Hi, I've searched through the forums and various people have been talking about scraping/grinding noises coming from their bikes and there have been plenty of suggestions of what it might be, but no definite responses from the original poster as to what the issue actually was. Anyway, I'm experiencing a very similar problem to these people whereby when I come off the accelerator and the bike is slowing down, I hear a scraping noise as if though something is rubbing up against something else. However, when I pull the clutch in, the noise goes away. I don't hear it under acceleration, but it was point out in one of the threads that I found that it is probably still there just that the engine noise is louder when accelerating. Does anyone know definitively what the problem is? My bike is going in for a service in a couple of weeks and I'd like to know what I'm talking about when I explain this problem to the mechanic. Any help is greatly appreciated. Cheers.