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 2001-2011
200/250/300/450FSE
Honda 2000-up
CR125/250
Honda 
CRF150R/BW
1 3/4" rear lowering.
Honda 
CRF150F/230F
Honda 08-up
CRF230L Dual Sport
Honda 
CRF250R/X450R/X
Honda 2010-up CRF250R
7/8" and 1.6" lowering lengths available.
Honda 2009-up CRF450R. 7/8" to 1.9"  lowering depending on year model.
Honda 2012-up NC700
1 3/8" Rear Lowering.
Honda 2014-up CTX700N/ND
1 3/8" Rear Lowering.
Honda 96-up
XR250/400R
Honda 85-2000 XR600R
Honda 93-UP XR650L
Air cooled 
Honda 99-UP XR650R
Liguid cooled 
Husqvarna 03-07 Four Stroke
3/4"-1.5" Rear Lowering on most models.
Husqvarna 08-up
Fits: TC-TE-TXC250/450/510 & SMR450/510.
1' & 1.5" Rear Lowering Links.
Husqvarna 2013-up TR650 Terra & Strada
1" & 1 3/4" Lowering Links.
Husqvarna 2016-up 701.  See web-page or order form for all lowering amounts.
Kawasaki 
KDX200/220
1995-up
Kawasaki 
Super Sherpa
2000-up
Kawasaki KL600
Fits 84-86.  2.5" rear lowering.
Kawasaki KLR250
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 KLX140
Fits 2006-up.  1 3/4" 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
2000-up KX65 & 03-up 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 
KX250
Fits: 2005-up Two Stroke
3/4" & 1 5/8" rear lowering lengths.
Kawasaki KXF250
Fits: 04-05 Four Stroke
Lowers rear 1 1/4"
Kawasaki KX250F/450F
Fits: 2006-up
 2011-up KTM 250/350/450SX
Fits: 2011-up KTM 250SX/350SX/450SX
3/4" & 1.25" rear lowering.
2012-up 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.
KTM: Adventure, Duke, & 660 Rallye/SMC. All LC4's & 625 SXC.
See Order Form for lowering amounts.
KTM 690 Duke
Fits: 07-up Duke & 07 Supermoto
Lowers rear 1 1/4".
2004-up Sherco SE250/300/450/510
Suzuki Gladius SFV650.
Fits: 09-up 
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 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-up 
3/4" & 1 5/8" rear lowering.
TM125/144/250/300 
2 stroke & 250/450/530/660 
4 stroke MX & Enduro
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 Spring Adapter
Suzuki Dualsport 2" Mirror Extenders
"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 for complete listings.

KoubaLink.com

 
Motorcycle Suspension Components
 with other products available from Kientech Engineering
Installation Instructions
                Fits:  2008-up KTM 690 Enduro, Enduro "R", & SMC models. 
          PN:  KTM8-1 lowers the rear 1",  KTM8-2  lowers the rear 1 5/8", &  KTM8-Dakar lowers the rear 3/8". 
            *Will not fit the 690 SM Prestige/Duke/Supermoto "R", or Rally Factory Replica.
**These links replace the KTM stock link assembly PN: 7650408304401 

 Available Now!   **New product:  We have the new KTM8-Dakar link available (pictured below right) which was designed with the heavier bearing ends.  It does lower the rear directly over the axle 3/8th", so if the stock geometry is desired you need to run a little less race sag than KTM recommends. The installation instructions will be the same other than the sag recommendations. Pricing is US $50.00 more than our standard KTM 690 lowering links to cover the added machining and material costs.  :-(  They are listed with the KTM 690/Enduro & SMC links on our ORDER FORM

**Note:  We have available 2 lengths of the KTM690 links which are (pictured below left)  We have also shortened the the "KTM8" link slightly so as not to allow the tire to bottom on the fuel tank as easily. The tire still may touch if bottomed very hard and/or are running the large knobby tires with this "KTM8-2" link.  The link with KTM8-2 engraved on the sides are the new shorter ones and replace the old "KTM8" link which is no longer available from us.   We also have radiused both the "KTM8-1" and "KTM8-2" links so the outer edges of the bearing end should not interfere with any weld left inside the front mounting clevis.  See note below.

