QT 50 clutch

I have a '80 Yamaha QT 50. I changed the oil in the crankcase today, and while it was empty, I pulled the clutch apart, and looked at the 'little drum brake shoe' looking friction weights.

What does a bad one, that is slipping too much look like? can one replace the friction 'shoe'?

These have about a 1/16" - 1/18" of some sort of orange rummer material on them, with deep groves running the long way. the inside of the drum is smooth.

The reason I ask, is that it seems way to easy to slow down the bike, with a hill or a head-wind as of late, and I tought that increasing the friction here would help get more power to the road,

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