So went out for a brief ride the other day and just a minute or so before getting back to my house I started to notice a very strange noise coming from the rear of the bike when cornering. It almost sounded like a flat. Upon getting home putting it in neutral and rolling the bike back and forth in my garage I noticed a gritty grinding and subtle popping from the rear wheel hub. I pulled the rear wheel and if I put the axle through the bearings and pull it or twist it sideways with any load on it I get a rather loud clicking and gritty sound. However the bearings themselves seem okay. The axel doesn’t seem to have any play in it. The bearings roll and turn smoothly. This is a 2000 v star with 14k miles on it and probably the original bearings.