this has been goin on since ive had the bike but i havent ever seen any metal in the oil to indicate part failure. anyways, if im on a hill i usually hit in 2nd gear and make it in that gear but sometimes i have to down shift and unless the clutch is all the way in i usually end up in nuetral. its annoying ecspecially if im in a race and get stuck on a hill. anything i should be looking at? thanks.