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Jingling/rattling noise from rear

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I have a 2013 Ninja 1000 non-ABS. I am the second owner and purchased it with 1200 miles on it from the original owner. I currently have about 1600 miles. I noticed from the get-go a jingling or rattling noise coming from the rear when I am am riding. It sounds like it's coming from the rear sprocket area. The chain may have a bit too much slack, I don't know. The chain does not Appear to be locked up and the rear sprocket appears to not have any uneven wear. It is not speed related or throttle related. I turned off my bike while still moving and it still happens. It happens In all gears but is more noticeable at lower speeds. I just got it on a lift and cleaned and lubed the chain and it's still there. Any feedback is appreciated.
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It might be the rattling of the rear seat plastic against the taillight. That makes a bunch of noise on my bike. Push down on the plastic atop the tail and you will see how much space there is there. This bike vibrates more then most bikes ( I think), and that space definitely makes noise around 20mph.
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