Shifter shaft pushed in
Hey guys, after the motor on my bike locked up (not sure why yet) I was like no problem, I have spare thanks to a parts bike I had gotten. So I got the old one out and got the new one mounted when I noticed the shifter could move in and out. I went crap that C-clip came off somehow. I'll have to pull it back apart and reset that C-clip(which made me rather upset and walk away for a day or two). So I pulled the motor back out of the bike, pulled the stator cover again, and attempted to push the C-clip back into it's grove with no luck. The shaft is being held from coming all the way back out to where it should be sitting. so i put the foot shifter back on the shaft and used it to pull and twist the shifter with no luck it's not going back into place. I have never split the case on one of these ( or any motorcycle/ATV engine) so I really don't want to but i have a bad feeling i'm going to have to if i want a running motorcycle. So I guess finally to my question Have any of you guys experienced this before? What did it turn out to be and what did you have to do to fix it? Thanks in advance for any and all help or input/suggestions!