**Note: A couple of the 690 owners reported having found some extra weld inside of the link's front mounting clevis that hits the outside edge of the bearing end of the KoubaLink and may not allow the mounting bolt to align.  If that is the case we recommend filing that extra weld smooth with the rest of the weld, but if it is difficult to get too, then the outside edge of 
the KoubLink can be radiused slightly to get the required clearances.  Please email us if you have any questions and we would surely appreciate any feedback on this.  Thanks.
Norm
 
 


      Standard KTM 690 Lowering Link                     New Heavier Link.  PN: KTM8-Dakar

 
1) Raise the motorcycle with a bike stand, milk crate, etc., so the rear wheel is just slightly off the ground.  Remove both foot peg mounts with the side stand and rear master cylinder still connected by removing the one 19 mm headed bolt (T50 torque head) and the two 10 mm headed bolts (T40 torque head) on each side.  Remove one of the 19 mm nuts from the rear link mounting bolt and push the bolt out the opposite side.  The swing arm may have to be raised slightly to allow the mounting bolt to slide out freely. Then remove the 10 mm headed bolt and flat washer from the front link mounting pin and push it out the opposite side.  The stock link should now come out the bottom. 

2) Install the new link on the bike (grease fitting facing down) by pushing the front mounting bolt/pin back thru the mount and the link.  *Front mounting bolt is the pin that takes the two 10 mm headed bolts and washers to hold it in place. Next rotate the rear of the link up until the link and rocker holes align and push the rear link mounting bolt thru. You will have to raise the swing arm slightly to align the holes.  **Left side link engraving will be up side down, right side will be readable left to right.  Install the 19 mm nut on the rear mounting bolt and torque to 60 lb-ft.  Be sure to install the 10 mm headed bolts with washers on the ends of the front link mounting pin and torque them to approx 14 lb-ft., you may need to hold the opposite end bolt to keep the pin from turning.  Pump some grease into the link grease fitting now so you do not forget.  You should now be ready to put the foot peg mounts, etc. back on.  Be sure the rubber grommets on the skid plate are pushed all the way into the foot pegs mounts before installing the foot peg mounts. 

3) 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) between 3.25"- 3.75 with rider in full riding gear, standing on the pegs. *The easiest way we have found to adjust the rear spring preload is to use a square ended punch 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. To change the front, loosen the front fork triple clamp pinch bolts and slide the fork tubes up, the clamps may need to be spread slightly after loosening the clamp bolts to allow the tubes to slide. We recommend only sliding the tubes up until there is .750 showing above the top triple clamp not counting the thickness of the rebound clicker knob. Be sure both tubes are set exactly the same. They can be slid up farther until they almost touch the underside of the handle bars if desired.  That should lower the front about 1 but may make it turn too quickly and cause some instability.   We do not recommend sliding the fork tubes up farther by using bar risers, etc., because that may allow the tire to hit the fender when the forks are bottomed.  *Do not over torque the triple clamp bolts.  (12Nm/9 lbs-ft lower, 17Nm/12.75 lbs-ft upper) 

4) If the link is used for lowering purposes ONLY, rear race sag can be set at 100mm/ 3.90" and will lower the rear 1" with the KTM8-1 link, 1 5/8 with the KTM8-2 link & 3/8" with the KTM8-Dakar link.  The  rear lowering amounts for all the links that fit the KTM690 Enduro's are listed below with KoubaLink PN.

Husky HL701-1 = 1/4" rear lowering.
KTM8-Dakar  = 3/8" rear lowering.
KTM8-1 = 1 " rear lowering.
Husky HL701-2 = 1 3/8" rear lowering.
KTM8-2 =  1 5/8" rear lowering

 Disclaimer:  Lowering the rear more than the front can change the geometry and could affect the handling.  Lessening the rear sag and/or sliding the front fork tubes up will make it turn quicker but be less stable on the straits and visa versa. 

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 
Email:  njkouba@ix.netcom.com
 
 

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

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                                                                                                                                                Note: The right footpeg bracket with footpegs,     Right side after the KoubaLink installation.
                                                                                                                                                master cylinder, and brake pedal still attached, 
                                                                                                                                                tied up & out of the way of the front link mounting 
                                                                                                                                                pin. 
   
                                                                                                                                                 

                                                                                                                                           
 



 
 
 
 
 
 

Norm Kouba
Email: njkouba@ix.netcom.com
 
 
 
 
 
 

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