Lowering and Performance Links Available For The Following:

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Aprilia 06-up RXV/SXV/450/550
Lowers rear 1 3/4".
Beta 2010-up All models, (RR, RS and Xtrainer) except EVO and 125 RR-S.
Lowers rear 1 9/16".
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
Gas/Gas 2013 EC250/300 and 2014-up dirt models both 2 and 4 stroke.
1 1/2" rear lowering.
Honda 2000-up
1 3/4" rear lowering.
Honda CRF150/230
Honda 08-up
CRF230L Dual Sport
Honda 2013-up CRF250L Dual Sport.
1 3/4" rear lowering.
Honda 2017-up CRF250L-Rally
1 .5" rear lowering.
Honda CRF250R/X/
Honda 2010-up
3/8" 7/8" & 1.6" lowering lengths available.
Honda 2016-up CRF1000/Africa Twin
7/8" Rear Lowering.
Honda 2012-13 NC700
1 3/8" Rear Lowering.
Honda 2014-up CTX700N/ND
1 3/8" Rear Lowering.
Honda 1986-95 XR250R & 85 only XR350R
Honda 96-up
Honda 1985-2000 XR600R
Honda 93-UP XR650L
Air cooled 
Honda 99-UP XR650R
Liguid cooled 
Husqvarna 2003-07 Four Stroke
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
3/8", 3/4", & 1 1/4" rear lowering on some models.
Kawasaki KDX200/220
Super Sherpa
Kawasaki KLR250
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 06-up KLX250 Dual Sport.
Kawasaki KLX400 
Kawasaki KLX450R Fits: 2008-10.
Kawasaki KX65/RM65
Kawasaki KX80/85/100
Also fits:  03-up RM100
Kawasaki KX125/250
Fits: 2004 Two Stroke
Lowers rear 1 3/8th"
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 KTM250/350/450
Fits: 2011-up 250SX/XC-F/
3/4" and 1 1/4" 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 
Fits: 08-up Enduro/SMC.
Lowers rear 1" & 1 5/8"
KTM 690 Duke
Fits: 07-up Duke & 07 Supermoto Lowers rear 1 1/4".
2004-16 Sherco SE250/300/450/510
Lowers rear 1" & 1.75"
2017-up Sherco SE250/300/450/510
Lowers rear 1" & 1.75"
Suzuki Gladius SFV650.
Fits: 2009-10 
Lowers rear 1 1/8"
Suzuki V-Strom DL650/1000
3/4" & 1 1/8" lowering links.
Also fits 03-up SV650 3/8 & 3/4" lowering.
Suzuki DR250/S & DR350/S/E
Suzuki DRZ250E
Suzuki DRZ400/S/SM
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/
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 KLR650, Honda CRF230/ XR250/400/600 and TRX450 Four Wheeler.
Extended Fuelscrews Also Available For:
DR250/350 dirt model/S/SE, DRZ400S, DR650 SE models. 
See Order Form.


Installation Instructions
Fits: 2009-16 Honda CRF450R & 2010-17 CRF250R.
Link PN: CRF9-1, CRF9-2 & CRF9-3.
*CRF9-1 lowers rear .375", CRF9-2 lowers the rear .875" & the CRF9-3 lowers the rear 1.6" on the 2009/10 CRF450R and 2010/11 CRF250R.

*See chart at the bottom of the page for lowering amounts for all year models.

****Will not fit the 2017-up CRF450R/CRF450RX or 2018-up CRF250R.

For installed pictures on a 2013 CRF450R scroll to the bottom of this page. 

 CRF9-1 performance 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 and flat washers (front bolt nut is on the right, the rear bolt nut is on the left) that hold the stock H link
to the rocker and the engine cradle. *If you have the Pro-Moto Billet side stand the side stand/mount with the left foot peg must be removed before the front link mounting bolt with the chain roller can be removed.  Push the front mounting bolt out the left side first, then push the rear mounting bolt out the right side.  *The swing arm may need to be raised slightly to allow the first bolt to slide out freely.

2) The new links come with only the bearings and seals, so install the center sleeve & both step washers (flat side out) from your old OEM link into the new KoubaLink. Install the new link on the bike (rear mounting bolt first) by pushing the mounting bolt in from the right side.  You will have to raise the swing arm to align the front mounting holes and then push the mounting bolt with the chain idler in from the left side. Be sure the 90 degree grease fitting on the link is facing down and the engine breather hose is centered inside the clevis in front of the link's cross tube.  *Left link engraving will be upside down and back wards, right side will be readable left to right.  Grease the fitting now as sometimes tightening the mounting bolt nuts can seal the bearings too tight to allow the air to escape when pumping the grease in.

3) Install the washers and 17 mm nuts on the mounting bolts and 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 3.5" (CRF9-2 link) and 3.25 (CRF9-3 link) with rider in full riding gear, standing on the pegs.  If the link is used for lowering purposes ONLY, rear race sag can be set at 108 mm/4.25 inches.  The easiest way we have found to adjust the rear spring preload is use a long punch to loosen the top jam nut from the right side, grasp the spring at the bottom from the left side and turn the spring and the preload 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) Loosen the triple clamp pinch bolts and slide the fork tubes up until there is 1/2 showing above the top triple clamp including the thickness of the fork cap with the CRF9-2 link and 1 showing above with the CRF9-3 link.  *Do not over torque the triple clamp bolts.  (14 ft. lbs. lower, 17 ft. lbs. upper)  For additional lowering of the front, the bars 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 the quicker steering as sliding the fork tubes up farther could allow the tire to hit the fender when the forks near bottoming.  *Disclaimer:  Raising or lowering the rear more than the front can change the geometry and could affect the handling, 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.

      2013 CRF450R/CRF9-1 Shown Below 

 Right Side View Before and After Installation.

Chart Below Shows Rear Lowering Amounts For Our CRF9-1, CRF9-2 & CRF9-3 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 new from Honda.)

 Year/Model                 CRF9-1               CRF9-2             CRF9-3

2010-11 CRF250R         .375"                .875"                   1.6" 

2012-13 CRF250R          .525"                .9375"                 1.80"

  2014-17 CRF250R          .250"                .750"                   1.50" 

2009-10 CRF450R          .375"                .875"                   1.6" 

2011 CRF450R              .625"                 1.125"                 2.1" 

2012 CRF450R              .525"                  .9375"               1.80"

2013-14 CRF450R          .375"                 .875"                  1.6" 

2015 CRF450R              .500"                1.0"                     2.0"

  2016 CRF450R               .250"                 .750"                  1.50" 

***Will not fit the 2017-up CRF450R/CRF450RX or 2018-up CRF250R.


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