I've been riding my rather groovy '01 Vstar 650 for a month now, and have put about 900 miles on it since purchase. Tons of fun.
Twice now I have been accelerating after a stop, and shortly after getting into 5th gear, it dropped back into 4th. If I was driving a car with an automatic transmission, it would mean it had dropped into the so-called passing gear. I don't think I accidentally hit the shift lever with my toe, and it easily went back into 5th with a press of the heal shifter, and stayed there.
Is this an ominous warning sign, or is it just "one of those things"?
Thanks for any insights in advance.