I've got to agree with Paul. It is much easier to pull the clutch in with the cable. Obvious difference with mine parked next to his, mine with the stock clutch setup, his with the cable. Having said that, I still will not be installing the cable clutch setup because I don't think the stock pull is too bad. Maybe some GRG levers...
The reason the race bikes went over to a cable clutch set up is not ease of pull, and actually not much about weigh savings, it is about clutch "feel" as in race starts where the motor is held at a high rpm and the clutch is fed into the bike as you launch. Very difficult to do with a RC with a Hydro set up. as it engages in a very short window or sweep of the lever. with a cable design the clutch engagement is over a wider sweep and much more feel is available.
Changing to a smaller piston with a shorter fulcrum Master Cylinder does offer more sweep but even less feel.
True I did notice a lot less effort and the feel is a little less with the Brembo 16X18 billet radial master cylinder. But for the street it sure is nice and since I'm not drag racing the bike it dosen't bother me at all and it works great with the Brembo 19X16 billet radial brake I'm running, one finger on both all day no problem.
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