Finally diving into this project. Been so busy with the spring detailing rush and all that. Parts came like a week ago (finally). Got the gearshift shaft, the seals where it enters the case, and a couple other little things from the diagram (why not, washers and springs are cheap). Hopefully I have everything I need and nothing unexpected (damage) shows up. Plastics, tank, and exhaust are off. Now to the nitty gritty to get to the gearshift shaft as easily as possible!
Popped my rear tube putting my new tire on. Oh well, bike is sitting for now and I can grab a tube anywhere.