So once again still finding little joys of problems with my /5. Mechanically everything was running great until yesterday morning. As I was leaving for work I noticed that when in the friction zone I was experiencing a loud squeal type noise. I stopped for a second and tried a few more times and the sound went away. I decided I would chance it to work and ended up taking surface roads. When I got home later that evening I went to put the bike into neutral from first and noticed that the shift lever seemed to be stuck.
I move forward a few inches and tried again (thinking maybe it just got stopped in an odd position) but still no dice. I ended up friction-zone walking it into the garage and tried once more and finally got it to go into neutral, but it did not feel quite right.
So this morning I decided to try another quick test ride and see if I felt any problems. Low and behold I hear the same squeal noise and shifting felt very wierd. I had movement and could ride but shifting didnt feel smooth or right from neutral -> first -> second gear.
Is my transmission going south?
The bike has 79k on it. I am the fourth owner of the bike and at least all the history I have on it. It looks like the transmission was "inspected" by a shop back in the 90s but there isnt much documentation on exactly what went on. No data on if the splines were ever lubed/etc.