clutch wont engage with the clutch lever so I took the clutch cover off and started looking around. I noticed a little metal nubby sitting at the bottom of the case and upon inspection it may have come off the tip of the starter cam thus causing it not to engage. I looked it up and the only picture/description I can find is this dude's off the old style noi clutch plate which looks different, but he seems to have had the same problem.
little clutch piece
is that little nubby indeed off of that?
Also, anybody else had a problem with the replacement stock rings being waaaaaayyy too tight or maybe their cylinder being a little out of round? At first I thought I widened the intake too much and the rings were catching, but I drew lines in marker down the cylinder and the ring gaps aren't anywhere near the intake and there's plenty of bore around the intake. The reason I even realized I had this clutch problem is I was trying to check the compression on those weirdo rings.
thoughts? ideas? black magic trickery? (edited)