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And, are you CERTAIN it's coming from the rear, and not the transmission?

If the shaft gearbox is out of oil, you've likely found your culprit. If not, a friend with a moto-lift that can get the back tire off the ground and a quick run through the gears whilst probing with a mechanic's stethoscope will pinpoint the noise.

I don't need to tell you to keep all fingers out of any moving parts, or to make absolutely certain the bike is securely lashed to the lift while operating, do I?

I knew you knew that. :cool:
 

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I've been told the is common on Vulcans. A buddy changed to a synth rear-end (repsol maybe) fluid. Seems to have quieted but never actually gone.
 

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Sho nuff that usta happen on my old Diamond T Rio, 'till I filled the tranny up with coal oil and Wyyns motor puree.

That sucker shifted slick as owl snot, and didn't make nar to no noise 'tall.

U betcha.
 

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