Well I took the bike down after the dreaded 2nd gear issue. I'd been pushing through it for a while until I couldn't get over 1/4 throttle and the bike feel like the recoil of a 50cal reaper... Honestly I owe my safety to a member. Idk who it was but someone on here wrote about riding the dragon and a shift fork broke, locking everything up. He and the bike were ok but it made me think, so I parked it and took the engine out in Oct of 20016. That was to keep me off it. A million reasons why I've had $1400 dollars worth parts sitting a box for 3 years but the time has come and I just put the crankcase halves together tonight.
I'm debating on making some removal mounts for my engine run stand (currently set up for LS Swaps) and getting a harness off eBay to run the engine prior to installation. Either way here's some pics and progress!