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Looks like Mainshaft 3rd or Countershaft 2nd. Ouch!
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Is my next step to pull motor and start tearing into clutch/ tranny ?
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No.
Buy this one.
https://greensboro.craigslist.org/mc...852883026.html
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Your cheapest fix is to replace the motor with a used one.

Repairing yours can easily cost as much as the purchase of another bike.

As to the transmission I will not run either of the factory 20 tooth gears as they are grenades as you have found. The way the gears are made leaves very narrow margins accompanied by stress risers adjacent to the margin which facilitates splitting.

Andrews Products makes replacement gears that are billet (stronger) instead of forged and also the stress risers are eliminated by a radiused corner in the pockets.

The (2) 20 tooth gears are
35750-56A countershaft 2nd (17-8241 andrews)
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35305-56A mainshaft 3rd (17-8244 andrews)
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Is my next step to pull motor and start tearing into clutch/ tranny ?
Obviously both the engine and transmission need to come out but not necessarily in that order. Sometimes its easier to loosen the tight nuts with it in the frame and pulling the transmission first makes it all lighter. Pulling one or both heads while in the frame makes it even lighter.

It's up to you.
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Absolutely use your frame as an engine stand. Makes life so much easier.
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