Hey peeps. I've now owned my SV650 for a total of 3500km, 98% from commuting to work (65km round trip). 2000km ago I had the chain and sprockets replaced as well as a oil change and she was running brilliantly with no dramas aside from cable adjustments (finally adjusted the clutch cable and got it to stay put). However on my way to work on Friday I heard a scraping noise from around my front sprocket, pulled over to have a look and couldn't see anything except that I needed to adjust my chain (was around 2.2" of slack, yeah I should have gotten to that earler, it was able to hit the swingarm). After a quick check I babied it to work, up the road from where I heard the noise, it happened once or twice more and it felt like it either jumped out of gear or that the chain wasn't on and then came normal after a second. Needless to say I pulled out the credit card since I was low on cash and bought the tools and cleaning gear. Cleaned up the chain and sprockets and inspected them. All appears new and fine, and adjusted to a touch over 1" slack on the sidestand (0.8" slack with weight on). Adjusted to this level as 20-30mm is recommended and after experiences in the past I shy away from it being too tight. What could the problem have been? I have ridden conservatively lately, and it hasn't re-occurred. I will go out to do some shopping and see if it feels better though. The clutch feels fine, no noises come from that with all use, it doesn't slip, and it bites normal on acceleration and deceleration. Never hard launched but ridden in a spirited manner occasionally (and still picks the front end up under acceleration in 1st so no slip noticed at all). My only idea could be it was too slack, and maybe started having issues or something flew up and got caught in the chain? aside from that, perhaps with bad habits from riding, being cold and early in the morning I might have not noticed leaving my boot near the shifter and possibly put pressure on it? knocking it out of gear slightly? Anyone else got a clue?