Yeah I'm not sure if the kids levers have some kind of cam action to get the required cable travel or what. I've had friends just literally put in a set screw and dial back the reach on the lever, but I'll bet you really have to have the cable adjustment fine tuned.Hmmm... I want to get Daniel and Sarah onto a clutched bike. I have the XR80R, but the reach for the lever is an issue for both. Are kid levers just bent in more toward the grip? If so, that doesn't interfere with the ability to fully disengage by limiting the amount of available pull on the cable? I really need to check the clutch on the 80 anyway. It is a 2003 model and I think the plates are still all original.
Right now, both are riding 110's without the clutch. They are still wrapping their heads around the concept of gears. For Daniel, gears just mean more speed. He's not real clear on why you would ever want to use a lower gear Sarah just likes to put it in second and never shift. I am trying to get them to understand the idea of matching the desired gear to engine RPM/power.
Yosh is pretty good about up-shifting but bad about down shifting. He rides the 65 like a 4 stroke and is always lugging it up hills, despite me constantly telling him to give it some juice.