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Gearbox 'clank', and someting sounding like it is loose

Every time i shift into 1st gear fom neutral it make an extremely long CLANK! noise, louder then ever before. Also when riding in first gear, slowly, i hear some loose things in the box, rattling around as if sand was in there and it kept being blasted into the metal covering. I am having trouble shifting it into 2nd gear more often now, it will shift into neutral from first. from 2nd to 3rd gear > i shift from second to third, it will go into third but the it will shift it back into second, I will start going some 1 or 2 seconds in third then downshift in second torquing my motor very hard. I am more concerned about the loose, i think it is something loose, thing or things in the gear box. it is very hard to explain but it sounds like a spring or something very hard hase come loose and it keeps on bouncing around and in between the gear wheals. I am in dire need of help, i cant take it to the dealer because, well i dont have money. please someone...HELP!

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  • Anonymous Mar 21, 2014

    Think bike may be a 89 model



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This will become more dangerous over time. Go to your dealer. This will be cheaper than an (uninsured) crash when you cannot drive out of trouble because you ignored your broken gearbox. This will invalidate your insurance.

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