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I'll be installing the 1.25" Kouba Links on my 04 DR-Z400 and am uncertain

about the adjustments I may need to do to my suspension?

Front shocks,rear shocks,spring,etc.???

I'm about 165 lbs. without gear.

Thanks

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Lower your front end to match the rear. The most you'll be able to slide the front forks up is 3/4"-1". Anymore and you won't be clamping on the thick section of the fork.

And as for the back, after you install the link, sit on the bike and set the sag to 4". You'll also have to increase the compression and debound dampening since the new links will make it feel softer.

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I have never made any adjustments,so I'm not familiar with the settings.

How many turns or "clicks" are we talkling here?

Thanks

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Contact Mr. Kouba, he's quite possibly one of the most helpful human beings I have met. Plus, he knows his product well. :) and be prepared to relocate your key cylinder and shorten your kickstand as well as move your front end. Again, Norm will be a valuable resource in your situation.

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I have never made any adjustments,so I'm not familiar with the settings.

How many turns or "clicks" are we talkling here?

Thanks

It's all personal preference. You'll have to play with it and see what you like. Do 2 clicks and go for a ride. If it's not stift enough, try 2 more. One thing though, you'll never get the suspension to feel exactly the same as before the links because the spring will also feel softer.

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I just did the same thing last week. I had to play with the sag a bit and actually brought it up some to make the rear feel a little higher like stock. I just bent the metal holding the ignition switch up a bit and it worked great and still looks good. I also lowered the front forks the 3/4 as suggested. Those are the only mods I made and so far it feels the same only Im able to touch flat footed.

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I just did the same thing last week. I had to play with the sag a bit and actually brought it up some to make the rear feel a little higher like stock. I just bent the metal holding the ignition switch up a bit and it worked great and still looks good. I also lowered the front forks the 3/4 as suggested. Those are the only mods I made and so far it feels the same only Im able to touch flat footed.

How tall are you? What is your inseam?

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I ordered mine two days ago so I guess that is a mod for next week, I am dying to do it as I will feel better on the bike, anyway safer as on trails it will be easier to touch the ground and remount after having a chat with the dirt

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