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Well, you didn't say what year model bike you're working on but if the bike has the early connectors, you need a pair of special tools to "unpin" the plugs. If your bike is later than 1996, I think, it probably has Bosch type connectors. These things come apart but it's like one of those Chinese puzzles to me. I have gotten them apart but I have to figure each different one out. The service manual tells you how to get them apart. May be a site online that will tell you.
You may have the wrong tool kit in your bike. Honda always gives you a spark plug wrench that will work with your bike in your tool kit. The tool kit may have been switched or incorrectly replaced at some point with a kit that contained the wrong wrench. You can go to a Honda dealer and order just the spark plug wrench you need off the parts microfiche probably for under $10.
No, the magnets are, as you know, simply glued to the rotor housing. The glue sometimes breaks loose and the magnets fall off. I'm surprised that you've run into this as much as you have. I've been working on Harleys for years and have only seen one magnet fall off. I've also seen one rotor that the magnets were not magnetized very well. This has been a problem lately. I'd talk to the dealer that I got the parts from as Harley is aware of the problem. I don't know if they'll make them good or not though.
The battery is under the saddle. You will have to remove the rear saddle (if equipped) as well as the front saddle to get at the battery. The tools to accomplish this are provided in the tool kit that came with the bike.
The carb float level(s) may need to be adjusted. It should be a simple fix with a manual. Read the instructions, and the warnings, then take it apart and fix it. Get a gasket kit, or a rebuild kit for it too, and clean the old gasket material from the surfaces good. There may be instructions in the kit.
I have the same bike that you do. To get at the battery you need to remove both the seat (2 bolts, 1 screw (at back)), AND also remove the tool kit housing. The battery sits behind the tool kit, and so to slide it out you need to remove both halves (front and back) of the tool kit housing. You have to take the seat off in order to get at one of the screws holding one of the battery terminals in place.
When I do this, I find the hardest parts to be to get at the screw attached to the battery on the side of the bike opposite the tool kit; not such an easy fit. The other part I find hard for some reason is getting the tool pack to fit back into the tool kit housing once you reattach it to the bike.
I am seriously thinking about attaching a "pigtail connector" to the battery for easy charging during the winter. I understand that most trickle chargers come with this kind of accessory.
Try looking under your seat. A lot bikes/atvs carry them under the seat. It feels hard to lift them up but there is usually a lever to release it just at the tip of the seat near the gas tank. Being an older bike more than likely it has been removed especially if it was purchased used. Cabela's has kits for about 50.00. You can log onto their website at www.cabelas.com. Search the site along the left side of the page it is very easy.