thanks, found it. read the whole thing but didn't find out about why I can hear my flywheel spinning while accelerating.
Trojan was referring to this. It's called something like clutch freeplay mod. It won't help you identify the problem but if its what I described, it will help fix it. That is if the tob is riding on the pressure plate fingers when the clutch isn't engaged. You should be able to pull the cover off by the fork and see if that's your proble..