So up till now the GS had been very compliant, but now the tables would turn and she would show me how she wanted to be treated.
Pro-tip to those who follow: make life easy, remove the drive shaft at the beginning, completely, at both ends!
It had taken me two weekends to get to this stage of the job. It would take another two weekends to finish the job. As I sit here now and type the story up, I cannot remember why it took that long. I think a combination of late starts, early finishes, and me taking my merry time at every turn. Also not being mentally prepared at having to go through the procedure for re-fitment as per the RepROM. No shortcuts. The next part of the
story covers 3 more days over 2 weekends. The final day will follow on from that.
Bike minus gearbox side shot.