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It sounds like the impact that bent your kickstand may have damaged something inside your transmission. You best bet might be to take it to a repair shop and see if they can at least diagnose what might be causing the noise. Happy and Safe riding to you.

Posted on Oct 16, 2013


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SOURCE: Howling Sound coming intermittently from Front Right Wheel Side

it will be the wheel bearing

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SOURCE: 03 hayabusa not grabbing gear every so often

you need to have the trans rebuilt the the shift forks are bent with probably more damage with labor your looking at $1000.00 to $1500 its vert common with all gsxrs

Posted on May 10, 2009

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SOURCE: Bike turns off when I put in 1st or 2nd gear

First replace the clutch,clutch basket,and throw out bearing that has been destroyed,check the cable for damage and if you still have the same problem,Then check the kick stand switch.

Posted on May 20, 2009

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SOURCE: 2nd gear slippage

No this is a gearing problem. I have the same problems. On a bike there are gears in the transmission the low parts in a gear are called windows and the high parts are called dogs. When the edges of the dogs get rounded off due to improper shifting it will slip out of gear and or not go into gear at all. You have to have the gears replaced. Its $500 if you know someone $900 if you dont.

Posted on Jul 08, 2009

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