I have put something up before about the clutch in my YZ450f not disengaging enough, and causing what feels like drag. I have since replaced the basket, both sets of plates, springs and the push rod. While the symptoms are better, the bike still has what I would describe as a clunky clutch. When not wearing boots, I feel like I have to work too hard to get the bike to shift.
I am starting to suspect it maybe something more internal like shift forks but I REALLY REALLY REALLY don't want to split my cases to check my shift forks. Is there a test I can do, with my bike in one piece, to definitively tell me if my shift forks are bent?
Also, I had an idea to install a larger ball in my clutch to see if that provides me enough lift to make my clutch disengage. Has anyone done that before? What ball do you use. The stock size is 11/32 (part # 93511-32027-00)