With the starter clutch repacked there was nothing to stop me from finishing the Kawasaki KZ650 engine assembling. Workbench was ready for another (mostly final) stage of the process.
To drive the secondary shaft in place I used an improvised driver: a piece of aluminum pipe of suitable diameter plugged with aluminum blank. Since not only the cylinder head, but also camshafts were installed beforehand, I had to work on the secondary shaft and other engine bottom components with the engine positioned a bit weirdly.
Please pay attention to the oil pan’ bolts. It’s the first time I with my attention to details went so far as choosing even engine bolts in various finishes: chrome plated for polished covers, matt zinc plated for painted parts, and gloss zinc plated for semi-polished oil pan.
I was glad that Oksana was in the workshop at that time: with 130 Nm of torque for the clutch nut it’s better to have a pair of spare hands to keep the clutch holding tool in place when torquing the nut.
Clutch was ready.
So, to be continued.