A while ago it turned out my primary gear shaft bearing on the clutch side was failing. This came at a bad time, so I ignored it for a while to ride the HAT first. The bike made it, winter is coming, so time for the rebuild. This is after only a couple 100 km (HAT + one day ride) on fresh oil... I've never done anything like this before, so this is going to be interesting. There are not that many 690 rebuild threads around to learn from so I'm hoping to get some feedback from you guys to help me along So far I've removed the engine from the frame, nothing mayor, went easily enough. Throttle body is rather dirty, I'll have to clean that up. I'm thinking I might have beein using too much oil on the filter. I don't trust the air box either, it seems to leak a bit on the bottom where the air temp sensor sits and between the rubber/plastic tube that connects to the throttle body. My engine holding frame, it will help me keep the block steady while I work on it. Everything disconnected, ready to remove the engine. I prodded the frame up with axle stands and supported the rear wheel to take pressure of the swingarm axle. I used a cross lift to lower the engine a bit, then took it out by hand. Naked bike! Ready for cleaning Off course it started raining while I was out cleaning the block. Less work for me right That's it for today, ready to start on the real work next time.