Lowering and Performance Links Available For The Following:
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Aprilia 06-up RXV/SXV/450/550
Lowers rear 1 3/4".
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
Honda 2000-up
1 3/4" rear lowering.
Honda 08-up
CRF230L Dual Sport
Honda 2010-up CRF250R
7/8" and 1.6" lowering lengths available.
Honda 2009-up CRF450R. 7/8" to 1.9"  lowering depending on year model.
Honda 2012-up NC700
1 3/8" Rear Lowering.
Honda 2014-up CTX700N/ND
1 3/8" Rear Lowering.
Honda 96-up
Honda 85-2000 XR600R
Honda 93-UP XR650L
Air cooled 
Honda 99-UP XR650R
Liguid cooled 
Husqvarna 03-07 Four Stroke
3/4"-1.5" Rear Lowering on most models.
Husqvarna 08-up
Fits: TC-TE-TXC250/450/510 & SMR450/510.
1' & 1.5" Rear Lowering Links.
Husqvarna 2013-up TR650 Terra & Strada
1" & 1 3/4" Lowering Links.
Super Sherpa
Kawasaki KL600
Fits 84-86.  2.5" rear lowering.
Kawasaki KLR250
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 KLX140
Fits 2006-up.  1 3/4" rear lowering.
94-up. 3 Lengths. 
Also Fits: 06-09 KLX250S Dual Sports & 09 KLX250SF Supermotard.
Kawasaki KLX400 
Kawasaki KLX450R Fits: 2008-up.
Kawasaki KLX650
Fits:  93-96 KLX650 
1 5/8" Rear Lowering.
Kawasaki KX65/RM65
2000-up KX65 & 03-up RM65
Also Fits:  03-up RM100
Kawasaki KX125/250
Fits: 2004-07 Two Stroke
Lowers rear 1 1/4 inches
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 KTM 250/350/450SX
Fits: 2011-up KTM 250SX/350SX/450SX
3/4" & 1.25" 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-up Sherco SE250/300/450/510
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.
Suzuki DR250/S & DR350/S/E
Suzuki DRZ250E
Suzuki DRZ400E/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 RMZ250/450
Fits:  07-09 RMZ250 & 05-09 RMZ450.
Suzuki RMX450Z & RMZ250/450
Fits:  2010-up 
3/4" & 1 5/8" rear lowering.
2 stroke & 250/450/530/660 
4 stroke MX & Enduro
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 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 KLR250/650/KLX250 dual sport. Honda CRF230/XR250/400/
600/650 and TRX450 Four Wheeler.
Extended Fuelscrews Also Available For:
DR250/350 dirt model/S/SE, DRZ400S, DR650 SE models. 
See Order Form for complete listings.


Installation Instructions
Fits:  2016-up Husqvarna 701.
HL701-1 lowers the rear 3/4", HL701-2 lowers the rear 1 1/2". 
 KTM8-Dakar lowers the rear 7/8",  KTM8-1 lowers the rear 1 1/4". 
KTM8-2 not recommended for the Husky 701's.
***Will not fit the Husky 701 Vitpilen, see the KTM690 Duke  page.
  **These links replace the Husqvarna stock link assembly PN: 2700408304401 or casting number on the link: 270.04.08300 

      Standard KTM 690 Lowering Link              New Heavier Link.  PN: KTM8-Dakar

1) Raise the motorcycle with a bike stand, milk crate, etc., so the rear wheel is just slightly off the ground.  Remove both foot peg mounts with the side stand and rear master cylinder still connected by removing the one 19 mm headed bolt (T50 torque head) and the two 10 mm headed bolts (T40 torque head) on each side.  Remove one of the 19 mm nuts from the rear link mounting bolt and push the bolt out the opposite side.  The swing arm may have to be raised slightly to allow the mounting bolt to slide out freely. Then remove the 10 mm headed bolt and flat washer from the front link mounting pin and push it out the opposite side.  The stock link should now come out the bottom. 

2) Install the new link on the bike (grease fitting facing down) by pushing the front mounting bolt/pin back thru the mount and the link.  *Front mounting bolt is the pin that takes the two 10 mm headed bolts and washers to hold it in place. Next rotate the rear of the link up until the link and rocker holes align and push the rear link mounting bolt thru. You will have to raise the swing arm slightly to align the holes.  **Left side link engraving will be up side down, right side will be readable left to right.  Install the 19 mm nut on the rear mounting bolt and torque to 60 lb-ft.  Be sure to install the 10 mm headed bolts with washers on the ends of the front link mounting pin and torque them to approx 14 lb-ft., you may need to hold the opposite end bolt to keep the pin from turning.  Pump some grease into the link grease fitting now so you do not forget.  You should now be ready to put the foot peg mounts, etc. back on.  Be sure the rubber grommets on the skid plate are pushed all the way into the foot pegs mounts before installing the foot peg mounts. 

3) 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) between 3.25"- 3.75 with rider in full riding gear, standing on the pegs. *The easiest way we have found to adjust the rear spring preload is to use a square ended punch to loosen the top jam nut, then grasp the spring at the bottom and turn the spring and the preload nut at the same time. To change the front, loosen the front fork triple clamp pinch bolts and slide the fork tubes up, the clamps may need to be spread slightly after loosening the clamp bolts to allow the tubes to slide. We recommend only sliding the tubes up until there is .750 showing above the top triple clamp not counting the thickness of the rebound clicker knob. Be sure both tubes are set exactly the same. They can be slid up farther until they almost touch the underside of the handle bars if desired.  That should lower the front about 1 but may make it turn too quickly and cause some instability.   We do not recommend sliding the fork tubes up farther by using bar risers, etc., because that may allow the tire to hit the fender when the forks are bottomed.  *Do not over torque the triple clamp bolts.  (12Nm/9 lbs-ft lower, 17Nm/12.75 lbs-ft upper) 

4) If the link is used for lowering purposes ONLY, rear race sag can be set at 100mm/ 3.90" and will lower the rear 3/4" with the HL701-1 link, 1 1/2" with the HL701-2 link, 7/8" with the KTM8-Dakar link & 1 1/4" with the KTM8-1 link.  The KTM8-2 link will fit the Husky 701 but is not recommend as it requires some filing on the swingarm tunnel and the front of the rocker.  The rear lowering amounts for the 701's and the 2019-up KTM690 Enduro "R" are listed below.  All of the longer links will allow the tire to hit the fuel tank, it just depends on how hard you bottom and how much the neoprem shock stop is compressed.  We do not recommend anything more than the 7/8" rear lowering link if you plan to use the bike for touring with heavy loads and/or riding aggressively two up. 

Husky HL701-1 = 3/4" rear lowering.
Husky HL701-2 = 1 1/2" rear lowering. **Requires filing of the rocker.  See Pictures below.
KTM8-Dakar link  = 7/8" rear lowering.
KTM8-1 link = 1 1/4" rear lowering.
KTM8-2 link =  1 3/4"+ rear lowering * N/R for the Husky 701 or the 2019-up KTM690's.

Disclaimer:  Lowering the rear more than the front can change the geometry and could affect the handling. Lessening the rear sag and/or sliding the front fork tubes up will make it turn quicker but will be less stable on the straits and visa versa. 

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.

Email:  njkouba@ix.netcom.com

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


Note: The right footpeg bracket with footpegs, master cylinder, &  brake pedal still attached,
tied up out of the way of the front link mounting pin. 

Before and after filing the front of the 701 rocker for shock mount clearance for the 701-2 link. 

Norm Kouba
Email: njkouba@ix.netcom.com



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