The hardest part of the whole job is cleaning off the old gasket.
The bolts holding the springs break loose fairly easy and I just took them off and put them back on in a star pattern. Once the bolt loosens the springs are easy to get to and pull out. I used a dental pick to get the friction plates and steel plates out. The first few ones you can do with your fingers. As you get deeper into the basket though you will need a pick or something similar to grab the plate and ease it out of the basket.
A friction plate will be the first and last one out.
Patriot Guard Rider
2000 VN750 Sere (Serendipity)
1990 GL1500 (Ole Blue)
1986 VN750 EVie (project bike, heavy custom)
VROC # 11628 / 25000-H
ARVROC # 12 Coordinator and Crowd Control
OKVROC # 18 (H)
TNVROC # 45 (H)