if you took the MSF on a honda rebel, the friction zone is much narrower on the VS650
before you run off and change anything, give it a few weeks - the clutch is very smooth, the zone is just narrow on the lever
when you use the clutch, dont think so much about how far you are pulling on the lever, treat it like its a pressure controlled mechanism - like when you torque a bolt down with your torque wrench, you are putting pressure on it, not turning it a specific number of degrees.
If you dont get use to it after a month or so, then maybe swap it out.
something else that really helps - when you are stopped for a red light and waiting, let off the pressure on the lever till the clutch just starts to pull (the nose of the bike will drop with the front brake on). then press it in a bit, ease it out, press it in - find the point where it starts to engage, its easy to find the edge, then pull it back in till the light turns green. When the light turns green you wont feel so anxious about taking off from a stop.
the clutch is in the oil bath so you will not cook it or burn it out slipping it like that at idle speed.
Last edited by KCW; 08-17-2019 at 09:05 AM.