I've been having bad vibrations lately and can't figure where it is coming from. I was thinking back to my kickstarter install and recall that when I installed the gear on the kickstarter shaft I had it inproperly oriented. It did some damage and sheered of the kickstart stopper arm. I fixed it and didn't give it much thought but lately when I have been trying to zero in on my vibration problem I thought about that incident and how it may have possibly bent the kickstart shaft in turn causing the vibes. So my question is: Does anyone have any suggestions on how to check for a bent kickstart shaft w/out splitting the cases? I was gonna remove the right side cover, pull the spark plug and hit the starter button. Maybe I will be able to see if the shaft is bent while it rotates.