Lowering and Performance Links Available For The Following:
Aprilia 06-up RXV/SXV/450/550
Lowers rear 1 3/4".
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
1 3/4" rear lowering.
Honda CRF150/230F
Honda 08-up
CRF230L/M Dual Sport
Honda CRF250R/X/450R/X
Honda 2010-2011 CRF250R
7/8" and 1.6" lowering lengths available.
Honda 09-up CRF450R
 7/8" and 1.6" lowering  lengths available.
Honda 96-up
Honda 1985-2000 XR600R
Honda 93-UP XR650L
Air cooled
Honda 99-UP XR650R
Liguid cooled 
Husqvarna 03-07 Four Stroke & 08-up SM610/TE610
3/4"-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
Super Sherpa
Kawasaki KL600
Fits 84-86.  2.5" rear lowering.
Kawasaki KLR250
Kawasaki KL600
Fits 84-86.  2.5" rear lowering.
Kawasaki KLR650
Fits:  85-07 KLR650.  1.25" &  2" Rear Lowering Links 
Kawasaki KLR650
Fits:  08-up KLR650.  1.25" &  2" Rear Lowering. 
94-up. 3 Lengths. 
Also Fits: 06-09 KLX250S Dual Sports & 09 KLX250SF Supermotard.
Kawasaki KLX400 
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
Fits: 2004-07 Two Stroke
Lowers rear 1 1/4 inches
Fits: 2004 Two Stroke
Lowers rear 1 3/8th"
Kawasaki KXF250
Fits: 04-05 Four Stroke
Lowers rear 1 1/4"
Kawasaki KX250F/450F
Fits: 06-up
KTM: Adventure, Duke, All LC4's & 625 SXC.
KTM 690 
Fits: 08-up Enduro/SMC.
Lowers rear 1 7/8"
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
Suzuki DRZ250E
Suzuki DRZ400E/S/SM
Suzuki RM125/250
Fits: 98-2000 RM125/250
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/
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

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 KLR250/650/KLX250 dual sport. Honda CRF230/XR250/400/
600/650 and TRX450 Four Wheeler.
Extended Fuelscrews Also Available For:
DR250/350 dirt model/S/SE, DRZ400S, DR650 SE models. 
See Order Form.


Motorcycle Suspension Components
with other products available from Kientech Engineering

                     Installation Instructions
                                 Fits:  2008-011 Kawasaki KLX450R. 
                                        (Link PN: KLXR2 & KLXR3. 
        Lowers the rear 1" with the KLXR2 and 1.5" with the KLXR3. 

**These links also fit the KX250F/450F.  See lowering amounts chart at the bottom of
   the page

                             * For installed pictures on an 08 KLX450R scroll to the bottom of this page. 

              2008 Kawasaki KLX450R                                              KLXR2 link shown 

          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 that hold the H link to the rocker and the
          engine cradle and push the bolts out the left side/front mounting bolt first.  The footpeg 
          mount with the kickstand needs to be removed to allow the front link mounting bolt with 
          the chain roller to be removed out the left side.

2) The new link comes with only the bearings and seals, so install the center sleeve & the two step washers (flat side out) from your old OEM link into the new Koubalink. Install the new link (grease fitting facing down) on the bike (front mounting bolt first) by pushing the mounting bolts in from the left side. Make sure all the vent hoses are inside the front mounting brackets and in front of the link before you line up the mounting holes of the bracket and link. You will have to raise the swing arm to align the rear mounting hole with the link eyes.

3) After installing the KoubaLink, check that the grease fitting is facing down. *Left link engraving will be upside down and back wards, right side will be readable left to right. Install the 17 mm nuts & torque to 45 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 3.50 to 3.9 with rider in full riding gear, standing on the pegs.  Slide the fork tubes up until they barely clear the bottom of the stock bars. That should leave approx. 1" of the fork tube showing above the top of the triple clamp. *Do not over torque the triple clamp bolts. (12 ft. lbs. lower, 14 ft. lbs. upper)  If the links are for lowering purposes ONLY, sag can be set at 100mm/3.90", and  will lower the rear 1 with the KLXR2 link and 1.5" with the KLXR3. The easiest way we have found to adjust the rear spring preload is to use a long punch to loosen the top jam nut from the right side and grasp the spring at the bottom and turn the spring and the 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.

5) For additional lowering of the front, the handlebars can be spaced up by installing a washer of 1/4" max thickness on top of the flanged washer above the top rubber mounts.  This will allow the forks to be slid up farther but is not recommended unless you require quicker steering. Remember, lessening the rear race sag or sliding the fork tubes up will make the steering quicker and the opposite will slow the steering. Disclaimer: Lowering the rear more than the front can change the geometry and could affect the handling. 

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.

 Right Side View before installation. KLX450R     Right Side View After Installation. KLX450R
Chart Below Shows Rear Lowering Amounts For Our KXF3/KLXR2, CRF3/KLXR3 & CRF4 Lowering Links: 
(All amounts are measured straite up from the center of the rear axle with the axle/chain adjusters 
 in the forward part of the adjustment range or as they came from Honda/Kawasaki.)

*(CRF4 lowering links are "only" recommended for the 2010-11 KX450F as they will cause rubbing and geometry problems on other models and are marginal on the 2010-11 KX450F.  Keep in mind they are for the maximum lowering and still may cause some problems.  :-(  **All CRF3 & CRF4 links require you use the 2 seals from your stock Kawasaki link as the CRF seals are 1 mm smaller ID.

         Year/Model       KXF3/KLXR2     CRF3/KLXR3    CRF4
                                  Rear Lowering amounts for above link PN's.

08-up KLX450R                1.0"                 1.55              N/R

06-08 KX250F                   1.7"                 N/R               N/R 

2009 KX250F                    1.25"               1.75" N/R (Spring rubs swingarm)

2010-11 KX250F                1.0"                 1.50" N/R (Spring rubs swingarm)

2012- KX250F                   1.375"              1.875" N/R *Spring rubs swingarm

06-08 KX450F                   1.0"                  1.65"            N/R

2009 KX450F                     .75"                 1.375"          N/R

2010-12 KX450F                .375                  1.0"             2.0" N/R *Spring
                                                                                  rubs the swingarm.

* NR = Not recommended

                                     Norm Kouba
                       Email: njkouba@ix.netcom.com



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