Hey All - It's been a while since I've been in here, good to be back My XR is still kicking strong and is in use almost daily. It's been 300 hours since I put in piston rings and lapped the valves, and the bike hasn't missed a beat since. It starts and runs flawlessly, and the valves haven't needed a single adjustment! Anyway... I have a variety of issues, but 2 are important. 1. The rear brake pivot point has developed play, which makes the brake harder to actuate. The frame and pin both have some wear and I'm not sure if there's anything I can do about it. Maybe cut off the tab, fab a new one and weld it on? Maybe there's a modern style rear brake pedal with a a bearing that can be retrofit? Have any of you remedied this? 2. The clutch pull is too hard, it's harder than it used to be. I would love to lighten the clutch and also lengthen the effective motion at the lever. Do the clutch actuator rods get worn and start creating friction? I'm not sure where the friction is in the system, it's probably in the arm that goes down through the side cover. (It's not the cable). Has anyone mated up a hydraulic clutch to your XR? It seems like it would be pretty simple to do with one of the Magura kits.