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I'm thinking about buying a 09 950 v star 30000 miles that seems to have a rear wheel/belt/tranny issue. So I'm looking around for answers so I can decide weather to buy it or pass. The owner says he thought it had bad gas or maybe a wobble of the rear wheel. He say he would be afraid to ride it a few feet. He also changed the axle and bearings a few months ago. Is there any possibility that it could be from the main shaft/pulley coming out of the transmission? Any thoughts? I'm getting it for $800.00
 

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$800 is a pretty dang good price. Can't really tell from your description what the problem is tho. Does it make noise or just not ride right? If you are able to work on it yourself, I think it could work out to be a great deal for you. If you plan on taking it to a shop and having them do the work, it may end up costing you a lot more than the $800 purchase price.
 

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Holy cow! For $800 can I buy it?!!... nothing like a bike in a box to learn how to fix a bike yourself :D
 

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He had the rear bearings go bad a trash the shaft and bearings. He replaced them and while he was riding he thought that maybe he had water in the gas, so I am assuming it was jerking of some sort because he thinks the rear wheel is loose again. it is hard to diagnose from description. I am just worried about it being the drive pulley bearing. I am going to try to see if it leaks or is loose. I wonder if you can see the front pulley if you jack it up and roll the rear wheel?
 

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For $800 you roll the dice and take the chance.You cant go wrong at that price. Worst case scenario the rest of the bike is worth that parted out. Its a great way to learn your bike and save a ton of money at the same time.
 

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I suppose for 800 bucks you've got $2500 leftover in value to repair it.
 
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