I am a recent "new" owner of a 1998 1500 Vulcan Classic. It has an oil leak. Originally it was thought to be the shifter seal. Upon closer inspection, it appears to be a pivot shaft into what looks like (on a parts exploded view) the generator cover. This does not appear to have a seal and it has been suggested locally that it is a blind hole that the gear shift mechanism pivots on which may have a crack in it. Is this a likely culprit. There appears to be quite a bit of play in the shift lever as well which may just be some set screw tightening, but then...? It seems that perhaps the engine will need to be partially removed to get to this. Is that the case as well? Any help or redirection appreciated.