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The first time i heard the noise i was cought in traffic the bike got alittle hoy it sounded like a ball bearing bouncing around when i got back on the road it stoped the bike run fine

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Hi Kmercer, could be primary noise. Remove the square inspection cover and check to see if your primary chain adjuster slipped or came loose giving lots of chain slop. Chain should have no more than 1" total up and down play. Next drain the primary oil and check the magnet on the drain plug. Fiber or powder like accumulation is normal but if you find solid metal pieces remove the primary cover and do a through inspection of the chain, sprokets, and adjuster. If everything checks out ok you might want to take it to your local dealer or shop and let them listen to the noise. Good luck

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