Lowering and Performance Links Available For The Following:

Aprilia 06-up RXV/SXV/450/550
Lowers rear 1 3/4".
BMW F650CS
Belt Drive
BMW F650
BMW F650iGS/Dakar
Gas/Gas 200/250
Honda 
CRF150R/BW
1 3/4" rear lowering.
Honda 
CRF150F/230F
Honda 08-up
CRF230L/M Dual Sport & 98-02 SL230.
Honda  CRF250R/X/450R
Honda 2010 CRF250R
7/8" and 1.6" lowering lengths available.
Honda 09 CRF450R
 7/8" and 1.6" lowering  lengths available.
Honda 96-up
XR250/400R
Honda 1985-2000 XR600R
Honda 93-UP XR650L
Air cooled 
Honda 99-UP XR650R
liguid cooled 
Husqvarna 2003-up Four Stroke
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
95-up
Kawasaki KL250
Super Sherpa
2000-up
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 New Lengths 
See Order Form  for   lowering amounts.
Also Fits The New 06 KLX250H6F Dual Sport.
Kawasaki 
KLX400
2003
Kawasaki KLX450R Fits: 2008-09.
Kawasaki KLX650
Fits:  93-96 KLX650 
1 5/8" Rear Lowering.
Kawasaki KX65/RM65
2000-up KX65 & 03-up RM65
Kawasaki 
KX80/85/100
92-up
Also fits:  03-up RM100
Kawasaki
KX 125/250
1997-03
Kawasaki
KX125
Fits: 2004-07 Two Stroke
Lowers rear 1 1/4 inches
Kawasaki 
04 KX250
Fits: 2004 Two Stroke
Lowers rear 1 3/8ths"
Kawasaki KXF250
Fits: 04-05 Four Stroke
Lowers rear 1 1/4"
Kawasaki KX250F/450F
Fits: 06-08.Lowers rear 1" on the 450 and 1.7" on the 250.
Kawasaki KX450F
Fits: 09 fuel injected model. 
KTM: Adventure, Duke, All LC4's & 625 SXC.
See Order Form for lowering amounts.
KTM 690 
Fits: 08-up Enduro/SMC.
Lowers rear 1 7/8"
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 DRZ 250E
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 RMZ-250
Fits:  04-06 Four Stroke
Lowers rear 1 1/4".
Suzuki RMZ250/450
Fits:  07-08 RMZ250 & 05-09 RMZ450.
Yamaha FJR1300 Sport Tour
Fits:  03-05, Lowers rear 7/8". 
Yamaha FJR1300 Sport Tour
Fits:  2006-up, Lowers rear 7/8". 
Yamaha TTR250
1999-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 KLR650/KLX250 dual sport. Honda CRF230/XR250/400/600 and TRX450 Four Wheeler.
Extended Fuel mixture screws Also Available For: 
DR250/350 dirt model/S/SE, DRZ400S, DR650 SE models.
See Order Form for complete Extended Fuelscrew listings.
KoubaLink.com

Motorcycle Suspension Components
  with other products available from Kientech Engineering

   Installation Instructions
      Fits:  Honda 86-95 XR250R, 85 XR350R, 83-87 XL600R, 85-2000 XR600R, &  93-up XR650L. 
PN: XR650L

   (Lowers rear 1 3/4")

     XR650L "Installed" Pictures Below.
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 off the bolts that hold the link to the rocker and the engine cradle, push the front bolt out the right side first. The swing arm may need to be raised slightly to allow the bolt to slide out. Next remove the rear mounting bolt out the left side.  (Chain buffer may need to be pulled down or removed on the bottom to allow the bolt head to pass by.)  The link should now drop out the bottom. 

2)  The new link comes with new bearings and inner sleeves so be sure the sleeves are inside the KoubaLink and that none of the needle bearings have fallen out in transit and are laying loose in the plastic bag.  If you find any of the needle bearings have fallen out, reinstall them in the bearings with a bit of grease and you should be good to go as long as all four bearings have a full compliment of needles.  Put the four outer seals from the stock link onto the new link and your ready to install the KoubaLink on the bike. **Note:  The earlier XR650L KoubaLinks did not come with the inner sleeves so if you have one of those be sure to use the sleeves from your stock link in the KoubaLink. 

3)   Install the new link by holding it up inside the front and rear mounting brackets on the bike (grease fittings facing down/engraving readable from the right) and push the rear mounting bolt in from the left side first, then push the front bolt in from the right side after aligning the mounting eye with the front brackets.  You will have to raise the rear wheel to align these eyes.  Install the two 17 mm mounting bolt nuts, and torque to approx. 35 lb-ft.  You may want to pump a little grease into the two grease fittings at his point. 

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 3.5" with rider in full riding gear, standing on the pegs.  If the links are for lowering purposes ONLY, sag can be set at 100mm/3.90", and will lower the rear of the bike 1.750" on all the XR650L's. and near that on all other models. 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 at the bottom and turn the spring and the preload nut at the same time.  **You may have too 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)   Loosen the eight (four per leg) 12 mm headed pinch bolts on the triple clamps and slide the fork tubes up until they are even with the bottom of the handlebars. There should be about 1" showing  from the top of the fork cap flange down to the top of the top triple clamp) Torque the triple clamp pinch bolts to 15 lb-ft.   *Disclaimer:  Lowering the rear more than the front can change the geometry and could affect the handling, also sliding the fork tubes up too far will allow the tire to contact the fender/triple clamp on full compression, 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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Norm Kouba
Email: njkouba@ix.netcom.com
 
 

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