Lowering link


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  • wheelnut46

Posted April 01, 2006 - 07:48 AM

#1

I've decided to lower the XRL. These are the lowering links that I have found.

http://www.koubalink.com/XR650L.html

http://www.devolraci...s/low-links.htm

white bros - cant find any info, or link

http://www.xrsonly.c...hpshop&Itemid=6

http://www.performan..._suspension.htm

Who has experience using these and which one is best and why etc.
I'm leaning towards the performance-design link but I'm always willing to listen to folks with more experience.

  • roadcam

Posted April 01, 2006 - 07:50 AM

#2

I have the KOUBALINK ... workmanship on it is outstanding, two grease zerks, .. very quality piece :thumbsup:

  • don87xr600

Posted April 01, 2006 - 08:39 AM

#3

I used the KoubaLink because it comes with the bearings installed. You're gonna want to use new bearings and this way it's one less thing to hassle with. Excellent product!

  • Thumpin650

Posted April 01, 2006 - 09:49 AM

#4

I recently purchased and installed the performance design link...dont have the rest of the bike together yet...but, it has the new bearings, you just reuse the end caps and bolt...2 zerks and its a stout looking piece. Price was right too and install was a snap.

Mike

  • scooter1100

Posted April 01, 2006 - 10:11 AM

#5

I bought a devol one and the zerks holes were tapped to the wrong size...manufacturer said just block them off because new xrs don't even have zerks installed....maroons

  • kelleyseiler

Posted April 01, 2006 - 12:46 PM

#6

I installed a P/D link and love it. It went on very easily and lowered my bike exactly the amount as described. Heres a pic.http://i43.photobuck...50/HPIM0300.jpg :thumbsup: Was well worth th $89.00 :thumbsup:

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  • MindBlower

Posted April 01, 2006 - 01:16 PM

#7

I think I'm goind to need one of those once I get the heavier springs I need. :thumbsup:

  • lrutt

Posted April 01, 2006 - 01:25 PM

#8

koubalink here. great piece. Just the right abount of drop.

  • XR4DEZ

Posted April 01, 2006 - 05:48 PM

#9

Did any of you lower a 650r?

  • Mountain Road Madness

Posted April 01, 2006 - 06:21 PM

#10

I'm planning on putting one on my bike next week. Thanks for the info. guys. :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

  • Mountain Road Madness

Posted April 08, 2006 - 08:59 AM

#11

I've decided to lower the XRL. These are the lowering links that I have found.

http://www.koubalink.com/XR650L.html

http://www.devolraci...s/low-links.htm

white bros - cant find any info, or link

http://www.xrsonly.c...hpshop&Itemid=6

http://www.performan..._suspension.htm

Who has experience using these and which one is best and why etc.
I'm leaning towards the performance-design link but I'm always willing to listen to folks with more experience.


This may help you out a little. I just installed a new Devol lowering link on the L today. If I had it to do over I would have got the Koubalink instead. The Devol come with no bushings or grease fittings. I had to press out the old bushings from my stock link. I also had to drill and tap the new link for grease fittings. It was pretty good job and took longer than I thought it would. You would be better off to get one that had bushings and grease fittings already installed. Hope this helps. :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

  • gnarly sprockets

Posted April 08, 2006 - 05:58 PM

#12

Did any of you lower a 650r?


I did and used the Kouba. Love it too. Don't forget to drop the forks also.

  • XR4DEZ

Posted April 08, 2006 - 07:20 PM

#13

I did and used the Kouba. Love it too. Don't forget to drop the forks also.


I tried a koubalink and it caused the bottom of the shock to rub the swingarm. Is that problem solved now?





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