Thanks for posting the "How to" for this mod, the pics are great and the instructions are very thorough.
I bought my K6 second-hand and dropped it in my work's car park after only owning it for five days. The car park was wet from rain. I pulled out from the bike shed and thought to myself, "That was a pretty bad take-off!", I then slowed down to go between a couple of poles, and as I feathered the clutch out to get moving again, veering to the right slightly, the rear wheel spun up, stepped out to the left and spat me off! It was very embarrassing and I've been copping $#!t for that crash ever since. The clutch lever, left hand clip on and rearset had to be replaced, and the plastics got scratched up and has bits missing out of it, aswell as cracks in the left hand mirror housing and rear indicator.
My clutch has been doing the grabby, squealing thing every now and then since I've owned it, but I've only just realised that it was most probably the reason I crashed that night. A friend at work mentioned to me, about a week ago, that another guy at work had his clutch modified under warranty when it started playing up. It's embarrassing taking off from the traffic lights sometimes(usually when turning right) when the bike lurches and squeals. I also used to have a bit of trouble going around small, slow round-abouts(we turn right here in Oz) while feathering the clutch, but the rear brake keeps control of that now.
Now, a few hundred bucks, scratches, bruises, two weeks of light headedness(I scratched up my brand new AGV ti-tech pretty well), damaged pride, and about eight months later, the pieces of the puzzle finally fit together, and although I would have rather not crashed, I'm glad that it wasn't my fault(I believe, anyway). I've been riding and driving since I was about 12 yrs old, I'm now at 35 yrs old and I've never dropped a bike coming off the line, so when I crashed that night, I was in total disbelief of what had just happened and have been for the last eight months. Now I feel vindicated and very relieved!!!
So, even though my bike is just out of warranty, hopefully I can get this mod done for free, but if not, I'll use this "how to" and save myself a few hundred bucks!
Thanks again for this thread, I've gotta get this done ASAP!!!
Others have mentioned this before, but I think it'd be good if you could add into the title or top of the thread that this mod is to fix a grabby, squealing clutch. I already new what it was for when I did a search for it, but I noticed that a few people have asked throughout the thread.