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Swapping out lower end of crank case

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by peebuck, May 9, 2019.

  1. peebuck

    peebuck XS400 Enthusiast

    19F3AFAB-8666-48AA-8BE2-FF5090E16F1E.jpeg C7FE3D50-BE41-411B-9368-73956B4A0E95.jpeg D4904258-50AC-418D-A212-38C6156CFFFD.jpeg hey hey moto monsters

    I’m resorting a 78 E. I needed to replace the crank case long story short the kick start ripped off the bike....

    So I have a used crank case fresh outa the oven gloss black. I’m swapping the trans out of the old unit into the new one.

    I was able to run through the gears before I started pulling everything but count seem to find neutral??? That’s not really my concern at the moment though.

    My question is does any one know how to put the (not sure of the correct name) shift drum translator back? It’s on the right hand side of the motor, the shifter ties into it and the shift drum. Here’s a pic but it ain’t the best.
    The part I’m confused on is how the 2 little arms are supposed to be positioned upon installing with the little spiny guy (that’s a technical term btw)

    I’m going to get a better pic tonight
     
  2. NewHavenMike

    NewHavenMike 1976 XS360C Top Contributor

    Cranks case halves are machined together, therefore need to be replaced as a pair.
     
  3. peebuck

    peebuck XS400 Enthusiast

    Yeah I have a full set thanks for noticing Mike
    I’d post a pic but I don’t want to unwrap it yet it’s still wrapped up and protected from the powder coater
     
  4. peebuck

    peebuck XS400 Enthusiast

    CCBF2C5E-C094-46E0-8499-F1270BBBBB68.jpeg 3EA6509C-AAE8-4ACA-8C58-A748734C16F4.jpeg Word so in answer to my own question. I pulled myself outa my mini panic attack and opened one of the many manuals on the bike I have. Genius... I know

    So my book spells it out quite clearly here’s a pic for those w/o a book
     

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