I ended up getting a pivot assist clutch lever and feather light clutch cable from Ballards-supposed to reduce the clutch pull by 40%. Be interesting to see if it works. If not I might give the actuator arm the ole cut and shut trick As with all the probs with our bikes, if they are so eay to fix, why dont Yamaha do it in the first place? Im sure they have top dollar engineers who would surely understand a thing or two about pivot ratios????