Hello everyone. Just wanted to start by saying thanks to everyone on this forum... you guys have been absolutely invaluable in helping me with my newly purchased used pig. I just scoured the archives from search, and did some extensive reading, but didn't get a totally definative answer, so I figured I'd ask; would hate to be wrong and see the shop repair bill . Anyway, I never noticed before today (probably because the HRC tip is very, very loud), but there is a buzzing type noise right when I apply throttle off idle in any gear, and it does not go away after warming up or when I start riding. However, it is NOT there when the bike is idling, just when gas is applied. It is the exact same grinding type noise as when you move the kick starter at all when the bike is running, but alot less severe. Unfortunately, I have not really been able to pinpoint where it comes from except that it seems to be coming from the kickstart side of the engine (I thought it was maybe from the water/oil pump, but the similarity to the kickstarter grinding is probably not a coincidence). So, does anyone have any ideas. I'm out in Ocotillo Wells as I write this, and I'm very wary of riding it until I'm sure I'm not going to blow it up keeping it pinned across the desert. Thank you so much for all of your help everyone, and I hope you all had a great Thanksgiving! PS - Yeah, the kickstart is all the way up and folded away.