the motorcycle with a bike stand, milk crate, etc., so the rear wheel is
just slightly off the ground. Remove the 10 mm headed bolt
from the sidestand switch to allow the front link mounting bolt to be removed
out the left side.
Remove the 17 mm nuts
and washers (right side) from both the link mounting bolts and push the
lower mounting bolt out the left side. Then raise the swingarm up, remove
the upper link mounting bolt out the left side and both links
should drop out the bottom.
2) When installing
the KoubaLinks be sure the engraving is to the outside and readable, both
links are identical. Install the new links in the reverse order of
the removal by raising the swingarm and installing the upper link mounting
from the left side. Next,
lower the swing arm down until the lower mounting holes line up with
the mount and the link eyes, then push the lower bolt in from the left
side. Install the two 17 mm nuts WITHOUT the OEM flat washers (the
KoubaLinks are slightly
thicker than the OEM links) and torque to approx. 30 lbs-ft. Reinstall
the sidestand switch with the 10 mm headed bolt and the install is almost
3) For the
1.5" rear lowering, the sag would need to be set at Kawasaki's recommended
race sag, (amount of vertical movement of the rear axle FROM no weight
to bike weight PLUS rider weight in full riding gear standing on the pegs)
which is 1/3 of the total
rear travel with rider in full riding gear, standing on the pegs.
If desired, (may not be necessary for most riders unless the rear
spring preload has been lessened for lowering purposes) this sag adjustment
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
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 and turning spring,
nut, and all. It will turn easier if the rear wheel is off the ground.
The front fork tubes can be slid up in the triple clamps approx. 1 inch
until the top of the fork caps are even with the bottom of the stock handlebars.
Only slide the fork tubes up until the rider is comfortable with the way
the bike rides
If the front pushes or will not turn quick enough we recommend lessening
the rear sag over sliding the fork tubes up farther than the 1 inch.
the rear more than the front and visa versa can change the bikes geometry
and could affect the handling, so be careful out there.
Mike, for all sorts of useful info. on the Super Sherpa:
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