Like xrmikey, I finally did the deed this weekend also.
I bought my 9'r last month and quickly figured out the chain wasn't right. You know how a stretched chain sounds at 20mph?
I got the standard sprocket set from DriveSystems, and paid too much locally for a DID O-ring 114 link chain. Buying a rivet tool wasn't in the budget so I cut it down to 112 links using the bench grinder and a center punch (dang those chains are hard, now my center punch is a 'dimple punch' :O
Sure enough the guys at the local shop were nice enough to rivet it together after they drilled me over "you're making this too hard, you'll have to remove the swing arm". They did a double take when I told them 'No I don't.
jbreddawg's tip on using the axle bolt to slide out the swing arm bolt, then removing the LS swingarm bracket, it worked like a charm.
Any what, you fellers are doing a great service to those of us that are in the learning mode! I can't say thanks enough!
After adjusting out a half an inch of slack out of the throttle cable and now with the new chain & sprockets, it's like a different bike! I'm lovin it! I'm about ready to take it out on the freeway!