The cover isn’t binding and theres no signs of wear on the cover either. I put the kick starter on when i had the over off and i didnt put much pressure on it since it didn’t have the support from the case and it still felt like it had extremely high resistance. I tried to spin the clutch basket by hand too and no luck. The collar for the clutch basket is perfect fine and same for the bearing. I double checked the teeth on the back just to make sure and just look for anything out of the blue or something that looked off but everything looks perfectly fine.That is strange. Could it be the cover binding?