Replaced Stator, shift spindle play
Well I got all the hard work done, made sure to do a clean job on everything. But when I put the shifter back on I had to tap it on with a mallet and the spindle slid in about an inch. I very distinctly remember testing for play before I started reassembly but I must have missed something. My question is is it absolutely necessary to take the whole motor back out to replace the clip? Can I get at it from the other side cover? (where the convenient removable frame section is) Or can I just leave it as is and put a short length of tubing with a set screw into the spindle to keep if from slipping in? Or will that clip find its way somewhere and do some major damage? I'm really hoping theres some way I can just fish it out or leave it be. It was a long night to replace the stator, I'd hate to have to do that again so soon.
Although overall I think it was a fairly simple task. The stupid surge tank was in the way and made it the most difficult. And I was convinced I could cock the motor and get it back in without removing the bevel gear cover, I'm still pretty confident it can be done, but I was by myself at that point around 4 in the morning... So maybe with some assistance you could save a few bucks and a few minutes. i just couldnt do three things at once.
Now all I need is to fix the exhaust that pretty much fell apart when I removed it, put my speedo cable on, do some wiring and find a R/R and hopefully not pull everything back out to put a stupid clip on. And she will be ready to ride... maybe come October I'll be on the road...