- Nov 23, 2004
ok I was having a bit of trouble with 2nd gear slapping during deacceleration so ive decided to take a crack at dismantling the gearbox from my mkII 850 commando. I removed the gearbox outer and inner covers according to the manual without any dramas, and I can see clearly that the 2nd gear cog has lost 2 adjacent teeth. It doesnt look like it has caused any other damage. Before I go any further I need a bit of advice. To actually remove this gear(or gear set) is it necessary to dismantle the clutch and stator etc, I am on a low budget and cannot afford to buy pullers or other specialised tools. Does the whole mainshaft have to come out to replace this cog? Any workarounds, tips or advice welcome thanks.