Originally Posted by NordieBoy
96-97 seem to be susceptible to 3rd gear "whine".
I've ridden 3 that have it including mine.
The whine is caused by loosing the hardening?
Nordieboy - FWIW, 3rd gear on my 2009 DR650 has whined since I picked it up with 1 mile on the clock at the dealer...in fact, as a new rider, I have come to occasionally use the "whine" to know what gear I'm in...