Raise the motorcycle with the center stand or milk crate, etc., so the
rear wheel is just slightly off the ground. Remove the 13 mm socket
size nut (*late models have larger headed bolts and nuts) that holds the
lower end of the links to the rocker and push the 12 mm headed bolt out
the left side. You may have to lift up on the rear wheel slightly
to allow that bolt to slide out freely.
Next remove the upper link mounting bolt by loosening the 13 mm nut and
removing the 12 mm headed bolt out the right side. (You may have to remove
the belt guard to remove the upper mounting bolt.) Remove both stock
links and you should be ready to install the new KoubaLinks. Before
installing these links, you may want to put some grease on the needle bearings
inside the rocker and the upper link mount.
Now that the stock links are removed, install the Koubalinks in reverse
order of the removal of the stock links, engraving goes to the outside
and the right one will only read correctly as both links are identical.
After pushing the upper end mounting bolt back in from the right side,
you will have to raise the rear wheel/swingarm up until the lower bolt
aligns with the rocker mounting hole, then push that mounting bolt back
in from the left side. Install both 13 mm socket sized nuts and torque
to approx. 30 lb-ft.
Depending on which KoubaLinks you have, determines if and how much the
rear is being lowered, so keep in mind if you lower the rear one inch etc.,
to maintain the same geometry (if desired) the front would require approx.
the same amount of lowering. Do not slide the front fork tubes up
in the triple clamps more than the stock handlebar mounts will allow, as
sliding them up too far could allow the tire/fender to hit when bottomed.
Sliding the fork tubes up less than 1/2" is preferred.
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