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    1973 cl350

    I just bought a 1973 Cl350. Pretty good condition. Ran poorly, but I adjusted the valves and swapped the points and set the timing. Runs well now. I don't like how much slop is in the output shaft of the transmission. Is this normal? A couple of pictures, because I know you guys want pics. I have a video of the slop in the output shaft, but don't know how to post the video. For some reason, its posting the pictures sideways even though I've rotated them on my computer first. Any thoughts on the output shaft play would be appreciated.
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    Best to clean out the area and then ride and check. If something is leaking you will get a good idea where.
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    Sorry, by slop, I mean there is a lot of play in the output shaft. More than what I think should be there.

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    Looks like that might be a 1972 tank.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rothafella View Post
    Looks like that might be a 1972 tank.
    Yeah, someone has changed out the tank. Has the right side cover badges with the black on white (350) plus the grab bar in the rear. Wonder how much slop you mean? Fixed the pics.
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    Ok. Weird that it has a 72 tank. only had 10350 miles on it when I bought it. Remarkably good condition as well. Doesn't seem to have been wrecked. I now see that there is an option to upload a video on here. I will upload a video when I get home of the play in the shaft.

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    Have you ridden it enough to know if it shifts okay? I ask because it's possible some PO had the bottom end apart and left out a set ring for the countershaft bearing on the sprocket side or missed the locating pin on the other end of the shaft with the roller bearing cap and the shaft is being allowed to move more than normal... and when you get a chance, an Introduction would be appreciated as well
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    Its shifting just fine. I've put a few hundred miles on it already. video below of the play in the shaft. I'll get on the introduction!

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    Rotational movement like that is because the gears are engaging with each other with the use of "dogs" on the sides of the gears. the transmission design is called "constant mesh" because the teeth of the gears are always engaged, but the rotational movement isn't anything wrong, it's just how they work. If you haven't seen one apart, you'd immediately understand why it's normal once you do. A quick search brought this up

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    Thanks. Its weird. None of my other bikes do that at all. I guess its just something to get used to.

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