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Honda CRF450R Lowering Link Question...

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First off-excellent site. Glad I found it!

I'm thinking about installing a Kouba Lowering Link. The specs say it will lower my '04 CRF450R rear end about 1.7".

The bike sits a bit high for me and I was thinking this might be a quick fix.

Any advice or opinions either way would be appreciated.

Thanks,

Ron

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I've used Kouba Lowering Links on a couple of my bikes, including my CRF250X. They're easy to install, fairly cheap, and you can remove them if you don't like how they affect the ride. And they do really affect the ride!

If you aren't racing your 450R, and it feels too stiff for you, then the lowering link fix should work for you. If you are an aggressive rider, and using full travel now, the link will cause you to crush your rear spring. The change in the geometry of the linkage components, caused by inserting a longer lever arm into the heart of the system, increases the leverage applied to the spring. I went to a stiffer spring and it helped a little bit, but the rear never felt as good as stock. But it sure was nice to get my toes on the ground.

Read these links in the Technical Forum:

http://www.thumpertalk.com/forum/showthread.php?t=379068

http://www.thumpertalk.com/forum/showthread.php?t=398279

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