To get my starter wire off i had to grind a 10 mil. open end wrench so it was thinner, then it fit on the inner nut and i could remove the outer nut and wire without damage to the starter. Hope that helps.
I just did the same thing. It's now a 'special tool'.I wonder if there's a bicycle type 10mm in the OE toolkit?
It's also hard to find a plug spanner that fits...the OE one is the only tool I have that can be used!
I had a struggle to get the engine to move down and forward on the rig, but after a while with two of us cursing at it, I realised the front crossbolt was still in on the right side. This is what comes of working with someone else who doesn't know the bike. He had taken off the removable left rail, but hadn't mentioned the crossbolt, and I hadn't seen it as on the right side it is hidden by a big mounting plate for the rig!
All most amusing.....
"The Moving Finger writes, and having writ, moves on,
nor all your Piety nor Wit
can lure it back to cancel half a line...
so....probably best use Tipp-Ex in future?"
1976 GL1000 "Mitzi"
1976 GL1000 and Héchard sidecar "Mitzi 2"
1977 GL1000 'The Parts Bike' now in bits
1976 XT500 'C'
1976 TT500 'C'
1980 Paris-Dakar XT500 (replica)
1992 Grinnall Scorpion SC3 prototype
1993 'Big Valve' BMW R1100RS "Red Sonja"Hal's Nalbum