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How to remove swing arm?

Hey guys I did a search but didnt come up with a step by step process.
My swing arm has some discoloration due to a leaking battery. and I saw a ducati which had apparently been stripped and given a brushed finish. So I would like to do the same.

can anyone give a step by step. and specifically do I need to remove the "other" wheel nut on the left side?

is there a good point to hold up the bike while allowing to take the arm off?
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It's a big but simple job, the hardest would be to suspend the bike at the rear, I suggest either overhead suspension method or flipping the rear-sets over and suspending the bike by the footpegs.
Yes you have to remove the "other" rear axle nut, how else would you get the hub off the bike and swing-arm.
For ease of removal I'd suggest you loosen all the frame plate bolts too, and removing the rear shock makes things even easier but it not essential if I remember correctly.
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overhead strap tp raise the bike then stands under the footpegs to hold it. Take the left side nut off in the regular direction. Counter clockwise to take off. There is a lot to do to remove the swingarm so take notes and pictures so you will know what goes back on in the correct manner
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darn, starting to sound more like a winter project than a weekend project.

I have the rear wheel off currently, so part of why i was asking.
How tough is it to remove the other wheel nut? the right side was a huge pain. Tough to stand on the brake and use a 4ft lever at the same time!
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darn, starting to sound more like a winter project than a weekend project.

I have the rear wheel off currently, so part of why i was asking.
How tough is it to remove the other wheel nut? the right side was a huge pain. Tough to stand on the brake and use a 4ft lever at the same time!
Only the swingarm? Nope... 2 to 3 hour job.

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darn, starting to sound more like a winter project than a weekend project.

I have the rear wheel off currently, so part of why i was asking.
How tough is it to remove the other wheel nut? the right side was a huge pain. Tough to stand on the brake and use a 4ft lever at the same time!
Undoing the sprocket side nut will be the easiest part of the job.You won't have any issues there.


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If you are removing it to paint, it is a little more than a 2-3 hour job. You have to remove the sprocket and hub plus the chain guides plus the bearings have to be removed or sealed
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