hey guys. ive owned a 2000 honda 400ex that i traded for a few weeks ago. long story short i got screwed over. i shouldnt have bought it when i saw the previous owner start it with a screwdriver, but i saw potential lol. anyway i got all the electrical problems fixed, got it running (thats another problem but not worried about it atm) and i found out that 3rd gear slips. its there and you can shift into it but once you get past 1/4 throttle it slips and makes a faint chatter(i wouldnt really call it a grind) i called my local honda shop and they said my clutch plates are sticking (i think its the gear or a bent shift fork) what would you guys think it is? it shifts and runs fine in every other gear. also, i bought some new break pads for the puppy. i installed the pads in both front calipers. when to put them back on the bike and the outer pads are so tight against the front hubs wont even spin. i know all new pads somewhat drag on old rotors but these are completely holding the rotor from spinning. i tried to adjust the brake stay but the one bolt is stripped on the left caliper, and the right one is siezed. i dont feel like shelling out buku bucks trying to fix this thing, im already a quad, dirt bike, and 700 bucks worth of parts drowned into this thing. it runs and handles amazingly well but its hard to ride with no 3rd gear or brakes lol. can someone lead me in a direction to how to fix these problems? thanks for all the help.