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I get a disturbing noise (clang-clang) sometimes when rollin in neutral,sometimes releasing the clutch in 2nd gear at low rpm,sometimes all the time.It mostly seems to come from low behind.Chain is in good condition,and i had the rear wheel bearings changed ANd it gets worse when it rains! really. other than that the bike runs fine. please help!

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Check chain tension and that the aft sprocket lines up directly with the front first, if its not that then take the front cover off the countershaft main gear drive and check for play maybe a bearing is worn out..

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