Lineaway, I think you agree that less pull, better quality disengagement/engagement, and less drag help the average rider. My apologies for implying you were fear mongering separate from direct experience. I am not the least motivated to suggest technical tweaks that will break bike or body, so implying that will happen has my rapt attention. So given your direct experience, please be more specific. "Hard to deal with" isn't specific, and CAN have some "huge problem" is... well, ~:eek1 I get your point about higher skill riders, but humans are analog devices. Abusiveness does not correlate so tightly with skill. Many high-skill riders are very machine aware and won't be out killing themselves by burning a clutch to a crisp then doing a splatter wall. And clutches anywhere near sprung correctly don't digitally go to zero toque resistance when loaded. Unless a rider is super machine unaware, a slipping clutch will be felt and he or she or their aware friends will know and deal with it. The technical issue itself is also analog, and not about number of springs but about net clutch clamping force with respect to a very wide number of variables. Taking out two springs is just a simple way to learn if you are in a more optimal range for your bike and application, or not. Nothing better than educating, direct experience. I don't act out of fear regarding technical things, and if anyone reading this is fearful about the 10-minute mod, don't do it, simple as that!