At 13K miles, and wanting to replace chain and sprockets. I like to stick with stock parts, so the swing arm has to come off. I am wondering if anyone has done it by just pulling the pivot bolt, and not having to disconnect the shock and brake line, etc.
Get a chain breaker/rivet kit from amazon for like 20-30 buck. Look up a youtube video on how to use it. It's super easy and saves you a lot of trouble. Just make sure you losen the front sprocket before removing the chain.
Yup, I have done a few staked master links in my life. Gave away my tool on my last home move because I didn't have the FZR at the time. I don't mind spending an hour or so to drop the swing arm because I can check to see if it can use some lubrication.