Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Petersburg, Va, USA
Lots 'o parts to remove....
I had access to an actual bike lift, tied the front end down and blocked up the engine under the oil pan (as the center stand will have to come off with the transmission).
Removing the FD is trivial, I didn't pull the swing arm till after I pulled the transmission. Were I do do it again, I'd go ahead and pull the swing arm before taking the transmission off thus making drive shaft RR easier. Instead of some strange support under or a hanger for the swing arm before it got removed, I cut a small wedge of wood and braced it up by placing the wedge under the swing arm on the throttle side. Just be careful that you don't strike it as I suspect it'd have enough lever action to crack the transmission case if you did.
Once the battery, starter (clean it while it's out) and alternator are out of the way, it's pretty simple to just unbolt the transmission and carefully pull it back away from the motor.
Once you are there, you'll either see lunched splines or you'll be able to spin the input shaft to see where the problem is.
As a spline lube, it's a lot of removing parts for about five minutes of work. In your case, it'll tell you in a hurry where to go from there.
I'm hoping it's just the clutch plate for you but if it's not, used transmissions are all over ebay so all is not lost.
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