Its not a press fit or anything, gear is probably corroded on the input shaft, try some penetrant and a bearing puller, you may need to use some heat as well.
okay never have seen anything like this. the gear is free on splines.seems like some kind of cap. the pic is not too clear. and the upshot is i cant find this parts anywhere in diagrams.Its not a press fit or anything, gear is probably corroded on the input shaft, try some penetrant and a bearing puller, you may need to use some heat as well.
It may be part of the shaft and just different from tracked model. the gear is free on splines and moves forward and back but stops at that end piece. That piece has some tiny ridges on inside if you look at pic. afraid to try puller and doing damage that is a show stopper.okay never have seen anything like this. the gear is free on splines.seems like some kind of cap. the pic is not too clear. and the upshot is i cant find this parts anywhere in diagrams.
not sure if this box has ever been opened before. if i get cap off taking it to dealer and showing to head mechanic there who has forgotten more about Hondas than I will ever know.
Thanks. This worked. Cleaning up end and attaching a puller to pull gear off. Did not take much. Was not familiar with a wheeled unit hydro shaft as it is different from tracked. So all good. Wish the tracked gearboxes were as simple as this.View attachment 176367
If you look at the diagram you can see that the gear number 6 is a stand alone part. There is a spacer/washer number 10 and a retaining cap that goes into the side plate #3, same idea as you find in the tracked units, just smaller in size. The splines that are clean and letting the gear move about are usually the splines that are inside the gear. Even within the gear the contact part is only 80% of the inside of the gear as there is 20% part of the gear thats left unsplined (if thats a word).
The part that sits inside the cap (#3) usually corrodes as its not protected by anything so when water/moisture gets in there it rots it up pretty good and thats why the gear is not coming off. If you are afraid to damage it then use a wire brush to clean it up real good and wiggle the gear off of it, trust me you'll be fine. Even if you damage that part of the input shaft it wont hurt as that art does not engage into the splines, that later bit does though.