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Rattle under right crank case in clutch area.

I am getting ready to troubleshoot a rattle in my clutch (hopefully not transmission). During cold start-up there is a rattle in the clutch that can be felt in the lever. The rattle changes sound when the lever is pulled in. It is only present when the engine and transmission are cold. After warm up it goes away. I have a repair manual and am comfortable doing this inspection/repair. Any suggestions as to what could be going on? I also have another issue that I will post seperatly.

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Dismantle and inspect all clutch actuating parts. Could find a worn basket or discs.

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