maybe it's not directly to the topic, but I'll ask anyway...
I'm an owner of 1990 KLR 650 with very worn splines on transmission output shaft. Pinion is held there only by some metal plate (same system like on KLR 600 shown above) and not by nut. I tried to get a new output shaft as a spare part, but with no succes - they are no longer available, at least in my country.
So either I can get some worn shaft from ebay with the risk of the same failure in the future.
Or, for quite the same money, I can get input and output shafts + gears of the new type (where pinion is held by nut).
Now the question is, do those new type shafts fit into old engine cases? And how about shifting mechanism? I'm especially worried abouth the 4/5 shifting fork, because, according to the spare parts catalogue, it was produced in several versions during the years.
To be more specific, I found either 2008 shafts and gears, or 2012 complete transmission (shafts, gears, forks, rods, "drum" and "star" etc.).
Does anybody have experience with this type of retrofit?
Thank you for your anwers!
PS: sorry for my bad English