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The oil pump chain will require the crankcase halves to be split. That's the on ly way into the oil pump period. If it's not leaving metal shavings or any other visible signs of damage, I'd leave it alone until it does unless you have the time and money to do the repair.
If you do it yourself, gaskets and O ring replacements will run you about $175 or so. If you pay a shop to do it, I'd guess somewhere around $1500-2000 or so.
If it's the balancer, only the left engine cover will need to be removed along with the balancer to replace the rubber grommets and repair any damage it may have done to the case. The balancer can cause a fair amount of damage to the case so the sooner repaired, the better.
93 VN 750 "Ursula"
Moved R/R 08Sep06
R/R rewire 17Feb07
New R/R, Installed 14Jun08
New Stator installed 10 Jun08
Maintenance Free Battery 12Jan08