That is exactly how my buttons were for 2000 miles. I started putting a little moly grease in them before every ride and it helped. Tight buttons is the cause of a lot of problems I think. Mine finally loosened up and let me get the most out of the clutch tune for a few trips and then they were gone. For those few trips it worked the way I always thought it should. Even with the buttons completely gone the clutch worked better than with them too tight. It just made some crazy noises when it was idling.Speaking of buttons. The last time had my primary off, when I pressed the sheaves together, they would stay together. The spring should push them back apart right? It seems where my buttons slide up & down the "towers" is too tight. I'm thinking about hitting the "towers" with some very fine grit sand paper so the buttons can slide on them more easily & the sheaves can open/close freely as they should. Maybe this will take care of my jumpy/shuttering low rpm belt engagement?