Obstacle 2 was found and it happened to be related to obstacle 1. By installing a mid-glide front end on the sporty, the PO had to add this delightful spacer to the front wheel to match the new mid-glide width. This should not have been an issue, but after I broke the wheels down, I saw the installer snapped and allen wrench off in one of the bolts. We had to get crafty with the cutting disc and hack the spacer to pieces to remove it.
Things did not look pretty when we started.
McGoo, crafted up this sweet rig of two allen wrenches to hold the hub while we performed surgery.