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Replacing stato seal

This is a bit complex, my bike is oversea, im in australia, and the local mechanic that trying to fix the bike and me haven't done this before, The information ive gathered is that they have taken the stato out, the problem is trying to get the component out so that the seal can be replace, they said it look they need some sort of a pulley to pull it out, Im in australia and i can buy the type any type of pulley and the seal here, the question is, is there a specific pulley and what is the method to replace a seal that stop the engine oil sipping into the electrical stato component.

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