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When i put the bike into gear it will not move. You can hear grinding from the rear. Any ideas?

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That sounds like the bevel box gears at the rear wheel or the drive shaft to them
Pull back the rubber boot at rear of engine to check if shaft is rotating
remove rear wheel & check the output shaft from the bevel box is rotating
If not then remove bevel box & check splined join to drive shaft

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Posted on Jul 07, 2010

  • Michael Dockery
    Michael Dockery Feb 08, 2014

    What if the shaft is not spinning???? My V star won't go anywhere when in gear, when it rolls it makes a crackling noise towards the rear wheel and the pole(drive shaft?) attached the rear wheel drum does not rotate when I push it with my hands


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