OK, I come back in from a ride this morning and notice my chain is due for lubing so I put it up on the rear stand, tire off the ground and crank it up, put it in first gear to spin the chain while I spray lube and the bike is shuddering and shaking bad, like the chain is catching on something and jerking every time it goes round, loud clattering noise. In all my years of working on motorcycles I've never heard anything like this. I've seen a stiff link before but this is way different. So I'm thinking this doesn't sound good, I need to pull the countershaft sprocket cover and take a good look around to see if I can see anything amiss. I back out the two screws holding the countershaft cover in place and one drops down into a black hole...great! I don't know where it went and the magnetic retrieval tool won't snag the screw. Now the good part, the cover will not come out of there, way too much stuff in the way. Is there a quick way to get the cover off without disassembling half the motorcycle? This is way too much of a PITA for a simple countershaft cover removal. Next I need to find out what is going on under there. I've heard the countershaft sprocket can loosen up, sure hope nothing is damaged.