Just how do I remove belt 'Liquorice'? I've got my hands on a couple of Hitachi TRK-8130's which require new belts. I have the BB's apart and the flywheel removed but there's now only sticky liquorice remaining in the groove. I made the messy mistake of trying to remove the goo with a paper towel but ended up with a smeared mess all over my fingers (try and get that off easily!) - the rest is still on the flywheel playing hard-to-get.
Is there an easier, less messy way to do this, with something like White Spirit for instance?
(Do I detect a little grin or two on the forum? Another basic beginners' mistake, eh? Ha, got me!)