Pulling the Engine
Okay, I've read all the ACCT stuff, done the mod with the TOC springs, played with it, I'm convinced I've got a stretch cam chain, and the tensioner is fine.
So, I'm currently in the process of pulling the engine so that I can replace the old cam chain. It's been tough sledding, but I've pull the bike apart, pulled the engine, and removed the front cam shaft. I am now working on the crank case, and getting the generator/alternator out of the way of the lower cam chain.
Unfortunately I've run into a snag with removing the generator rotor. According to the Clymer's book this should only be removed with a rotor puller. They claim this can be removed by any competent mechanic, or by using a special tool from Kawasaki.
However, the only puller's I've found use puller arms, which will not work because they must attach to the back of the rotor, with is rounded, instead of square. Looking at the Kawasaki website, it appears that the tool referenced in the book is nolonger sold, because it's not listed. Finally the instructions are very clear that it is NOT to be pulled without the tool or irrepairable harm will befall the rotor.
Anybody remove their rotor, and if so how?