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  1. We had a tough ride of about 20 miles. Through forest, across Salisbury Plain, but worst of all, down deeply rutted and muddy tracks. Getting through the mud was tough, 1st gear and sometimes slipping the clutch as I jumped between ruts. I did think , keep this up and the clutch will be shagged. Anyway much later coming off the plain, there was a huge hill up into the forest. Nearly got to the top and clipped a rock or stump, got knocked off line and stalled the bike. Bump started downhill, turned around and tried again. Nearly got to the top when I lost drive. So there was no slipping, no smell and no big noise prior to the failure. The bike did have 7k miles on it. I think my technique through mud was the root cause. I need to attack it, plough through it, go over the top rather than drive slowly constantly trying to find the best line.
  2. Thanks all for your advice. Indeed it was the clutch plates.
  3. Dont know as bike is at the shop, but yes that would suggest clutch. Thing is, there was no slippage beforehand. Indeed there was no big bang or anything when drive was lost.
  4. Hi, Need some diagnostics help with XR400. Riding up a hill I hit a stump and stalled the bike. Bump started the bike downhill, and tried again. Roared up the hill and at the crest, I lost drive. The engine was fine. Looking down, the gear selector lever was cracked, but usable. I could shift up and down the box, but there was no drive. Any ideas on where to begin looking - thanks in advance.