Re: Just call me Popeye!
I think i solved the problem...and this was EASY.
I had bought the upgrade clutch lever from Dax - very nice, BTW, solid.
It is all about leverage and lever placement...I put it way too close to the hand grip. Moving about 2 inches away changed the entire game. I can pull it once again with 2 fingers, which frees up 2 other fingers for the front brakes.
I will still do the pulley mod, but I did want to mention what I did to help things out.