I expect to be able to get this thing on fine, just need the proper drift as I don't have anything that can safely drift this thing down without damaging the shaft or the race. I did heat it up while on the shaft and lightly tap it against my body with a blunt edge punch tool to at least straighten it out instead of being cock-eyed. I will wait to get the drift to really hammer it home, using sausage's other method of holding it against your body and using your body to absorb the taps of the drift.
sdjohn, I checked scooter mercato website and did not see it listed. I will call them tomorrow and see if they have it available to order.
Either way, all the bearings and seals are in the case and the cases are ready to go. Now i'm paused on prepping the crankshaft to finally finish this rebuild. I am hoping once the crankshaft is ready to go, the rest of the engine falls together fast, as I believe this is the most difficult part. But I guess, I shall see...
BTW, I suspect this may be me (with a $#!* eating grin) once this thing is running again and confidently jetted/run in:
and if I fail miserably.. then this: