I believe I posted something about softening the clutch pull on the WR450 a while back. The consensus came back: a) Get used to it Get a Rekluse clutch I found another way: I ordered qty (3) clutch springs from the same year 250 model. The springs are shorter than the 450 model, but the same diameter and everything else. The clutch has 6 springs, so I replaced 3 of them in a triad fashion (keeping 3 of the original ones), clutch pull is MUCH softer. I took it up a bunch of steep hills in low gear and I weigh 225.....no slipping. Butter soft clutch for $15.00 plus shipping from Bike Bandit !!!