Mad props to our resident godfather here in El Paso, Abel, for helping me out immensely. Abel pulled some strings and got me a new clutch, installed, for almost free. Now I'm back to riding "dirty" or will be, once I find a dirty mud puddle again. Damned rainlessness, though she does look pretty clean.
Definitely good to have Abel in your corner, great guy, and tries to help as much as he can! Now I just gotta get ahold of the dude I bought the used clutch from and get a refund and return the thing to him. Abel informed me it's in worse condition than my ****ed up original one. Oh, and I owe Abel a sixer of his favorite brewskis.