No, and yes.Hmm, does that sound normal? Does it mean the splines need to be lubed?
Gotcha, I'll have to take a peek. It's an '86 with about 23k miles.No, and yes.
I wouldn't ride until I fix whatever is making the noise.
If you can tell it's coming from the rear, has to be splines, driveshaft, gears, or brakes. Dry, dusty, rusty splines is my #1 guess.
What year? Later years left the factory without grease on the splines. Mine is one, a 2003, at 14000 miles they got greased for the first time. But they weren't making noise yet.
Definitely not riding it until I get this figured out. I have to swap out the stator, so I'll pick a day this weekend or next to disassemble and check things out.DO NOT ride that bike until you pull the rear wheel and figure out what is making that noise; splines, final drive, wheel bearing, rear brake, etc. Sounds potentially dangerous!
I haven't actually tried spinning it the other way, but I'll give it a whirl tonight and report back.^What they said. Could be a brake shoe. Could be those plastic triangle things. I assume it makes the same sound if you spin the wheel the other way?