Lowering and Performance Links Available For The Following:

Air Pro Fork
For fork equalizers & bleeders.
Aprilia 06-up RXV/SXV/450/550
Lowers rear 1 3/4".
Beta 2010-up All models, (RR, RS and Xtrainer) except EVO.
Lowers rear 1 9/16".
BMW F650CS
Belt Drive
BMW F650 & Aprilia Pegasus/Pegaso
Non-Fuel Injected.
1" & 2" lowering links available.
BMW 2000-up F/G650iGS/Dakar/Sertao (single cylinder only)
1" & 2" lowering links available.
Gas/Gas 200/250
Honda CR125/250
Honda 
CRF150R/BW
1 3/4" rear lowering.
Honda 08-up
CRF230L/M Dual Sport & 98-02 SL230.
Honda 2013-up CRF250L Dual Sport.
1 3/4" rear lowering.
Honda  CRF250R/X/450R/X
Honda 2010-up CRF250R
3/8" 7/8" & 1.6" lowering lengths available.
Honda 09-up CRF450R
 3/8" 7/8" and 1.6" lowering  lengths available.
Honda 96-up
XR250-400R
Honda 85-up 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-early 2014
Fits:TC/TE/TXC/250/310/450/510, MR450/510, 09-up TC/WR125 & 010-up CR125.
1" & 1.5" Rear Lowering.
Husqvarna/KTM 2014-up
Fits: FC/FE/FX/TX/TC/TE/125/250/
300/350/450/501.
3/8", 3/4", & 1 1/4" rear lowering on some models.
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 KLR250
85-up
Kawasaki KL600
Fits 84-86.  2.5" rear lowering.
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 New Lengths 
See Order Form  for   lowering amounts.
Also Fits The New 06 KLX250H6F Dual Sport.
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
1997-03
Kawasaki
KX125
Fits: 2004-07 Two Stroke
Lowers rear 1 1/4 inches
Kawasaki 04 KX250
Fits: 04 Two Stroke
Lowers rear 1 3/8ths"
Kawasaki 
KX250
Fits: 2005-up Two Stroke
3/4" & 1 5/8" rear lowering lengths.
Kawasaki KX250F
Fits: 04-05 Four Stroke Lowers rear 1 1/4"
2011-up KTM 250/350/450.
Fits:  2011-up 250SX/XC-F/
350SX/XC-F/450SX.
3/4" & 1 1/4" Rear Lowering.
2012-up KTM 125/150/250SX/XC & 300 XC Two Strokes
KTM: Adventure, Duke, All LC4's & 625 SXC.
KTM 690 
Fits: 08-up Enduro/SMC.
Lowers rear 1 7/8"
KTM 690 Duke
Fits: 07-up Duke & 07 Supermoto Lowers rear 1 1/4".
2004-up Sherco SE250/300/450/510
Lowers rear 1" & 1.75"
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.
2014-up Suzuki V-Strom DL/1000
1 1/8" lowering links.
**Will not fit earlier V-Stroms.
Suzuki DR250/S & DR350/S/E
1990-1999
Suzuki DRZ250E
Suzuki DRZ400
2000-up
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 RMZ250/450
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
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

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:
DR200/250/350 dirt model/S/SE, DRZ400S, DR650 SE models. 
See Order Form.

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Motorcycle Suspension Components
with other products available from Kientech Engineering

   Installation Instructions
         Fits:  Kawasaki 2006-17 KX250F/KX450F  (Link PN KXF3 & KLXR3.) 
                See chart at the bottom of this page for lowering amounts on different years &  models.

*Will not fit the 05-up KX250 Two Stroke.

         **We have a longer link available (PN: CRF4) to lower the rear more on the 2010-016 KX450F. *See chart at the bottom of 
          this page for lowering amounts.  We do not recommend the CRF3/KLXR3 or the CRF4 link for the 20 06-17 KX250F as they 
          will lower the rear too much and cause rubbing and geometry problems.

      * For installed pictures on an 06 KX450F scroll to the bottom of this page.

          KXF3 link shown above. 


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 lower chain
roller comes out with the front bolt and the swing arm may need to be raised slightly to allow the rear bolt head to clear the chain. **If you have the Pro-moto Billet side stand, it must be removed before the front link mounting bolt can be removed.

2) The new links come 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 (rear 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 front mounting holes with the link’s eye.

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 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” to 3.50” 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. 3/8" showing below the index line on the fork tubes. *Do not over torque the triple clamp bolts. (14 ft. lbs. lower, 17 ft. lbs. upper)  If the links are for lowering purposes ONLY, sag can be set at 100mm/3.90", and  will lower the rear 1.7” on the KXF250 and 1" on the KXF450. 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
E-mail: njkouba@ix.netcom.com

 

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

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Right Side View before installation. KXF250     Right Side View After Installation. KXF450
 

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.)
 

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

    2008-up KLX450R                1.0"                1.55"               N/R

     2006-08 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

                               2012-16 KX250F                   1.375"               1.875" N/R *Spring rubs swingarm

     2017 KX250F                        .85"                  1.375"            N/R

    2006-08 KX450F                    1.0"                   1.65"             N/R

     2009-11 KX450F                     .75"                   1.375"            N/R

             2012-15 KX450F                    .373"                 1.0"               1.9"  N/R 

              2016 KX450F                         .125"                 .750"            1.75"  N/R

         2017 KX450F                         .000"                 .563"            1.50" 

      * NR = Not Recommended
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*(CRF4 lowering links are not recommend for any of the Kawasaki models unless the maximum lowereing is required and you are aware they may cause some rubbing and geometry 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.  We will include the Kawasaki size seals if you tell us in the comment box on our order form that the link is being used on a Kawasaki.

 
 
 

Norm Kouba
Email: njkouba@ix.netcom.com
 
 
 
 
 

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