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02 Swingarm replacement

I have a question about replacing the swingarm on an 02 SP2.

Looking through the Service manual it says that in order to replace/remove the swingarm you need to loosen a couple of engine bolts is this true? If so is it because the engine is a stressed member?

Also, What is the best way to brace the bike while you go through the process?

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Jay
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The swingarm bolt goes through the rear of the engine.
If you have rearsets with non-folding pegs, you can rest the bike on the pegs.
Otherwise I've heard of others who use a steel rod or piece of re-bar to run through the stock pegs to rest the bike on.
You'll also need to obtain or fabricate the special tool to loosen/tighten the swingarm bolt lock nuts. Refer to the service manual.
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Yeah, there is a guy in the UK that has a tool on ebay for lock nut adjustment so I am not really worried about that. But I would like to make this as easy as possible for me and my crappy garage.

I'll keep looking around for ways to brace the frame.

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