Yes visionjohnny the starter is out. According to the 2006 service manual on page 9.25, the picture has the exact gear I need to get off. I think my problem is in this section. I would screen shot it but i don't know how. So here's where i'm at....exhaust off, starter out, primary cover off, flywheel off, starter gear retaining ring off, washer off....gear not budging. Did i miss something? I just need that gear off. Any clues?