Replaces stock link
Honda PN: 52471-MGS-D30
NC700-2 links shown
1) Raise the motorcycle
with the center stand, jack, etc., so the rear wheel is just slightly off
the ground. *(Be careful not to bend the exhaust if you do not have
the center stand) Remove the two 17 mm socket size nuts from the 14 mm
headed link mounting bolts and remove the bolts out the left side.
You may have to lift up on the rear wheel slightly to allow the first bolt
to slide out freely.
2) Remove both stock
links and you should be ready to install the new KoubaLinks. Before
installing these links, you may want to put some grease on the needle bearings
inside the rocker and swing arm mount. *The bearing sleeves can be pushed
out either side to allow for getting the grease inside the bearings.
3) Now that the
stock links are removed, install the KoubaLinks in reverse order of the
removal of the stock links, engraving and countersinks go to the outside,
both links are identical.
4) After pushing
the rear mounting bolt in from the left side, you will have to raise the
swing arm again until the front mounting bolt aligns with the rocker mounting
hole, then push that mounting bolt in from the left side. Install
both 17 mm socket sized nuts and torque to approx. 30 lb-ft.
5) The NC700-2 links
will lower the rear 1 3/8". Do not slide the front fork tubes up
in the triple clamps more than necessary, as the fender/tire could come
in contact with the bottom of the triple clamps when fully compressed.
Sliding the fork tubes up less than 3/4" is preferred. Lowering the
rear more than the front should make the bike more stable when going striate,
but will not turn as quickly. To make it turn quicker (if desired)
the forks can be slid up in the triple clamps (maximum 3/4") and/or by
increasing the rear spring preload to raise the rear.
** Raising the rear will
take away from the laden lowering amounts of the longer links.
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do for your suspension, please tell everyone, if you do not, please tell
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