So, apart she came. Broke one bolt that wouldn't move by any means necessary. No big deal. Got all the way through and luckily my presumption was correct. The protruding tab on the ratchet was broken off. Amazing how that little bastard can cause so much mayhem. Thoughts as to why this happens (I found many other threads that mention it) still elude me. One thought was incorrect timing. Who knows. Anyway, I found all the kickstart parts on the Bay, plus another clutch cover. Definitely praying I put it all back together correctly.
This all helped me remember that I need the Clymer.
Ive got tanks (yes 2) to paint, tabs to shave, seat to weld, clips to make, light to mount.......I love this game.