2) After removing the stock links you should be ready to install the KoubaLinks. Be sure and grease the existing bearings inside the rocker and swing arm where the links mount. (**Both KoubaLinks are identical and can be used on either side.) Hold the left link in place, (engraving to the outside and readable) push the two 17 mm headed mounting bolts in from the left side. (You will have to raise the rear wheel to align the link mounting holes.) Install the right link engraving to the outside) Install the 22 mm mounting bolt nuts on the right side and torque to 40 lb-ft.
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) at 3 3/4" with the KLR650-1 links, and 3 1/2” with the KLR650-2 links. *Sag is set by changing the 5 position preload adjustor on the left side of the shock, or if you have the aftermarket shock with the two large nuts on top of the spring. Sag is measured with the rider in full riding gear, standing on the pegs, and including the bikes weight and all carried items.
4) The front forks can
be slid up in the triple clamps .75" until they almost contact the handlebars.
We do not recommend raising the handlebars to allow the forks to be slid
up farther as the tire and/or the fork brace will hit the fender when nearing
full compression. Disclaimer: Lowering the rear more than the
front will change the geometry and could effect the handling.
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do for your suspension, please tell everyone, if you do not, please tell
us. We can be contacted at our e-mail address below and are
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