the best puller tool.
fork seals are pretty easy, if the forks are crusty inside rinse them all out with mineral spirits or crab cleaner.
in other news my seals finally came in (just about 3 weeks from boats.net) and got them all installed. The crank seal is weird, it has like an I-shaped section and the whole inner ring tore out of it, there was a lot of melty rubber on the inner shaft part, and it was scratched up from something. I polished out the scratches with 1200 grit sandpaper, hopefully it doesn't burn it up again.
If it goes out again i'm going to replace it with a standard dichtomatik TCM double-lipped viton seal. No idea why yamaha went with something so weird and flimsy. I might machine a new inner ring, too, out of brass or something.
bearings/clutch/tranny all looked really nice and clean, so i'm hoping for the best. Probably didn't need to do the water pump seal, but i'm glad i did the shifter seal, that one was a gonner.
the water pump seal in this thing was a bitch and a half, crazy interference fit. Just about broke my puller getting it out and mangled the seal putting it back in. Hindsight i should have left it alone.
now i've just got to order about 40 bucks worth of fasteners and hardware, and get Chad to send me his pull-off parts!