shuddering drivetrain 2012 Vstar 1300
Hi folks - just bought a 2012 Vstar 1300 15k miles...runs well, but sometimes, in all gears,going into the gear the bike shudders and makes a rotary-like whining sound. if I squeeze the clutch just slightly it will ease up and go away if I get it just right.
It's a lot like when you skip up gears and the engine is not ready for such high gear, you get the clunking, shuddering feel and sound.
Giving more gas and running higher RPMs in any given gear eases or completely eliminates it. However, it's such that I have to rev more than it seems I should, pushing higher RPMs cruising in 40mph or so city street situations in 3rd rather than to ride easy in 4th.
I've read some internet discussions about "clutch shudder", or, as they call it, "chudder", but I find no link between these bigger Yamahas and that term ("Chudder").
Anyone have any ideas?