Re: Random scratching noise inside clutch shaft
SlowRide IS ABSOLUTELY CORRECT. You do not need to split the engine to service the clutch shaft and bearings. Remove the nuts and spring washers from BOTH the gear side and the sprocket side of the engine. Get a piece of wood and drive the shaft out by using the wood as a ram on the sprocket side. The shaft and bearing on the large gear side of the engine will come out.