Lowering and Performance Links Available For The Following:

Aprilia 06-up RXV/SXV/450/550
Lowers rear 1 3/4".
Beta 2010-up All models, (RR, RS and Xtrainer) except EVO. Lowers rear 1 9/16".
BMW F650CS
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 200/250/300/450FSE
Honda 2000-up
CR125/250
Honda 
CRF150R/BW
1 3/4" rear lowering.
Honda 
CRF250R/X450R/X
Honda 2010 CRF250R
7/8" and 1.6" lowering lengths available.
Honda 09-up CRF450R 7/8" and 1.6" lowering  lengths available.
Honda 1986-95 XR250R & 85 only XR350R
Honda 96-up
XR250/400R
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/TXC/250/310/
450/510 & SMR450/510.
1" & 1.5" Rear Lowering Links.
Kawasaki 
KDX200/220
1995-up
Kawasaki KL250
Super Sherpa
2000-up
Kawasaki KL600
Fits 84-86.  2.5" rear lowering.
Kawasaki KLR250
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 Lengths. 
Also Fits: 06-09 KLX250S Dual Sports & 09 KLX250SF Supermotard.
Kawasaki KLX400 
2003
Kawasaki KLX450R Fits: 2008-010.
Kawasaki KLX650
Fits:  93-96 KLX650 
1 5/8" Rear Lowering.
Kawasaki KX65/RM65
2000-up KX65 & 03-up RM65
Kawasaki 
KX80/85/100
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
KX250
Fits: 2004 Two Stroke
Lowers rear 1 3/8th"
Kawasaki KXF250
Fits: 04-05 Four Stroke
Lowers rear 1 1/4"
Kawasaki KX250F/450F
Fits: 2006-up
2011-up KTM 350/350/450.
Fits:  2011-up 250SX/XC-F 350SX/XC-F/450SX.
3/4" & 1 1/4" Rear Lowering.
2012 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
Lowers rear 1" & 1.75"
Suzuki Gladius SFV650.
Fits: 2009-10 
Lowers rear 1 1/8"
02-up Suzuki V-Strom DL650 & 02-13 DL1000
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
2000-up
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 
3/4" & 1 5/8" rear lowering.
TM125/144/250/300 
2 stroke & 250/450/530/660 
4 stroke MX & Enduro
Fits:  2008-up. 1 5/8" & 2 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
1993-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 Fuelscrews Also Available For:
DR250/350 dirt model/S/SE, DRZ400S, DR650 SE models. 
See Order Form for complete listings.

KoubaLink.com

 
Installation Instructions
Fits:  Honda 2008-up CRF230 Dual Sport & 09-up CRF230M.  PN. CRF230DS

Also fits:  98-02 SL230, requires a spacer washer on the fork end so the nut
 does not bottom before tightening.  Thanks Bruce W. in Australia for all the
info.

Lowers the rear 1 5/8"

 
1)  Raise the motorcycle with a bike stand, milk crate, etc., so the rear wheel is just off the ground.  Remove the 17 mm nuts from the two link mounting bolts and push both the front and rear bolts out the left side.  The swing arm may need to be raised slightly to allow the bolts to slide out freely.  After removing these two bolts the link will drop out the bottom.

2)  The new link comes with the bearings and seals, so put a little grease on the inside of both needle bearings inside the big end of the KoubaLink first, then remove the “center sleeve” from the stock link by pushing it out either side with your fingers and reinstalling it in the new KoubaLink.  You are now ready to install the Koubalink on the bike by holding it back up in place with the bearing end forward and the engraved side readable from the right side/grease fitting facing down.  Align the link’s center sleeve hole with the front mounting bracket holes and push the front mounting bolt in first (front mounting bolt is the shortest one) Next, raise the rear of the link up and align the rear mounting holes by raising the rear wheel.  *You will need to raise the rear wheel up and compress the spring slightly to get the rear link mounting holes to align with the rocker holes.  You can also use a punch in from the right to align those holes.  *The link is sized for the maximum rear lowering so has to be a tight fit.  After installing both link mounting bolts, install the two 17 mm nuts and torque to approx. 35 lb-ft.

3)  After installing the KoubaLink, be sure the grease fitting is facing down.  You may want to pump a little grease into that grease fitting now so you don't forget.

4)  For the 1 5/8" rear lowering, set the race sag (amount of vertical movement of the rear axle from no weight to bike weight plus rider weight) at 2.50" with rider in full riding gear, standing on the pegs.  The sag adjustment can be changed by turning the two large nuts on top of the rear spring.  (More preload = less sag, and less preload = more sag. Turning the spring preload nuts clockwise will increase the preload and visa versa.)  The easiest way we have found to change the preload adjustment is to loosen the top jam nut, lube the threads on the shock and turn the spring and all by grasping the bottom of the spring.  It will turn easier if the rear wheel is off the ground.

5)  The front fork tubes can be slid up in the triple clamps past the handlebars, but we do not recommend over ¾” inch of the tubes showing, including the thickness of the top caps, above the top triple clamp as going farther could allow the front tire to contact the underside of the fender when the forks are fully compressed.  :-(    If the front pushes or will not turn quick enough we recommend lessening the rear sag rather than sliding the fork tubes up farther than the ¾”.  Disclaimer:  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 information and pricing can be found on our ORDER FORM.

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                               KoubaLink Installed on 08 CRF230 Dual Sport                    Fork tubes slid up 3/4"
 
 

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