Hello all. I am pretty new to this forum which seems to be the most comprehensive on the net for XR80s. My son loves his 1990 XR80 and I think he will be riding it for 2 more years or so. A few weeks ago he hit a tree stump and bent the gear shift back - all the way back over the foot peg. I can't believe he stayed on - but he did. I have the Clymer manual and they talk about when the shaft has been bent back and having to cut the Spindle off. It looks like this is not too easy to do when the engine is in the frame but may be manageable with a cut off saw. I have attached pics. My Questions: 1. Are there any other parts I want to replace when I have this apart? 2. Can I do this without taking the engine all the way apart? 3. The engine is 18 years old. However it is a strong runner for the most part. No blue smoke ever. Are there any gains to rebuilding it? If I have to completely rebuild this engine, what will the approximate cost be if I do it myself? 4. I am purchasing the parts from Hondaparts-direct online. Is there a better place? 5. Any other advice? Thanks..