Rowdyred94 gave me the tip with the bolt that finally broke my countershaft nut free. Thanks. I did find that the head of the bold did less damage to the rubber protector sheath with the head of the bolt against it and the other end against the tooth of the sprocket. Once that nut came free the process was pretty straight forward. Took it for a very short ride (we are having a pretty good wind storm right now) and I like it! It is the feel I've been looking for since I got the Ninja last fall.