First, the fly side seal was literally in two pieces. Then, the inner race for the fly side bearing was protruding out of the case.
And once I got the cases split, the kickstart gear was chewed up and there was more heat damage on the fly side of the crank's big-end bearing.
And the fly side bearing itself wasn't looking so hot, either.
Now for the good news. Welding up the hole in the transfers went swimmingly. There are two small pores visible from the inside, but they don't seem to go through to the outside. The pressure test will obviously be the real measure of success, but I'm still a fair way from that yet.
So while it was a lot worse than I was expecting, it's nothing I couldn't or can't handle.
Never a dull moment in my workshop.
Two piece bearing? Big Fan. Two-piece seal? Not so much.
Protruding. Even the word sounds like a bad thing.
A dog must've gotten hold of it
Things you never want to see when you look at your motor