Yeah I wanted to but I didn't have the kit for it. Though I left some of the story out which makes me think it's starter clutch. First and foremost I've had a progressively harder and harder time starting it for months, and sometimes when starting it it would make a thumping sound. I'd been meaning to investigate it for a while but I just hadn't got around to it.
Then one day I was riding home and it just died on me. The symptoms are exactly what this bloke described -http://korider.com/index.php?topic=15975.0
And sure enough the bike wasn't turning over, so I replaced the starter. Then the bike wasn't sparking, so I had to replace the CDI. Now I'm just lacking the start.
Further the fact that the the gear isn't turning independently from the flywheel in one direction proves there's a problem there doesn't it? I was under the impression that would be justification enough to remove it. Lastly I noticed that there were some scratch marks behind the gear that I was a bit concerned about -
Though I'm not sure what has caused that.