Re: Very stiff clutch / Hard to pull lever...
dunno about your lever, but one easy way to ease the tension is to remove the little spring they tell you to put on the cable. not the big one, that's a heat shield, but the "return spring." it's useless. there's plenty of return action on the clutch itself.
also, make sure your cable is routed without any kinks, nice and smoothie-like.