Yesterday I went for a short ride and just as I was leaving home, it felt like it had a flat or something...kind of a thump-thump-thump feeling coming from the final drive or something. I went around the block and it went away so I continued on my way but cut the ride short and went home after breakfast. Today I changed the final drive oil since I was suspicious and lo and behold I found a bunch of metal pieces. Fine pieces, but I could feel them as I rubbed my fingers together.
I figure I'll take the final drive out and then find someone to fix it for me. I'm not comfortable with my mechanical abilities to get it back together correctly.
Here's the link to Chapter 1:viewtopic.php?f=5&t=18290
That first time I also had indications of an issue but I did not heed them and the result was massive destruction of the final drive and a flatbed ride home.