I'm going to remove the upper and lower belt guards. It looks like I'll have to loosen or remove the lower rear shock bolt to get the nut for the guard off.
Is this correct?
If so, how hard is it to loosen the bolt? I'm low on tools right now and don't want to open a new can of worms.
I just did mine. All you have to do is remove the nut in the back. You don't have ot remove the bolt at all - very easy. The lower guard on hte other hand...Three bolts (7/16 I think) the two closest to th rear are easily accessible with a socket and an extention the bolt closest to the front is in a tight space so you'll need an open end wrench (offset would be better but if you don't have on a standard will do but take longer). You don't have to remove the bolts, just lossen them and the lower guard will slide off it have "key hole" openeings. You will have ot remove bolts to put the new one one but it's easier to get that front one without the guard on.