This afternoon, I realized that I pulled the whole top end off and now have no obvious way to leverage the stator rotor set bolt to get it undone D'oh!
Its a bit of pain in the butt, However, I did my rebuild without pulling the rotor off.
But you can still easily get it off there. By jamming a penny in the gears on the right side of engine.
Theres a pic of exactly doing this on mine. When I pulled the rotor off to replace it. AFTER I did my build.http://www.hondabrat.com/2012/08/rotor-starter-replacement.html
I know this sounds like a bad idea. LOL but it works great.
Both PJ and frogman recommended the penny trick to me...and now I do too.
The penny is so soft the sharp gears almost cut the thing in half. Didnt even leave a mark on the gears.
Also, you may want to think about drilling the TEENY TINY oil journals in the top part of case out. Other than replacing the oil pickup, this is the only oil mod I made.
I used my dremmel pencil attatchment to drill along side the long head studs, (so I didnt have to pull the studs out)
Just drill the holes out 1/32 inch bigger than they are now. I cant remember the bit I used.
Make absolutley certain to clean every last shaving and any dust out of the holes when finished !