I finally broke down and ordered the 26 gram sliders, should be in today.
Since I have it apart ,I figuered it was time to give it a good going over for summer riding.
I started it up to let the oil get limbered up for service, walked away and a few minutes later looked over at it and oil is coming out by the crank seal .Ha. The bushing that goes into the crank seal fell off. Ha. Won't do that again.
Last summer, at certain times, I had the belt squeal on take-off syndrome. The front clutch faces are a lil glazed but other than that ,I don't see anything wrong.
One thing I did notice is the rear pulley doesn't quite have enough strength to squeeze the two pulleys together(with belt installed).
Air filter is clean, though I do think they should have done something different with the air pickup point.
Changed rear drive oil.
Antifr. flush & fill.
Sylvania H7 bulbs installed. Noticeably brighter.