The clutch setting was at "5" when I got it. I set it to "1" as I was having some difficulty shifting and I thought I could use more clutch movement.
The slipping is always hot, not cold. But I don't keep "testing" the slipping as I don't want to burn out the clutch plates.
More info on the clutch/shifting. When cold, I can engage 1st from neutral easily. When the engine gets hot, it takes multiple tries to get the bike into 1st gear, even when going from 2nd to 1st. I either have to keep trying with the shift lever, or just slam the lever down to engage 1st. Upshifting is a little tougher than downshifting. Downshifting is usually really easy for all gears except to get into 1st when the engine is hot.
So with the slipping that I've noticed twice and the difficulty getting the bike into 1st gear when hot, I was thinking that replacing the clutch plates and springs would be a good way to go. Hopefully I'm on the right track there. If so, I just need to know the best items to get. Barnett clutch plates and Mean Streak springs? I know the Barnett springs are stronger and take more effort on the clutch lever, but the clamping force has to be much better as well.
I'm hoping to see what others have done so I can make the changes and get the bike to good working order.
I live in the Serra Mesa area, just north of Qualcomm Stadium.