Rolled into a fuel stop today and thought I heard/felt a crunchy/scraping sound. After gassing up I checked everything over and couldn't find anything amiss. About 4 blocks later while sitting at a stop light I heard it again coming from the motor. I pulled to the side and while the bike was idling could hear crunchy noises coming from the left side. Put my hand on the generator cover and it felt like bad things were happening inside! I immediately knew what was probably going on in there. So anyway, got the bike at home in the garage now and I'm trying to get the generator cover off to see the damage. I have removed the vent tube and all of the bolts around the perimeter. The only bolt I didn't remove is the one for the idler gear. I'm thinking the cover should come right off now but no go. It will rock back and forth and show as much as a 1mm gap on one side or the other but that's it. I've used the 14mm allen to turn the motor thinking that loose bolts etc may have the stator jammed in the flywheel but it turns smoothly. Everything that I've read here and in the manual suggests that you simply remove the bolts on the cover and pop it off. What am I missing?