Not sure the size but my buddy took two wrenches and took the link off.
Think you should have found a buddy or different ways to get it loose.
Once that is apart, you simply jack the bike up and the rear wheel stays on the ground. Belt loosens up, brake may take a spare hand from that forementioned buddy and roll it out from under the bike. Then reverse the process. Took us 45 mins for both front and rear. Went to the dealer to replace tires and back on bike. 3 hrs total and that was BS'ing for 20 mins at the dealer.
So do you like the new skins?
2013 AntiFreeze Green
D&D exhaust, Gust. Smoke +2 Flip or 7" Dk Smoke shield, Kickers with Rockford Fosgate Amp, Vic Pass. Backrest & lots of extra chrome.
2011 Victory Blue XC - Traded
2007 Honda Blue VTX - Traded