still following , but no educated input to give, Bandit will probably respond. I never use red loctite unless it is a permanent placement.Ok well, maybe I wore out my welcome but I guess I should finish this for anyone else that finds this thread.
Getting things back together is the reverse but there are some things that aren't totally clear.
First, the bit of a clunk as I tightened the screws on the bevel gear assembly bug me.
Second, the manual says torque is 8.6Lbs for the 6mm and 22Lbs for the 8mm bolt but I immediately broke a bolt even though my torque was set to 8. I had to reverse it out so I hand tightened the rest, tight but not crazy. No idea if it's too much so bit nervous about that. Also wondering if I should have put red loc tite as I do on practically everything else.
I got the engine bolts back in no problem, got the radiator and all that stuff back together.
Now I'm fighting with the drive shaft. So far, not able to get it in. Not sure if there is a specific notched spot or something so have to do some research. I tried lining it up and pushing it onto over and over but it won't go in. I'm sure it will be something simple.