates. The friction plates will come in the kit. (needed for correct spacing). Some of the other Recuse clitch kits come with a new clutch basket, if thats what your after.
preston
Q: I was looking and i cant find what this kit comes with. main question is, does it come with the rekluse cover for your engine?
2 years 6 months ago
MotoSportRyanT
MotoSport Staff Expert
2 years 6 months ago Location: Portland, OR, USA
A: This kit does not include the outer clutch cover. It is only the internal clutch parts shown in the image.
Psycho
2 years ago Location: Western Pa.
A: No cover or friction plates both needed if you have time on clutch fibers would buy new. You don't really need the cover as they ship thicker gasket but after install and see if you enjoy the clutch I imediatley ordered cover.
JD711
Top 1000 Contributor
1 year 2 months ago Location: Attalla, AL, USA
A: The Z-start pro comes with all the mechanical parts needed, but does not contain a new cover. One of the other, more expensive Recluse kits does come with a cover. But they all have their own functions, so if your after the "auto clutch" I suggest you simply purchase it, and purchase the cover as well.
gwk565
2 months 26 days ago Location: Waterford Twp, MI, USA
A: z start pro does not come with clutch cover
ricardao
Location: Brazil
Q: What`s diference about this one and the core 2.0 exp kit?
2 years 9 months ago
Hello,my bike is a yamaha wr 250f 2008 and i`d like to know more about the diference of this one and the other rekluse core 2.0 exp? Thanks.
MotoSportExpert
MotoSport Staff
2 years 9 months ago Location: Portland, OR, USA
A: We went ahead and asked Rekluse about this to get the best answer for you. Here are the main differences between the two clutches. The big difference between the Z-Start and 2.0 products is clutch control. The earlier product uses a pressure plate where the balls ramp out and has no pressure plate springs, so trying to override the clutch is more on or off. The 2.0 uses pressure plate springs and an expandable friction so clutch modulation feels pretty close to stock. The automatic part of both is pretty similar as they are both centrifugal.
nelsonp519
Q: What is the difference between the z start and the 2.0?
Over 3 years ago
MotoSportExpert
MotoSport Staff
Over 3 years ago Location: Portland, OR, USA
A: We went ahead and asked Rekluse about this to get the best answer for you. Here are the main differences between the two clutches.

The big difference between the z-Start and 2.0 products is clutch control. The earlier product uses a pressure plate where the balls ramp out and has no pressure plate springs, so trying to override the clutch is more on or off. The 2.0 uses pressure plate springs and an expandable friction so clutch modulation feels pretty close to stock. The automatic part of both is pretty similar as they are both centrifugal.
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