Lowering and Performance Links Available For The Following:

BMW F650CS
Belt Drive.
BMW F650 & Aprilia Pegasus/Pegaso
Non-Fuel Injected.
1" & 2" lowering links available.
BMW 2000-up F/G650iGS/Dakar
1" & 2" lowering links available.
Honda 2000-up
CR125/250
Honda 
CRF150R/BW
1 3/4" rear lowering.
Honda 
CRF150F/230F
Honda 08-up
CRF230L/M Dual Sport
Honda
CRF250R/X/450R/X
Honda 2010 CRF250R
7/8" and 1.6" lowering lengths available.
Honda 09-up CRF450R
 7/8" and 1.6" lowering  lengths available.
Honda 96-up
XR250/400R
Honda 1985-2000 XR600R
Honda 93-UP XR650L
Air cooled 
Honda 
99-UP XR650R
liguid cooled
Husqvarna 03-up Four Stroke
1.5" Rear Lowering on Most Models.
Husqvarna 08-up
Fits: TC/TE/TXC/250/310/
450/510 & SMR450/510.
1" & 1.5" Rear Lowering Links.
Kawasaki
KDX200/220
1995-up
Kawasaki 
Super Sherpa
2000-up
Kawasaki KL600
Fits 84-86.  2.5" rear lowering.
Kawasaki 
KLR250
1985-up
Kawasaki KLR650
Fits:  87-07 KLR650. 
1.25" & 2" Rear Lowering Links Available.
Kawasaki KLR650
Fits:  08-up KLR650.  1.25" &  2" Rear Lowering.
Kawasaki KLX250/300
94-up. 3 New Lengths 
See Order Form  for   lowering amounts.
Also Fits 06-up KLX250 Dual Sport.
Kawasaki KLX400
Fits: 2003
Kawasaki KLX450R Fits: 2008-010.
Kawasaki KLX650
Fits:  93-96 KLX650 
1 5/8" Rear Lowering.
Kawasaki KX/RM65
Kawasaki KX80/85/100
Also fits:  03-up RM100
Kawasaki KX125/250
1996-03
Kawasaki
KX125
Fits: 2004-07 Two Stroke
Lowers rear 1 1/4 inches
Kawasaki 
KX250
Fits: 2004 Two Stroke
Lowers rear 1 3/8th"
Kawasaki KX250F
Fits: 04-05 Four Stroke
Lowers rear 1 1/4"
Kawasaki KX250F/450F
Fits: 06-08.Lowers rear 1" on the 450 and 1.7" on the 250.
Kawasaki KX450F
Fits: 09-10 fuel injected model. 
KTM: Adventure, Duke, All LC4's & 625 SXC.
See Order Form for lowering amounts.
KTM 690 
Fits: 08-up Enduro/SMC.
Lowers rear 1 7/8"
Suzuki Gladius SFV650.
Fits: 09 
Lowers rear 1 1/8"
Suzuki DL650/1000 V-Strom 1 1/8"
Also fits 03-up SV650 3/4" lowering.
Suzuki DR250/S & DR350/S/E
Suzuki DRZ 250E
Suzuki DRZ400E/S/SM
2000-up
Suzuki RM125/250
Fits: 98-2000. 
Suzuki RM125/250
Fits: 2001-2003.
Suzuki RM125/250
Fits: 04-07 RM125/250.
 Suzuki RMZ250
Fits:  04-06 Four Stroke
Lowers rear 1 1/4".
Suzuki RMZ250/450
Fits:  07-09 RMZ250 & 05-09 RMZ450.
Suzuki RMX450Z & RMZ250/450
Fits:  2010 
3/4" & 1 5/8" rear lowering.
TM125/144/250/300 2 stroke & 250/450/530/660 4 stroke MX & Enduro
Fits:  2008-up. 1 5/8" & 2 5/8" rear lowering.
Yamaha FJR1300 Sport Tour
Fits:  03-05, Lowers rear 7/8".
Yamaha FJR1300 Sport Tour
Fits:  2006-up, Lowers rear 7/8". 
Yamaha TTR250
1993-up

Other Products Available:

Suzuki DR650 Eibach 883 Heavier Spring Adapter
Suzuki Dualsport 2" Mirror Extenders
"T"-Handle Extended FuelScrews Available For:
KTM/CRF/DRZ/KXF/ RMZ/WR/YZF and now for the Kawasaki KLR650 and Honda XR250/400/600.

