No, it's still together. I'm still kinda researching. (and watching you) My third gear issue is sorta hit and miss. it's not consistent. I know I need to tackle it, but I'm trying to con my local indy, and buddy who is a beemer rider, into helping me. He doesn't want to do it, but I'm trying to work on him so he can lend a hand. I have a fair amount of experience with motorcycles, but have never dove into any beemers. My expertise is with American and Japanese products. He's done his own tranny and said it was worse than he thought it would be and doesn't want to do it again.