Bad Clutch Basket?
Has anybody ever heard of a clutch basket (outer part) going bad? Ive pretty much traced my engine noise (loud clatter that varies per rpm) to this part. It doesen't make the sound when I start the bike with no clutch, but I can only do it for a few seconds as there is no oil pressure. The mechanic at the honda dealership told me it doesen't make the noise because there is no load on the engine, but for some reason I don't buy that. Just starting the bike up in neutral (with the clutch disks not even installed) shouldn't put any load on the motor. Any thoughts?