Hi All, Had some time with the bike since my previous thread resolving charging issues: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=806964 I took it for a trip and everything seems to be 'okay'. Still smoking a bit and burning a bit of oil when you change a gears. I'll resolve that next. After that trip, being back in the city and riding around two things have happened. 1) I've noticed that sometimes when coming to a stop IN neutral and I brake a bit hard with the front brake, there is a requisite clanking in the gears. It's same clanking sound you get if you don't put the bike in first gear all the way and release the clutch but this happens when the bike is already in neutral and I'm coming to a stop. It's as if the forward momentum from braking is causing it to catch. Not sure how to deal with this. 2) Two days ago when I started the bike cold and drove off, I shifted into second gear and heard a loud squealing. It was then somewhat present in first gear but not in third. It continued to squeal in first and second the whole 8 min ride. Then I let the bike sit for a while and drove it again for a couple hours and didn't come back. THEN it came back yesterday when I was on the highway in 4th gear and when I shifted down to third. Pulled over and waited then it went away. My friend had a similar chirping when his pushrod bearing went but that was only with the clutch engaged. This sound is only present in gear so I didn't think it was the same. Any thoughts?