Lowering and Performance Links Available For The Following:
(*Click on the item below to go to that site)
Aprilia 06-up RXV/SXV/450/550
Lowers rear 1 3/4".
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.
Gas/Gas 200/250/300/450FSE
Honda 2000-up
CR125/250
Honda 
CRF150R/BW
1 3/4" rear lowering.
Honda CRF150/230F
Honda 08-up
CRF230L Dual Sport
Honda CRF250R/X/
450R/X
Honda 2010-up CRF250R
7/8" and 1.6" lowering lengths available.
Honda 09-up CRF450R
7/8" and 1.6" lowering  lengths available.
Honda 1986-95 XR250R & 85 only XR350R
Honda 96-up
XR250-400R
Honda 1985-2000 XR600R
Honda 93-UP XR650L
Air cooled 
Honda 99-UP XR650R
Liguid cooled 
Husqvarna 2003-07 Four Stroke
3/4"-1.5" Rear Lowering on Most Models.
Husqvarna 2013-up TR650 Terra & Strada
1" & 1 3/4" Lowering Links.
Kawasaki KDX200/220
1995-up
Kawasaki 
Super Sherpa
2000-up
Kawasaki KL600
Fits 84-86.  2.5" rear lowering.
Kawasaki KLR 250
85-up
Kawasaki KLR650
Fits:  85-07 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 Lengths. 
Also Fits: 06-09 KLX250S Dual Sports & 09 KLX250SF Supermotard.
Kawasaki KLX400 
2003
Kawasaki KLX450R 
Fits: 2008-up.
Kawasaki KLX650
Fits:  93-96 KLX650 
1 5/8" Rear Lowering.
Kawasaki KX65/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: 2006-up
2012 KTM 125/150/250SX/XC & 300 XC Two Strokes
Fits: 2012-up two strokes with the linkage style suspension.
3/4" & 1.25" rear lowering.
2011-up KTM 350/350/450
Fits: 2011-up 250SX/XC-F/350SX/XC-F/450SX.
3/4" & 1.25" rear lowering.
KTM: Adventure, Duke, All LC4's & 625 SXC.
KTM 690 
Fits: 08-up Enduro/SMC.
Lowers rear 1" & 1 5/8"
Suzuki Gladius SFV650.
Fits: 2009-10 
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
1990-1999
Suzuki DRZ250E
Suzuki DRZ400/S/SM
2000-up
Suzuki RM125/250
Fits: 98-2000. 
Suzuki RM125/250
Fits: 04-07 RM125/250.
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-up 
3/4" & 1 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 Dualsport 2" Mirror Extenders
DR650 Eibach 883 Spring Adapter
"T"-Handle Extended FuelScrews Available For:

KTM/CRF/DRZ/KXF/ RMF/WR/YZF and now for the Kawasaki KLR650, Honda CRF230/ XR250/400/600 and TRX450 Four Wheeler.

Extended Fuelscrews Also Available For:
DR250/350 dirt model/S/SE, DRZ400S, DR650 SE models. 
See Order Form.

KoubaLink.com

Motorcycle Suspension Components
with other products available from Kientech Engineering

Installation Instructions
                  Fits: Husky 2008-early 2014 TC-TE-TXC250/310/450/510, 09-up TC-WR125, & 010-up CR125. 
                        PN:  HL8-1 lowers the rear approx. 1" &  HL8-2 lowers the rear approx. 1 1/2".
                                                            Replaces stock link PN:  8000  B0236

*** Will not fit the new 2014 KTM style Husky's,  please go to:
http://koubalink.com/Husqvarna%202014%20Install.%20(KTM%20Style).html

**Will "not" fit the WR250/300, SM/TE610, SM630 or the 2011-up TC/TE449/TE511

                                                              *For installed pictures of the HL8-2 link on an 08 TE510 scroll to the bottom of this page.


HL8-1 link shown above
                                                                                

HL8-2 link is slightly longer and will lower the rear approx. 1/2" more than the HL8-1, 
but may require some filing of the shock spring and/or the swing arm tunnel for clearance 
when the swingarm is fully extended.  (Scroll to the bottom for picture.)

 
1) Raise the motorcycle with a bike stand, milk crate, etc., so the rear wheel is just slightly off the ground.  Remove the two 17 mm nuts from the bolts that hold the stock  link to the rocker and engine cradle.   Push the bolts out the right side/front mounting bolt first.  The swing arm may need to be raised slightly to allow the first bolt to slide out freely.

2) The new links come with only the bearings and seals, so be sure to remove and install the two piece center sleeves from your old OEM link into the bearing end of the new Koubalink.  Install the new link on the bike (grease fitting facing down) by pushing the mounting bolts in from the right side.  *Front mounting bolt is the longest.  You will have to raise the swing arm to align the second set of holes.  Be sure the 90 degree grease fitting is facing down. **Left link engraving will be backwards, right side will be readable left to right. Grease the fitting now as sometimes tightening the mounting bolt nuts can seal the bearings too tight to allow the air to escape when pumping the grease in.

3) Install the two 17 mm nuts on the mounting bolts and torque to 35 lbs-ft. 

4) For the best performance, set the race sag (amount of vertical movement of the rear axle FROM no weight to bike weight plus rider weight) at 3.25"-3.50" with rider in full riding gear, standing on the pegs.  Loosen the triple clamp pinch bolts and slide the fork tubes up until they barely clear the bottom of the stock bars.  *Do not over torque the triple clamp bolts.  (14 ft. lbs. lower, 17 ft. lbs. upper)   If the link is used for lowering purposes ONLY, rear race sag can be set at 100mm/ 3.90" and will lower the rear approx. 1 ” with the HL8-1 link and  approx. 1 ½” with the HL8-2 link.  ***The HL8-2 link may require some filing on the swing arm tunnel or the shock’s spring and retainer for clearance when the swing arm is fully extended.  (Please have a look at the picture below.)  The easiest way we have found to adjust the rear spring preload is to use a long punch to loosen the top jam nut  and grasp the spring from the right side just above the swing arm and turn the spring and the top adjusting nut at the same time.  ** You may have to put some lube on the shock threads to allow the nut to turn freely.  Turning the spring/nut "clockwise" increases the preload and decreases the sag.  **Do not forget to tighten the jam nut with the punch after setting the sag.

*Disclaimer:  Lowering the rear more than the front can change the geometry and could affect the handling, so be careful out there. 

If you like what the KoubaLink does 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 your questions or comments.

Norm Kouba
Email:  njkouba@ix.netcom.com
 

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


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                              May require filing for clearance when the swing arm is fully extended with the HL8-2 link
                                installed. Engraving is upside down and backwards on our first batch of  the HL8-2 links.  :-(
 
 
 
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