ok...... for the kid, leave the stock auto clutch in place, add in the manual clutch set up, hydraulic or cable. the hydraulic will be MUCH easier for a kid to pull in vs. the cable. this will allow him to slip the clutch in and out while shifting BUT still giving him the freedom to auto clutch it. NOW it doesnt really work like an auto clutch anymore per say, off the starting line. he wont be able to be in neutral theen shift up into 1st and not go anywhere, he'll have to have the clutch pulled in still. so you do get still a 50/50 system. for learning purposes, it will work great for the kids. the faster he gets on the KLX, you can go ahead and actually remove all of the stock auto clutch components off the crankshaft and get the motor to spool up faster.
Was it worth it ?
2008 Skagit Valley , Monster Energy, Fly Racing, Kawasaki KX250F