Swapping out for a Rekluse is pretty much the same thing as installing a new clutch. They're not inexpensive at $850, but the benefits are nice.Is it possible for me to take a 2003 XLC Sportster & swap the stock clutch for an automatic clutch & suicide shifter? Or is it more work than simply swapping one for the other?
When I hear someone say "suicide shift" my brain automatically interprets it as they want a suicide clutch and a jockey shift.OK, so here is me being cynical;
First off, the shift is not what is referred to as "Suicide", it's the clutch...meaning its a foot clutch, but specifically the suicide clutches are the old style Harley foot clutches that the clutch engaged and the foot pedal is locked. The reason they are called "suicide" is because the lock had a bad habit of failing and causing the bike to jump forward and either rearending the car in front of you or throwing you out into traffic.
What you are seeing in that video is a hand shifter with what I would generally surmise is a no stall clutch, not an automatic because you still have to shift apparently. Being in the location it is, generally referred to as a tank mounted hand shift, vs a jockey shift, which sits low and behind the riders leg and when being used makes the rider look as if he were a jockey whipping his horse through the fourth turn at Belmont.
Another thing I have seen in the past is the tank mounted hand shift with the clutch lever mounted to it and you squeeze the lever like you normally would, but just on the shift handle.
Personally, I see no real reason to have that clutch unless you want an old school look but lack the confidence to learn to ride a foot clutch (it's not as hard as people think, just a little tricky to learn on hills)