So at least it wasn't cold today. Out come the tools.
Springs bang on tolerances and the plates are remarkably flat without even minor gouging. Feelers agree. I'll be replacing them come spring, but everything is super clean inside the basket.
Anyway, that can't be it. Bit of a chin wag and I was thinking that with a won clutch, there would be some either abrupt gear drops or sudden loss of power. This was non of it, gradual from 4k up.
Let's reassemble. Reinstalling the worn drive and notice the clutch cable bracket is alarmingly worn out..touching the sprocket nut..which is about halfway threaded into the output shaft...
Picture the rest.
Luckily just some burring and no substantial damage to either sprocket or shaft splines.
I suppose I don't really trust anyone to work on my bicycles, so not sure why I trusted someone to tighten that nut for me.
What's the spring rate on the XR's clutch? 4 heavies & off road must be a ballache?