So we've been discussing why BMW didn't give us a black swingarm on the gray 2013 in another thread and I'm thinking that'd be a great winter project but I've never taken the bike down that far. What is involved with removing the swingarm I don't want just just go in there and start pulling sh*t without a clear picture of what I'm getting into. Any of you more knowledgeable guys have some advice on this one?
I really like the change but am very hesitant to go messing with a machine that's been done so precisely, inevitably there will be issues getting things to fit back together as perfectly as they did from the factory with a layer of powdercoat on it. See below pictures for quick photoshop job comparison... opinions?
And this is probably a dumb question but what do I support the bike on for the job if I'm removing the rear swingarm? *