Newbie.. W/ Major Rattle in Primary
I am looking at purchasing a 2000 sc, the bike has roughly 9k miles on it and when it's in neutral there is a major rattle in the primary. I was afraid to test drive the bike due to the noise but the owner (who was very honest and upfront with everything about the bike) stated the bike rode out fine. The noise is always audible in neutral but goes away when engaged. He stated it did slip out of gear from time to time between 2nd/3rd. Obviously it has to be fixed, but any idea if it's something I should entertain? I did search prior to posting and see there are some issues with the transmission, but I am not sure this is related.
Thanks for your help in advance!