So I'm finishing up my project and I put the swingarm back on so I could get the bike rolling and get my milk crate stand back for its important job - stool. When I'd taken it off the three little bolts on the right came off as easy as you please and I felt a bit of relief that I didn't have to deal with the nonsense of recalcitrant bolts made of swiss cheese. Last night I went to put the chain on and fast forward through quite a bit of swearing and tonight I'll bring my reverse drill bit out to the garage to get the last one but goddamn what the fuck were you thinking BMW that is not a place for teeny tiny bolts made of cheese. Why not just use the same big beefy bolt you have on the other side? That said, the bike starts up and shifts nicely now so even with a few final pieces it's nice to see an end in sight. I certainly know the thing a lot better now than I did before and the sense of relief/accomplishment I felt from replacing such a major component without destroying anything is pretty great. And if I ever have to do it again I bet I can do it in 1/3 the time.