Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: SW Washington State
Well if you remove the clutch slave cylinder, the first step is to pull the clutch lever and secure it against the grips using a piece of velcro, a rubberband or piece of string/rope. One can then remove the slave without having the similar issues you ran into.
I don't recall that this bike has a clutch safety switch but it may well have, most bikes do now, I would secure the clutch lever and then remove the slave cylinder and sprocket cover and inspect what is causing the melting issues, then reassemble it paying close attention to the clutch rod and and the fit of the parts as well as looking to see if any other wiring is damaged or broken.
Sorry that beyond that I can't help more.
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