eh, used a 1 1/8" open ended wrench and it was easy as pie. the price/use ratio on that thing for its lifetime is currently at $23/1, sweet.
now, i got the 14mm hex covers out of the front of the engine, and i havent been able to grab onto the wrist pins... are we fans of pulling them out with something that can catch the back lip from the front side, or punching through from the opposite side? i'll tell you now I need a better phillips head screwdriver to get the plates off of the backside before i do much of anything though... who puts screws on a motor? wtf.
anyway if anyone local has a tool to use or is a pro at getting the wrist pins i'll love you long time. and to clarify these are the newer style wrist pins which have a small inner diameter and a taper out to the outer diameter so there's really not much of a lip to grab onto at all, unfortunately.
i updated the photo gallery so check it, but i'll add highlight photos from the day later, too hungry now.