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Something is rattling in tranny or engine?

Brought to shop. said it sounded like the clutch basket. took off side cover found nut that holds the basket on was loose. touqed nut to 80 lbs.when i drove bike home the rattle started again. when the bike got warmed up. rattles when i first start off in first gear.shifts good 2nd thru 5th gears.wonder if it's a worn nut and got loose again. or if it's a different problem? those anyone have an idea what it might be. please let me know. thanks!

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Its worth openning again the side cover and re-inspect that nut, not bad too if you can remove the clutch basket taking care of the plates as how they are fitted so that you don't get confused on assembling.
Check for the wear on the basket where the clutch plates go in and are thn driven especially those notches, check too the gear that mashes with the clutch system for any wear and not bad to check the springs too in the clutch basket.

Hope this helps .

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