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Haven't BTDT, but I've looked at it, and it seems like it will be a real PITA.

If you can support the rear of the frame, it looks like the best way is to remove the top SHCS on the tie rod, and then undo the bottom one but just pull it out enough to release the tie rod.

Gets the tie rod out on the bench where you can adjust it and make sure everything is tight.

If you can put a 2x4 or something under the rear tire, with the frame supported, you can "lever" the tire up & down to align the rod-end and the top bolt.

It really looks like having a helper is going to make it a lot easier, just another set of hands to hold and move stuff.
 

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Youre going to have to support the_frame_at the rear of the bike.

Rear stands support the bike on the suspension, so the tie rod is loaded. You'll play hell getting that bolt out, and if you do you'll wish you hadn't. The rear suspension will collapse. It would be ugly....
 
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