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I have a 1999 1500 classsic (20k mi) that has a terrible whinning noise coming from the transmission or final drive. Hard to tell exactly. I've changed oil and found no filings. I know a lot of us have the whinning but mine seems to be extra bad. Can hear it easly over my V&H pipes. Has anyone changed out gears, u-joint, drive shaft or final drive and had any good results. Anything????
Thanks, Gene
 

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My '06 1600 has whined on decel between 40 and 20mph ever since it was new. I can hear it over the V&H pipes... but I wouldn't call it "horrible".

I tried changing the rear end to 75w140 (M1 synthetic), no change.
 

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Yeah, my vulcan5 did the same. I read on another board it had something to do with the transmission design in motorcycles.
 
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