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I have a 08 Buell 1125r. When first gear is engaged and I start to ride off the transmission sounds like it is making a metal rattling noise. The other gears sound fine as I pick up speed and up shift. The noise only happens in first as I take off. What could be making the noise in the transmission?

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Does not sound good! take it to the dealer, hopefully its still under warranty!

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