Hi all I recently lost the last segment of my pinky and ring fingers on my left hand back to the first knuckle. Don't ask....if you can spell STOOPID you have the answer. My big worry is that I will not be able to generate sufficient grip on the handlebars to hold on to the bike given that my index and middle fingers of the left hand are almost always committed to clutch work (the stuff we ride is fairly gnarly and technical) and I need both those fingers to work the fairly stiff clutch on my old '04. SO...my question is...is there any way to convert the clutch to a hydraulic system from the antiquated cable actuated setup so I can re-assign my middle finger to the task of keeping me on the beast...and if so how well do they actually function and how much does it cost. Clearly spending a lot of money on an 'o4 is not a particularly bright idea....but on the other hand it has a street legal plate that I would never get on a WR again and it has been lowered (I installed a Yamalink) to suit my vertical failings..AND I really like the bike! Another option I guess would be a Rekluse clutch....but I'm not sure how well they work in tight technical situations...steep uphills over loose baseball to watermelon sized rocks etc.....and of course the cost/maintenance/setup issues would also apply. Worst case is my riding days are over (I try not to think about that)..next worse case is I have to move to a KTM for a hydraulic clutch, but since the KTM overall height cannot be lowered by means of a "lowering link", I would really like to avoid this, Also...the cost of replacing the bike would be a real issue... plus the additional maintenance associated with the KTMs. Any thoughts...all comments appreciated...except calling me "stumpy"...my "friends" have beat you to it!