After a dead battery episode, I just removed it and have had no issues with kicking the bike. Today I decided to remove the gear just inside the 2-bolt round side cover. The is the gear between the actual starter pinion gear and the engine. 1. Does this reduce the chances of a Woodruff key failure? 2. Will taking out this bearing, washer, shaft and needle bearing cause any damage to the bike? Thanks for any advice.