The noise is only there the first time i use the clutch starting to pull away in first gear, and yeah your right, the clutch was fairly smooth and progressive but now does feel, especially first use after a while, a bit on/off. My conversion and yours! miles to Kilometers were both a little out, it has now done slightly under 15000 miles which i think is about 23000ks.
As a point of interest you may be able to help me with something else, when i got the left fork seal changed (the other has now just gone!), there was very differnt oil in each of the fork tubes, one black and one pink! I have a feeling Bracken had done something to the bike for some reason before flogging it to you. Regardless, the bike has done well and i love it, well most of me does anyway, there is sometimes one area of my body that doesnt always apreciate it, my arse! Such is life.
Aren't you two off soon? Cheers
Some day so soon....