My Wilbers shock arrived and I installed this weekend. I was able to remove the old shock without removing the swing arm by removing the shock bolts, the shock link completely and then just removing the 3 battery box attachment screws. I left the battery box in place (and all the wires and junk) but it gave enough to allow me to remove the stock shock. The Wilbers shock went in much easier since its a bit less volume than the stock unit.
We got rain and snow in SoCal but I plan to ride it today.
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