To remove 3rd and 2nd gear from the main shaft, the “Spring Ring” first needs to be removed.
For the spring ring, it’s a one way ticket as there appears to be no tool to remove it undamaged.
The general consensus from the knowledgeble folks on the S2 Forum, is that a series of screw drivers driven down the splines of the shaft to lift the spring ring out of it groove is the best way to go.
So here we go….
Removing the reverse gear idler.
To remove the shaft holding the reverse gear in position, the manual recommends “gently heat the casing”… so this is what i did. Not sure my blow lamp knows the term “gentle”