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While riding down the highway at 60mph i hear a loud pop and my motor locked up. It free rolls in neutral, upon getting it home i drain the oil and a little pin comes out with the oil. it kinda looks like a wrist pin. I heard there was a problem with something called a thing a ma jig and that kawasaki had a kit to fix this.

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The little pin is probably a needle from a needle bearing. The gearbox uses two needle bearings. The connecting rod big end also uses a needle bearing. The starter motor drive gear uses two needle bearings and the balancer assembly uses one needle bearing. No matter what you do, the engine has to come out of the frame and gets torn down. Sorry to tell you the bad news, this ain't gonna be cheap to fix.

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