I went for a proper ride today.... and not only is the clutch still slipping (expected), but 4th gear is whining very loudly(unexpected). I had only ridden it around my neighborhood previously and never got into 4th before. kicking myself in the ass for not checking all the gears before buying new clutch parts. This is what I get for trying to be a cheap ass.
Apparently this is a fairly common issue with these B12 engines. There is a whole video series on you tube of a guy fixing just this exact issue. It looks like the primary gear is prone to chipping and then the hardened chips destroy the gears in close proximity like #4 which is right next to the primary gear.
So now i'm reviewing my options....
1) OEM part replacements around $600- 1000 depending on what i exactly need. those trans gears are fecking expensive and you should replace them as a set.
2) I can get a used transmission - however several of the transmissions on ebay have the primary gear totally shredded so taking a big risk that im going to get something with the same problem.
3) wild card option - find a new engine. for the 4th time. This time it will be different, i'm sure!
I probably will fix the clutch for now and ride it for the summer with the whine. see if i cant rustle up a deal. My buddy is telling me to get a katana 600 of GSXR 750 and turbo it. We'll see.