Just Bought a 97 XR650L with 2500 miles on it. The guy I bought it from is an Apache Pilot who hasn't had time to ride it (wonder why??) so it set in storage for 2 yrs. I've been riding a DR350 and its been a solid bike but I need something with more punch. So I've got an XR now. Problem is, this thing has a clutch pull like a sportster! I disconnected the cable at the arm on the engine and the cable moves freely so that aint it. Is the heavy clutch pull typical on this model?? I don't think anyone has gone into the clutch but it feels like its got some stout springs in it or something. It also doesn't begin to engage until the clutch lever is nearly all the way out- like its late . Adjusted the cable with no real effect. What do you think, XR Masters?