On my /5, the crank is still in the bike. The crank I fought with yesterday was out of a junk engine. I got the crank out of the case by unbolting the front main bearing carrier from the case. That all came out very easily, it's the bal bearing that goes into the timing cover that I cant get off of the crank.
Someone asked if I used an impoact driver on the puller bolt. No I didn't, but I did give it a few smart whacks with a hammer while it had a good strain on it.
I'm glad to have this as a preview of what I might encounter when I deal with the timing chain on my /5.
I wouldn't bring her home to Mama, but Mama ain't home tonight.