No you can't drive it with bolt out as I've already explained in the other post. Which is stripped, the bolt or the shaft hole. Seldom both strip at the same time. If bolt only, get a new one and chase the shaft threads. This requires some skill because you don't want shavings entering the shaft hole. If the threads in the shaft are stripped, and insert or helicoil can be installed for new thread. Again best left for a machinist bud if you have one. Don't even think of the dealer for either tasks as most are too stooopid for machine shop related tasks that require knowledge for the best method of the above tasks.Has anyone ever had the bolt come loose on the top gear of this photo
When i brought it the the shop they told me the bolt was down in the oil pan.
in the photo attached it's the small gear - the bolt is out.
any comments ? is it possible to drive this bike without the bolt ?
yes this is a repost - looking for some help/advise
I would not buy a new shaft in my case but then again I spent most of my life in fab and machine tasks.