Thanks for the update. Seems odd and I guess I don't really understand Peters email about why they are selling with the 10.5 and not the 9.5. For me I don't really want to buy both parts since like you said the goal was a lighter pull.
Well the issue he explained to me is same as he did to you... the 9.5 will be a lighter pull, but if there's not enough free play, the clutch will drag, which is obviously no good. On my bike, the 10.5 had lots of free play, more then recommended so it would have needed shimming anyways. So that's also part of why he felt comfortable sending me the 9.5 instead. IIRC, it still needed to be shimmed a teeny bit, and the free play is right where it should be, approx 1/8". I haven't noticed any clutch drag, and I can actually start my bike in gear some times. (I also have a Shorai battery, that may be helping as well)