As you might have read, I did some shoddy repair work and allowed a small chunk of metal to break off my carb, get sucked into my engine/crankcase and seize it up. Now I'm faced with taking the engine apart to retrieve that chunk and assess the damage. My question is, is the procedure really as complicated as the service manual makes it sound? Do I really need to remove the flywheel, magneto, and variator just to peek inside the crankcase? Should I replace all the gaskets like it says? Which of the special tools can be substituted for?
I'm starting to feel like I'm in way over my head, and that I should have shelled out for a new TFR or something. I wanted to do a little work, enough to understand how everything works, but I mainly wanted to ride.