This is pretty much a repost of what I posted in the Ninja 250 thread. My wife's 250 started making bad noises... the rubber buffers in the basket disintegrated. I bought a used basket off of Ebay, it's a little better, but I doubt it'll hold up for long. There's a plate on the backside of the basket that has pins that pass through the main drive gear. The gear floats while the plate and pins are solid to the basket. The plate and gear actually contact and it looks like a good welder could run a bead to make the whole thing solid without stressing the base metals much. But, what would a solid basket do to the rest of the drive line? I know that almost all clutch assemblies have some means of dampening shock loads... this would remove that ability from this clutch.