Kickstart shaft shimming

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is it possible to shim the kick start shaft while the gearbox is mounted in the motorcycle? I should have paid more attention when rebuilding the gearbox, but didn’t. It looks like I can pull the outer and inner covers in place. I’m worried about how to rotate the shaft sprocket when fitting everything back. I REALLY don’t want to pull the gearbox. End play is significant. I haven’t put a dial gauge on it but probably close to .050”. Thanks.
 

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is it possible to shim the kick start shaft while the gearbox is mounted in the motorcycle? I should have paid more attention when rebuilding the gearbox, but didn’t. It looks like I can pull the outer and inner covers in place. I’m worried about how to rotate the shaft sprocket when fitting everything back. I REALLY don’t want to pull the gearbox. End play is significant. I haven’t put a dial gauge on it but probably close to .050”. Thanks.

Piece of cake. I have installed new kicker pawls in the gas station lot without even draining the oil.
But you will curse at it the first time.
 

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Thanks both. I spent so much time on the gearbox rebuild It should feel like homecoming weekend.
 

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When I have done mine on the road, I lay the bike clear down with a little padding under the end of the bars. Then I don't even loose any oil.

I like original gaskets glued solid on one side and greased on the other. Then they stay in place for a long time through several disassembles.
 
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I generally but not always wipe (wet) the gasket with Loctite 518 or was it 515.

I have also found the best way to have a gasket not tear or be furbared in any way at removal is to buy a replacement gasket prior to removal.
 

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I like original gaskets glued solid on one side and greased on the other. Then they stay in place for a long time through several disassembles.
True, though I've only done that with rocker cover gaskets, hi-temp RTV on the engine facing surface, grease on the other
 

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