I wonder if it is a cush drive problem. I am not personally familiar with the Vortex chain. It isn't the chain slack that I was thinking, it's the play if you were to try and stretch it I was thinking. Too early to think of the term. Maybe once my coffee kicks inVortex chain and sprockets changed at 10k, slack is at one inch as I always have had it. Clutch cable adjusted properly, shift linkage pivots normally, and is adjusted to my foot. Recent oil changes used Motul v300. It's shifting pretty damn harsh under 6-7k, I'm positive at this point it wasn't like this about 1.5k miles ago (also I rode a few other fz09s and mine feels like it shifts way harsher). I feel like it's worse when it's cold out and I'm at around 165 temps, not sure for certain. I did the clutch drag test, I can stop the wheel with my hand on stands in first.
Thinking about replacing the clutch, because idk what else to try at this point I've done all the basics.