This forum has saved my ass (especially with this bike) more than once so in advance, I thank you. I don't claim any mechanical skill, but I can follow directions pretty well and with that, here goes: I own an '04 KLR that has definitely had a full life. It currently sits with about 26,000 miles and every mod under the sun including an aftermarket doohickey before 17,000mi when I purchased it. I lent it to a friend shortly after he got his mc permit and got a call one day that it had "just stopped working." He told me that he had been shifting into third, when the engine just cut out. He got it towed home, and couldn't get it started. When I took it back, it appeared that the starter solenoid had gone and the engine had locked up. With very little effort I got the engine spinning again and it started up with a quick battery charge. Excited as all hell I took it for a ride. Shifting from 1-N-2 works just as it should, but when I try shifting into 3rd, it just freewheels as if I'm in neutral and I'm met with the resistance you get when looking for a 6th gear. Knowing almost nothing about a motorcycle transmissions, I read up on that common flat spring that enables proper shifting and hoped that was it. Pulled the clutch cover yesterday and found that to be in great shape. While I'm not sure what I'm looking at, the clutch plates look like they're in great shape. I've got a clutch puller-vice grip thing in the mail, so I can't go any farther for a day or two. I checked the oil screen and found the (apparently) usual gasket bits but with some added bonuses: 2 tiny bits of metal and an ~1" piece of what looks like a spring (thin round steel, circular bend). I'm hoping these are parts of the old doo? Anyway I can't seem to find my camera, but I'll get phone pics up as soon as I can. Figured I'd throw myself before the knowledge that is the internet while waiting for a clutch puller. Any ideas?