As I had both wheels off my '09 to change tires, I decided to remove the swingarm and grease the bearings. First this - the Green Hornet is always garaged when not on trips, so your results MAY differ.
With the bike on a T-rex front and Harbor-Freight rear stand, I decided to give myself some added safety margin when jacking it from under the muffler. First I put several tie-downs thru the passenger grab handles and up to the ceiling so the bike couldn't slip sideways.
Next I took a short piece of 2x6, measured the width of the muffler where it transitions from flat towards vertical (underneath) and added a couple of pieces of scrap so the 2x6 would be secure. Pulled over my trusty HD jack (3 tons???), placed it below the muffler with the 2x6 between them and jacked up to take weight off the swingarm. I did this a few times, moving the jacking point till the bike stopped tending to tilt, then jacked enough to pull the HF stand and took 'slack' out of the tie-downs.
I read the manual's instructions, then modded them a bit: 1. removed the 2 plastic pieces that cover the swingarm pivot bolt; 2. removed the small bolt holding the rear brake line secure to the right side; 3. removed the LOWER bolt and nut from my R1 shock; 4. removed the pivot-bolt's nut; and 5. pushed the pivot bolt out, letting the swingarm drop free.
First an observation - the pivot-bolt (at least on MY '09) is chromed so there was NO rust,
and the bearings at both ends of the swingarm had grease, again NO rust,
so I added grease to them, re-seated the seal on the left side, greased the pivot-bolt then pushed it thru right to left. The nut takes 80 lb/ft of torque, then I torqued the lower shock bolt and nut, attached the brake-line and 2 plastic trim pieces, put the HF stand back under the 'arm, removed the jack/ adaptor pair (and tie-downs) and VOILA! DONE! And COUNTING making the jack adaptor, all in about ONE hour.
Then I put the wheels with ContiMotion rubber on, and went for a ride.
For anyone who noticed - those pictures on the wall... the Silver Bullet (my 340hp '62 Vette) and Blue Heaven ('29 Ford Tudor hot rod)....