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I have a 96 Yamaha Road Star with 40K miles. Regardles of the gear that I'm in or the speed, when I accelerate I have a very back vibration. Was told by a Harley Mechanic that it sounded like a drive shaft issue. Also had a slippage today in 5th gear as I went from 65 to 70.

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Hi, Bryancheak and the usual suspects are:
1. Wheels and or tires worn or damaged.
2. Engine/transmission/vehicle not aligned properly.
3. Primary chain is badly worn or links too tight as a result of insufficient lubrication or misalignment.
4. Engine to transmission mounting bolts loose.
5. Upper engine mounting bracket loose.
6. Ignition timing incorrect due to a poorly tuned engine.
7. Internal engine problem flywheels have shifted.
8. Broken frame.
9. Stabilizer links worn or loose.
10. Rubber mounts loose or worn.
11. Rear fork pivot shaft nuts loose.
12. Front engine mounting bolts loose.
13. Worn out or broken universal joint on shaft drive models.
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SOURCE: 2002 Yamaha V-Star Classic 1100 Will not run over 70 MPH

Hi,
The first thing you need to check is the air filter. Sometimes critters can get into the airbox when a bike sits for awhile. Sounds crazy, but it has happened to me. If nothing is blocking the filter, give it a quick clean since you have it out.
Next things to check:
Faulty diaphragm
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Clogged or loose main jet
Faulty fuel pump
You may not be able to check these on your own, but these are the next likely culprits.
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SOURCE: 2007 Yamaha Royal Star Venture Drive Shaft (?) Howl

This is a safety issue. Ever flew over the handlebars at 60 miles per hour because the back wheel locked up? It sounds like a serious lack of lubrication. Take the wheel assembly apart and see what is going on. If in doubt, have the dealer look at it. Any product recalls on your bike? Check it out.

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the u joints definitely need lubrication and as far as breaking a drive shaft I personally have never seen one break unless someone has been really hammering it or doing a lot of burnouts

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SOURCE: a noise in 5th gear only on a 99 Vstar

this sounds like a bearing in the gear box on the lay shaft maybe prop the bike up on a satnd and run it up in gear to here the gear box working
ps,,,dont let it fall off the stand when its running up!

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