7 years later I sold my xr650r to go to a lighter wr450. And as pissed as you might have been, I AM... Brought a new bike (wr450) test road it on the short street. Should have road it on the highway lol.... Same symptoms. @ first I thought oh &%$#@! my clutch is slipping.. Few more test like 4th gear full pinned. No slip. front wheel peeling back. change to 5th, its like slip, grab, Oh maybe im low on fuel. put her on reserve. Still same issue.... Cant get it to slip in 5th @ low rmp load. soon as u hit 80kmish its like slip grab slip grab. Guess im dealing with what so many have dealt with before me.. Engine out, splitting the case... omg. so mad.. bikes 1 week old to me... MAD MAD MAD enjoy my rant..... Lucky im a diesel fitter with a workshop, but the wrench time sigh. I was already regretting the downgrade from the BRP I swear im going back to the 650..