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Does the engine have to be split between cylinders to replace second gear ? it keeps jumping out of gear and putting its self back in.

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The gearbox's on nearly all in line multiple cylindered machines lie in the base crankcase and is all locked together with the top crankcase.
So unfortunately a separation of these cases has to be made to access the layshafts & extract the gears, I somehow think that it is the Baulk ring that will be the problem not the gear itself?
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