Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Sonoma County, CA
I have two sets of Kouba lowering links (3/4" & 1-1/8") which I have used on various V-Stroms over the years due to having a short inseam. I found the 1-1/8" links to be too low and cause me to occasionally scrape the centerstand when hitting the low side of a bump or riding too aggressively. I had also lowered the forks 1" to maintain the frame geometry.
I currently have the 3/4" lowering links on my 2012 DL650 Adventure and it's perfect unless I have my side cases on and fully loaded. I have the rear preload cranked up to the max. I also dropped my front forks 3/4" to match the rear and not mess up the frame geometry. This combination works out pretty well.
2012 DL650 V-Strom Adventure (59,000 mi. and climbing!)
2007 DL650 V-Strom (Retired at 95,000 mi.)
2003 DL1000 V-Strom (Retired at 92,000 mi.)