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Location: Chandler, Arizona
I believe you have to split the cases to replace that gear. I don't remember it being a huge problem on the original 1500, it was on the Classic where most of the problems occurred. I don't know what the difference was. My RE has a plastic oil pump gear, and it is recommended to replace it every 10,000 miles. Fortunately it is right under the right side case cover. Nobody makes a steel replacement, so it must be plastic for a reason.
I am a motorcyclist, NOT a biker.
1997 Vulcan 750, purchased about a week ago
2006 Sportster 1200 Low
2013 Royal Enfield Bullet 500, converted to carb
2001 Yamaha XT225, heavily modified
2004 Honda Rebel 250
1979 Vespa P200E
2002 Vulcan 750 parts bike
1994 Yamaha XT225 parts bike