Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Corona De Tucson, AZ
I'm not a fan of using anything to pry with...especially a screw driver. All you need to do is take a little of the weight off the end with the shaft to keep it from binding and gently rock it back and forth. I usually hold the wheel with the final drive on the bottom..... I put an old tire or something like it under it on the floor to break the fall if it comes apart unexpectedly. I'd done it on my bike and many others that way and never had to use anything to pry with.
Also make sure to use a 60%+ Moly paste on the splines when you re-assemble. You'll never have an issue.
Sick Mick* 2006 V Star 1100 Custom
--- Striping, lettering and paint by Sick Mick – 6* Tree - 2" extended forks – 21" front wheel - HK Sideburners - Progressive rear shock – Pods – Sick Mick solenoid delete - Spring seat - and other stuff