Join Date: Apr 2018
Location: Northern Illinois (Not Chicago)
Patience! Take pictures of EVERYTHING! I laid all the parts out on a table, organized into 4 sections: left side, right side, front cylinder and back cylinder.
Watch the rebuild videos. The balancer wheel nut is reverse threaded.
A 18mm bolt can be used to remove the spark plug tubes, and to pry off the flywheel.
The only special tools I needed were crow foot wrenches (10mm and 12mm).
Follow the head bolt loosening order.
Download the service manual (someone here has a link).
Parts may take over a month to ship.
EBay is a great source for some parts.
Pick up some TB1207B (Honda Bond, Suzuki Bond etc). Smear a thin layer on the gaskets before installing.
Get a few cans of brake clean.
Be prepared to scrape at the old gaskets.