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I have been reading this forum for a long time but just joined today. Thank you all for all the great information and entertainment too. I am currently restoring a 1991 300 fw that I inherited from my dad. The bike has only been run less than 10 hours in the last 15 years and the clutch plates stick after sitting for a day. I am going to change the clutch discs and plates and look for the cause of an irritating squeaking noise. When I first crank it and it is in neutral it starts making the squeak. It squeaks very slow at first and gradually increases to about 100 squeaks per minute. I believe this noise is from the change clutch slowly rolling over while the engine is running in neutral. Is the clutch rolling over in neutral a normal thing? I know the noise is not normal. When you shift to a gear the noise stops instantly and starts again when you go back to neutral. Any ideas on what I need to check to stop this irritating noise when I change the clutch plates? The noise gets a little quieter as the motor warms up. Could it be the one way bearing? The bike has less than 100 hours on it since new.