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when you say jerks, what exactly do you mean? are you dumping the clutch? when you say whine, what do you mean? anyway to be more specific?
 

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it jerks like it is trying not to slip, and the whine is not that noticable so i really don't know. i am going to change the oil this weekend and hopefully that helps. one guy told me it is the drive shaft going out but with only 7500 miles i don't think so. well i hope not anyway. i am coming from a suzuki tl1000r super vtwin bike so it is all new to me.
 

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While you're checking fluids, take a peek at the final drive level/condition too.
 

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Ken said:
While you're checking fluids, take a peek at the final drive level/condition too.
what should i look for. level as in fluid level or level as in straight?
Check the fluid level. It should come up just to the bottom of the opening (see large screw). If you can't see it, poke your finger down there. If you can't feel oil, it's low.
 

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my 1600 whines and i like it :lol: that part could be normal :wink:
 

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Go out on the bike, get in top gear at low speed, and roll on the throttle. Chances are you will get the same jerking, which is probably driveshaft troubles. I had a Honda Shadow with the same symptoms.
 

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98 1500

I have a 1995 VN1500 that starts jerking in first gear when it is low on oil. Wet clutch slipping. Haven't noticed a whine. I have about 32,000 miles on it.
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did they show you the screen with shavings on it?
if not get a second opinion :wink:

7500 is low miles to be having internal probs-although possible
 
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