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Stiff Clutch... new slave or remove springs?

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So with dry clutches being typically heavier than their wet counterparts, what's the typical/recommended way to make the lever pull easier on the hand? I've read that upgrading the slave cylinder should reduce the stiffness by about 20-30%, but others just say to remove 2 springs from the clutch. If you're running a 1000desmo engine, does removing springs result in any clutch slippage? Anywho, just curious about people's opinions on this...
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This is the same motor as the Multistrada. Yes the clutch pull is tough especially around town it will wear on you. My first decent ride in 04 had my hand cramp up when i went to take my glove off. Muthafer!
I since have changed out to a Evilution slave cylinder and keep a squeeze ball at my desk to build up wrist strength. I was spoiled for years by my Triumph wet clutch.
 

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emjay said:
hehe... aside from working out your left hand, would you say its a significant difference with the Evo slave? Also, if someone went the 'removing clutch springs' route, can you post a DIY guide?
The Evo slave seems to have helped. Also forgot to mention this was followed up a few months later with new Speedy Moto clutch bits. A slight improvement felt there also.
Your probably wanting to get rid of that chrome clutch cover anyway :)

I would seriously not alter any springs.
 
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