Transmission - Main shaft separation in 5 speed transmissions
Moto Guzzi V700, V7 Special, Ambassador, 850 GT, 850 GT California, Eldorado, and 850 California Police models
Thanks to Tom Halchuk for sending me this information. In Tom's own words:
I started to have issues finding fifth on the Eldo.
I took the transmission apart and found that 1st/2nd gear had separated slightly from 3rd/4th gear.
I pressed them back together and them removed the lock ring / bearing race. You can see how hammered the lock-ring is in the photo.
I then heated and removed 1st/2nd off the mainshaft. I used a aluminum plate with a V cut in it to hang shaft. Then convincingly rapped against shaft with a large brass piece between shaft and hammer.
I cleaned up and primed the shaft.
Then applied green Loctite and pressed 1st/2nd back onto the shaft.
I got a new lock-ring bearing from Stein-Dense in Germany for USD $90.00 delivered: MG# 14212210 Bush.
I am sending you this because I could not find ANY pictures of what this should look like or how to dismantle.