Also available for the Honda TRX 450 4 wheeler

Extended Fuelscrews Also Available For:

DR250/350 dirt model/S/SE, DRZ400S, DR650SE models
See order form  for complete listings.

KoubaLink.com

 Motorcycle Suspension Components
with other products available from Kientech Engineering

Installation Instructions
Fits:   2001-2011 Gas Gas 200/250/300/450EC/FSE 
Lowers the rear 1 to 1 3/8th inches depending  on the model.


 


1) Before removing the OEM links, take a race sag measurement (amount of vertical movement of the rear axle FROM no weight to bike weight plus rider weight) with rider in full riding gear, standing on the pegs. The race sag recommended by Gas Gas is 100 mm's (3.9 inches) and if the same sag is used with the KoubaLinks they will lower the rear 1 to 1 3/8 inches depending on the model.  These longer links put more leverage on the rear spring, so bear in mind the race sag may need to be reset after the longer Koubalinks are installed.  Our recommended race sag with the new links is 3.25 to 3.5 inches for the best performance.  With our sag recommendations, the rear will not be lowered the full amounts, but will ride smoother on the small stuff and have more travel remaining.

2) Raise the motorcycle with a bike stand, milk crate, etc., so the rear wheel is just slightly off the ground.  Remove the nut (left side) from the forward link mounting bolt and push it out the right side. *You may need to raise the swing arm slightly so the bolt will slide out freely. Then remove the nut off the rear link mounting bolt and push it out.  Both links should now be off the bike. Push the stock 19 mm steel bushings out of the stock links and install them back in the new Koubalinks.  ***You will have to tap the 4 bushings out of the stock links using a 19 mm OD punch, then install them into the new links the same way or by using a vice or press.

3) After Installing the KoubaLinks, (engraving to the outside and readable from the right side) the left link engraving will read backwards, as both links are identical. Install the new links in the reverse order of the removal and torque the link mounting bolt nuts to approx. 40 ft. lbs.

4) After the links are installed, reset the race sag.  If the links are for lowering purposes ONLY, sag can be set at 3.90", and will lower the rear of the bike 1 to 1 3/8th inches depending on the model and axle adjustment. If the best performance is desired we recommend a race sag setting of  3.25 to 3.50 inches.

* Less rear sag = quicker steering less stability. More sag = slower steering more stability.  The easiest way we have found to adjust the rear spring preload/sag, is to use a long punch (we use a piece of 1/4" X 12" steel keyway stock, rounded on one end) to loosen the top jam nut, then grasp the spring at the bottom and turn the spring and the preload nut at the same time. Turning the spring/nut clockwise increases the preload and decreases the sag.  Do not forget to tighten the top jam nut with the punch after setting the sag.

5) The front forks can be slid up in the triple clamps until they almost contact the handlebars, which is a good starting point with the lowering links.  Headshake or turns too quickly?  Move them back down a little, like 1/16" at a time until handling is acceptable.  Disclaimer: Sliding the tubes "up" farther can allow the tire to hit the fender and could lock up the front wheel, so be careful out there.

If you like what the KoubaLinks do for your suspension, please tell everyone, if you do not,  please tell us.  We can be contacted at our email address below and are always interested in you questions or comments.
Norm
 

Ordering information and pricing can be found on our ORDER FORM.

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Thanks Mark M. For Sending The Picture of His 2011 250 EC With The KoubaLinks Installed.
 
 
 

Norm Kouba
Email: njkouba@ix.netcom.com
 
 
 
 

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