I started tearing down the good bike's engine to pull the broken kick starter shaft. According to the Honda Service Manual, you have to completely tear down the top end and pull the top case off of the bottom case, and transmission, to get to the shaft. I recall a conversation with Murray(cxman) where he said you flip the engine and pull the bottom case off. For some reason I went by the service manual procedure, which is essentially a complete teardown. I suspect the conflict in approaches has something to do with how the transmission is set in the case and how it meets up with the engine. As I got it tore down to the point where I pulled the cam (valve springs were next), it occurred to me: I really never intended to tear this thing completely down (not now at least). Also, the parts bike engine will turn over. Why not try to use the parts bike engine in this frame? Genius, right? So, now to pulling the parts bike engine. If there's anyone out there that knows this bike, and knows if pulling the bottom case off the engine while leaving the top end in tact will work to get to the kick starter shaft, please let me know. Otherwise, it's strictly by the book... at least for now.