Excellent instructions, thank you very much for posting.:yeahbaby01:Had the same problem with an '02 Recon I just bought. There are rubber dust boots on the front and back of that petal housing. Dig the front one out (behind the cotter pin and washer). I used an ice pick and got it out. Then you'll be able to get some penetrating oil behind that seal. I used PB Blaster - it's good stuff. I was then able to start wiggling it. I used a crow bar behind it and had someone put some weight on the crow bar while I banged on the footpetal till it got moving a bit. Once you get it moving it actually comes off pretty easy. Once off I took some sandpaper and ran inside that sleave. i think some of that rubber had gotten up in there and clogged it up. Once I got it cleaned out it just slid right back on. I didn't bother replacing the dust boot but I'm sure Honda would recommend that. Hope that helps!