I just picked up a 2003 Vulcan 1600 for a unpassable deal. older fella just didn't want to deal with it anymore. I think it maybe a shift fork because when in third gear it feels like it's jumping in and out of gear. all the rest of the gears are fine. I took the chance a rode it home just short shifting into fourth to bypass third. I'm sure the case going to need to be split to have that repaired. all in all im still coming out ahead by a couple of thousand bucks. anyone else have a similar story and is there any advise out there for your old boy.