Originally Posted by Spad
Thanks for the link; it's a great write-up.
As to getting help, I am - from Kientech. I went back and forth for a while, but I really don't mind drilling and tapping (well, I do mind chipping out old bolts). In the end, I'd just end up with an equally lame bolt in a hole that might end up if anything slightly oversize. This way, I'll have a stronger bolt there.
One of the reasons I got this bike is that it's a good one to learn wrenching on. Parts are still available, and it's not my regular ride so if I take a while I'm not left high and dry.
Maybe I wasn't clear. I ment drill and tap it for the 8mm bolt if you can't get the old one out clean. If it doesn't work, you won't be much worse off. Still the same job, just have to get a replacement shift drum. But if you just want to do the wrenching, ok. I like working on em too. But these days I don't go out of my way to do major rebuilds. Done enough of that.