Fits: 94-2000 BMW F650 Funduro
& ST/Non-fuel injected models and the Aprilia Pegaso/Pegasus.
PN. F650-1.0 Lowers the rear 1".
PN. F650-2.0 Lowers the rear 2".
only recommend the 2" lowering links for the lighter non-aggressive riders
that require the
maximum lowering as they allow the tire to rub when the rear is near bottoming.
The 1" lowereing links are better for aggressive riders but also allow
some rubbing if the rear is bottomed very hard.
F650-2.0 lowering links shown above.
1. Raise the motorcycle with
the center stand or milk crate, etc., so the rear wheel is just slightly
off the ground. Remove the 19mm nut that holds the lower end of the links
to the rocker and push the 12 mm allen headed bolt out the left side. You
may have to lift up on the rear wheel slightly to allow that bolt to slide
out freely. After removing this bolt, block up the rear wheel until the
tire contacts the rear fender.
2. Next remove the upper right link
mounting bolt by loosening it from the inside with a 17mm box end wrench.
Pull down on the link while rocking it back and forth to remove the link
from between the swing arm mounts. Now remove the upper link mounting bolt
from the left link by removing the 17mm outside nut and pushing the bolt
in. Then remove the left link the same as you did the right. Note: "The
left upper link mounting bolt cannot be completely removed unless the right
link mounting bolt is removed first". Before installing the new links be
sure and grease both link bearings and the one on the rocker that is still
located on the bike. *(None of our BMW links come with the center
race/sleeve, but can be ordered either from us or from BMW for $6.00 each.)
3. Now that the stock links are
removed, install the Kouba links in reverse order of the removal of the
stock links. left side first, big end up, with the engraving to the outside
and the grease zerk facing forward. Then push the mounting bolt through
the upper mount from the inside, install the 17 mm nut and torque to approx.
20 lb-ft. Install the right Kouba link, big end up, engraving to the outside
and the grease zerk facing rearward. Then screw that mounting bolt in from
the inside of the upper mount and torque to approx. 20 lb-ft.
4. Lower the rear wheel until the
small end link holes line up with the hole in the rocker and install the
allen head bolt from the left side, install the 19mm nut and torque to
approx. 30 lb-ft.
5. The F650-1.0 KoubaLinks will
lower the rear 1 inch and the F650-2.0 KoubaLinks will lower the rear approx.
2 inches or the same as the factory lowering kit. Do not slide the
front fork tubes up in the triple clamps more than necessary, as on some
models the fender could get damaged from contacting the horn or the bottom
of the triple clamps. Sliding the fork tubes up less than the full 2 inches
For more info. on lowering the F650's,
here are some links to the F650.com Chain Gang archive files: