High-G FJR Junkie!
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Millgrove, ON, CA
Ok probably normal then, normal driveline lash between trans gears and middle drive. If you want to get anal and reduce it, there is a two-piece large washer type shim between middle gear housing and tranny... I believe 0.030" thick. reducing it will reduce the gear lash.... procedure in the service manual on how to set gear lash, but yammie was generous with it. Technical name "middle driven pinion gear shim". Yammy doesn't offer other thicknesses, and I know of only one owner who did it. PITA job anyway.
The only other area of concern is the cush drive rubbers in the rear wheel hub. At 17k they are nowhere near worn, wouldn't worry about that at all.
With bike on centerstand and in gear, not abnormal to see tire rotate roughly 2"... mark it and your floor, rotate it and you'll see that. Normal. Ride it worry less.
Keep yer stick on the ice....
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