Needless to say I haven't got the "special tool"
do any of you gents know an alternative for removal of the flywheel? e.g. use rear wheel spindle as slide hammer, that sort of thing. I do own a set of 2/3 legged pullers (currently in hiding) but I don't think they're going to be the right tool for the job anyway.
Removed the kickstart shaft and took the piston off the conrod this evening and also cleaned up the clutch side casing threads, just in case any helicoils were needed - none were. Circlip added to the shopping list!