heard about clutch before purchase, but didn't waiver my decision to but this bad mo fo. started sounding goofy right off the bat. metioned it to dealer at 500 mile and service mgr. said this was normal for all bikes (bullshit- this is definately not my first or last bike!) got worse up to 4000 and he then said it was probably abuse(same old line we all have heard!) then i discovered this unbelievable site. went back to deal to order shield holder for my arai that got ripped off going 180mph yeah buddy!!!! talked to service mgr again and told him about this site and that there were many people complaining of same problem and that some were getting this problem resolved through warranty. said he'd call, but thought he was lying! he did call. and now kawasaki is going to do and one time only modification to clutch and probably replace all plates for free. also thanks all for providing great maps i'm a cheap bastard and this site has saved me from muzzy clutch fix (for now at least got a rebuilt one at 5500 miles) and no dyno/hour fees at local shop for map set-up! keep info highway flowing and we'll all contribute to the evolution of the baddest bike on the planet!! don't be stupid out there people , WATCH YOUR ASS, bring'em back a ALIVE!!!!!!!!!!!!!