Requires special tool. If ya don't have it, you wont get very far. If you do, I suggest that you lubricate the threads for the swing arm bolts with some nut and bolt penetrent a few days before you work on it. Mine had alot of mud and crud in when I went to loosen the bolts. If you got the tool, its not that hard. The tool is a spanner wrench. A buddy of mine had one that he had made many years ago. Apparently the swingarm bolts are the same as when he used to work on his shaft driven honda three wheelers back in the day.