Lucky you! By the time I heard a "minor" noise coming from my front pulley cover on the 'Liner , the pulley and mid-shaft were ruined.
I did get lucky though , in that I got a complete transfer case from a totaled Raider with 15 miles (yep....15) on it for a fraction of the cost of the hard parts new from Yamaha. I (now) preach checking that nut on a regular basis. Hope Barons does right by you.