I hit a rock with the shift lever link and it bent the shifter rod and broke the housing that supports the shifter rod. I think I will try a temp fix with a new rod and JB Weld but would like a more permanent solution. Wondering if a mechanical (non-motorcycle mechanic type) should attempt a case half replacement. I am not worried about pulling the engine, but I dont know what to expect when the case halves come apart. Can it be done without taking the gears etc. out? Any advise one way or the other is greatly appreciated. Thanks.