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.
XLV750, RTL250S, 1989 XL600V, 1990 XL600V Transalps Red and Moonstone, 1992 XL600V Green, 1993 CRM250R, 1994 XRV750 Africa Twin
2009 FE390 tagged, 2011 FE450 tagged, 2011 FE570S super motard, 2011 FE570S