hey all, Not sure how many are aware but the rattle from the clutch is the pressure plate springs moving around. I have discovered that some people are removing the plate and tightening the springs in a vise to correct the problem. The dealer told me that of course suzuki currently offers no remedy for this. As for the whinning in 1st, that is because the transmission gears are straight cut to handle the high torque. Straight cut gears are notorious for the noise but I think it adds character.