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A noise in 5th gear only on a 99 Vstar

What is causing a "grinding/wheezing" noise in 5 gear only on a 99 Vstar 650 with 19,000 miles? The noise appears with acceleration and increases in pitch with the speed of the engine.

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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!

Posted on Nov 22, 2009

Testimonial: "thanks, I'll check it out in the service manual. Hope it's a fairly easy replacement."

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