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I LOVE my ninja to death, the ONLY thing tha I can not stand is when I am going very fast in first gear, and I try to shift to second, I get this "rattling" sound as if someone is jabbing a stick into a rotating fan? Is this harmful to my bike, and what in the world causes it?[?]
 

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how fast are you going in first? i try to shift to second around 15 mph, because it feels smoother and there isnt that annoying clank to second at higher rpm's. what oil do you run and how many miles.
 

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I use the oil that Kawasaki recommends, cuz the only time I have changed it, it was done at the shop. I have maybe ridden on it for around 3K miles now.

The speed varies, but having higher RPM's in first makes it worse. Thinking around 40ish in first gear.
 
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