i may have a clutch issue. this just started Friday evening. if i accelerate too hard or twist the throttle too much, the RPM's will jump up but the power is not transferred to the pulley. this happens pretty much through any gear, but much moreso once i'm in the high gear. gears 1-4, i have to let off the throttle a tad during acceleration to avoid this, but once i shift into 5th gear, i lose a ton of acceleration. the effect is akin to me squeezing in the clutch lever. i can still accelerate, but only at a small pace or else the RPM's jump up like the clutch is being engaged while throttling up, then i have to let off the throttle to get it to stop, and ease it back up again to increase my speed.
i still have smooth shifting and don't hear any abnormal sounds, and the engine otherwise appears to be running just fine. this began immediately after I participated in the ROT rally bike parade. during the parade, i frequently revved up my engine for the onlookers by squeezing in the clutch and throttling on. then i would pop the clutch back to jump the bike forward. it's pretty fun, but probably the main cause for the issue that began that night. i don't normally do this to my bike; it's a once a year type of thing.
is this a clutch issue? are the plates slipping into place in-between gears? could it be just a simple adjustment/alignment to fix it?