Raise the motorcycle with a bike stand, milk crate, etc., so the rear wheel
is just slightly off the ground. Remove the two17mm
nuts that hold the links to the rocker and the swingarm. Remove the lower
chain roller and the screw holding the
bottom of the rubber swingarm protector to allow the link bolts to be removed
out the left side (may have to raise the
rear wheel slightly to allow the bolts to slide easily).
Remove the stock links and you should be ready to install the KoubaLinks,
(engraving to the outside) but this time push the link bolts in starting
from the right side. Install the link mounting bolt nuts and torque to
Set the sag (amount of vertical movement of the rear axle FROM no weight
TO bike weight plus rider weight) at 3 inches with the KDX1-3 links, with
rider in full riding gear, standing on the pegs. If the links are for lowering
purposes ONLY, sag is set at 3.90 inches, and will lower the rear of the
bike approx. 1.125 inches with the KDX1 links, 1.625 inches with the KDX2
links, and 2.25 inches with the KDX3 links. For more info on the effects
of the longer links and the setup Click
The front forks can be slid up in the triple clamp .5 inches until they
contact the handlebars. For additional lowering of the front, a second
set of the top handlebar clamps can be installed under the bars and tightened
with 3/4 inch longer bolts, and will allow the forks to be slid up an additional
3/4 inches. (Not recommended on the KLX's because of the lesser amounts
of rear lowering versus the KDX) Disclaimer: Lowering the rear more
than the front will change the geometry and could effect the handling.
Sliding the front fork tubes up TOO far could allow the front tire to hit
the front fender under hard compression and lock the front wheel.
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