it a 2000 xl 800 i have the stinger off and the covers off bolt valves. the retainer clips are off I tried to slide out the shaft and the cable wheel hits on the back of the engine ( theres and electrical wire goin into what ever the hell it is). does that wheel come off. wtf or does the shaft have to slide out towards the front of the ski. i wanna take them out to see if there has been any contact with the piston. it wasent as dirty in the covers as i has only 65 hrs on it.and with the cables of bolth valves move freely. im also assuming that the shaft will not rotate far enough to remove the valves and it has to be i wasting my time trying to take them out and look, or should i just put the waveeater clips on and be done with it??????