XR650 L Lowering Link

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  • kelleyseiler

Posted January 16, 2006 - 01:51 PM


Hi Everyone this is my first posting. I am wondering if anyone has used a lowering link on their XR650L? I have ordered one due to my lack of height (5' 8"). I purchased it at http://www.performan..._suspension.htm
$89.99 + shipping
Let me know what you think.

  • khelton

Posted January 16, 2006 - 02:13 PM


Helped mine quite a bit but I use it in SM....lookin back, it is a plonker and not a stadium MX'er so would do it in the dirt too...

  • wr450fyamaha

Posted January 16, 2006 - 05:32 PM


i like the height.....but then again im 6' 2''

  • kelleyseiler

Posted January 16, 2006 - 06:02 PM


I am only 5' 8" and cant plant my feet, Im not real used to not being able to put both feet down.

  • wr450fyamaha

Posted January 16, 2006 - 06:21 PM


yeah....thats kinda important when ridin such a heavy bike.

  • Mountain Road Madness

Posted January 16, 2006 - 06:33 PM


Hello and Welcome to TT. I was thinking about a lowering link myself. Let us know how well you like it. :applause: :bonk:

  • Rider1958

Posted January 17, 2006 - 05:39 AM


Devol lowering link for XR650L for sale, new - still in blister package.
$40, plus shipping.

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  • scooter1100

Posted January 17, 2006 - 07:48 AM


I bought one and had some issues with the grease zerks... tapped the wrong size and found out after I'd installed the bearings. I'd make sure they're tapped to 6mm threads, like the zerks oem....manufacturer said to just block them off because the newer models don't come with zerks installed anymore anyways...............a pretty dumbass comment when they screwed it up in the first place if you ask me!!

  • churchman2003c

Posted January 17, 2006 - 07:59 AM


I just installed a Kouba link on my '94 L and I like it- easy to install and lowered the bike about one inch.

  • Fio

Posted January 17, 2006 - 07:16 PM


I used the XRs only lowering link it was good for 1.5 inches plus I slid the front forks up to help out a little more, I am only 5'7". I also trimmed the seat foam some and recovered the seat this works well but I don't recommend this for rides over an hour it may make your backside kinda tired. Also the XRs only link is tapped correctly for the Zerk fittings that come out of your stock link. :thumbsup:

  • kelleyseiler

Posted January 21, 2006 - 02:46 PM


I mounted my link two days ago. Piece of cake puttin it on. Real nice link and has grease point already on it. It lowered my bike 1.5 inches which really helps me alot. I am really satisfied with the outcome of this small addition!

  • rt30000

Posted January 24, 2006 - 11:43 AM


I have the kouba link installed in my '03 XR650L. It lowered it from barely being able to "tip-toe" to allowing me to sit flat footed – which made it worth every penny.

  • churchman2003c

Posted January 24, 2006 - 12:14 PM


I forgot to mention- the Kouba links come with the zerk fittings installed already.

  • kelleyseiler

Posted January 24, 2006 - 12:19 PM


I have the kouba link installed in my '03 XR650L. It lowered it from barely being able to "tip-toe" to allowing me to sit flat footed – which made it worth every penny.

You can actually plant both feet? I can plant one solid or both pretty good. It would have dropped it about 3 inches if I could plant both feet.

  • kelleyseiler

Posted February 12, 2006 - 07:05 AM


Here is a pic of my lowering link. http://i43.photobuck...NS/HPIM0300.jpg :thumbsup:

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