The normal indication of a "shot" clutch is slippage in the higher gears..sounds like yours is merely "dragging" ie not fully disengaging; ergo, the notchy feel of the shifter.
GO GET YOUR OWNERS MANUAL....the procedure for checking clutch freeplay will be spelled out for you....if you have a cable actuated clutch, normal stretching of the cable will cause this...if you have a hydraulic clutch, a little bleeding will be required. Follow your manuals procedure IN THE ORDER IT RECOMMENDS. Folks on here frequently complain about the same problem after reversing the adjustment order. Some bikes require that freeplay first be adjusted at the lever, then at the actuator arm, others the reverse.
Read your Manual.
Last edited by oldetymebiker; 04-04-2007 at 05:18 PM.