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Old 12-26-2010
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I just bought a 2000 650 classic and when I finally got to ride it far enough to shift into 5th, it makes a noise like a fan blade against a shroud. my brother rode it and said it goes away at about 55 and up and the guy that owned it said it's always done this. Is it normal w/ shafts are what?
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I have an 07 and it has never made a noise shifting into 5th, you may have teeth missing on the gear, or it could be in the diff, so check the diff fluid for anything shiny or chunky.
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Got to admit, I have never heard about that before. Sounds like the gears are not messing well.
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see if using synthetic oil makes any difference before you start taking anything apart. synthetic oil got rid of unusual noises i had and smoothed gear change out alot.

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First, welcome aboard!

Let me state that my 2009 V-Star 650 Classic/Silverado does not make any noise when I shift into 5th gear. Let us know what you find when you do find out what is happening.


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Hey don't sweat the noise if it's like a screeching highway tracter straight cut gear noise. If you go to the 650 CC&D forum you'll see tons of past posts about the early 650's having this issue. I'm one of them (2000 classic) . I believe it is due to the 5th gears being straight cut in such a way that what you're getting is a resonance. I put over 4000 km's this summer without any issues. One suggestion would be to run Shell Rotella T12 synthetic oil (purple jug) it helps a bit. My other solution is to run straight pipes with earplugs. (couldn't hear a thing). The big answer is that there isn't anything wrong with it and you can't fix what ain't broke. It's very normal for the early 650 v stars.
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Thanks! I thought for sure I bought a problem, but like I said, the guy that owned it said it's always done that. And I will surely put the Syn. oil in it also. ever in Yulee, fl. let's ride.
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Hey don't sweat the noise if it's like a screeching highway tracter straight cut gear noise. If you go to the 650 CC&D forum you'll see tons of past posts about the early 650's having this issue. I'm one of them (2000 classic) . I believe it is due to the 5th gears being straight cut in such a way that what you're getting is a resonance. I put over 4000 km's this summer without any issues. One suggestion would be to run Shell Rotella T12 synthetic oil (purple jug) it helps a bit. My other solution is to run straight pipes with earplugs. (couldn't hear a thing). The big answer is that there isn't anything wrong with it and you can't fix what ain't broke. It's very normal for the early 650 v stars.
I have a 2000 Classic 650 as well and I have never heard any gear noise at all.
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Thanks! I thought for sure I bought a problem, but like I said, the guy that owned it said it's always done that. And I will surely put the Syn. oil in it also.
let us know how you go with the synthetic oil.
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the noise I'm referring to is not in the shift to 5th, but there's a sound after while riding in 5th up to over 55 mph. any suggestions? lots of people say they make that noise but it's all new to me. never had a shaft drive and actually, haven't rode since I was a teen. I haven't checked the rear oil yet, so maybe there's something there?
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