I just bought an exceptionally clean 99 V Star 650 that is showing 17,000 miles on the odometer.
I really enjoy the little bike, as I am getting older (73) and my GL1500 is getting heavier.
I am hearing a strange noise from the VStar that seems to be comming from the area of the canister mounted lower left front. I really can't discribe the sound; even though I have probably owned over 30 different motorcycles, I have never heard a noise like it. The noise is very loud; especially & mostly in 5th gear, and it actually over rides the sound of my mufflers.
I bought it from the original owner, and he says that the noise was there from day one, and that his dealer said that it was a normal sound.
If this loud noise is indeed normal, then surely someone on this forum can tell me what it is; where it's comming from; how to get rid of it.
I can live with it, but don't like it.