Originally Posted by KCvale
One way or another you need a spring to keep the clutch plate from rubbing against the pads while riding.
The kits come with a spring between the clutch plate and brake pad flywheel, and another between where the clutch cable attaches to the motor and the clutch arm.
Toss that skinny spring on the cable that is just for the lever and not needed, the one between the plates however you want in if you don't want excessive pad wear and the obvious side effects of drag no matter ho subtle.
According to Jen at Bikeberry the new engines are coming without the springs. Yeah, I think the plate will touch the pads a little too, but it won't really hurt anything overall. It MIGHT make you have to replace yer pads a day sooner than you would have. So rather than two years, you replace them in one year 364 days. Pads are $10.