Read and looked at plenty of posts explaining the placement and proper stacking of gears in a smallframe. I plan on shimming for exact tolerance as well.
My questions is. Should all notches (looking parallel with the driveshaft) line up?
Easier said than done perhaps on final mating of the halved cases. But my theory is, if these are in constant mesh with the xmas tree, the final drive gears will not change orientation with oneanother. Would having all notches where the cruciform sits lined up make shifting easier or prone to jumping?
Not a single article I can find makes mention of this, but simply making sure they are stacked in the right orientation. I would think having the openings for the cruciform haphazardly placed would make it more difficult finding a gear quickly.
Thanks for the feedback! If I knew how to post pictures of the project in my kitchen I would. Quattrini M1B, Crimaz clutch system, Egig Mamba, cases vapor honed and decked. Hoping for a nice and tidy reliable scooter.
The "loose" gears on the mainshaft are in constant mesh with the fixed gears on the xmas tree. With the engine running, all the gears are rotating on the mainshaft at different speeds. Lining the gears up doesn't do anything as they will be instantly out of line once the engine is running.
Yeah, I had to visualize this in my head. The loose gears independently rotate in relation to the xmas tree when not engaged.
My first build of this magnitude and want to get everything as close to right as I can and not split the cases for some time. It's a rotary inducted (pros and cons to this) M1B 60 GTR. Again wish I could figure out how to post pics, quite satisfied with progress thus far and vapor honing does wonders to restore cases without painting.
My other bike is a 69 BMW R50/2, thought this would be a breeze compared. I was wrong!