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post #1 of 3 Old 10-01-2017, 07:35 AM Thread Starter
Junior Trooper
Join Date: Jul 2017
Location: Upstate NY
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Kouba Link trouble

Hey all,

New to the Vstrom and love it - coming from HD cruiser, tired of the weight and heat. Anyway, started the farkles - Rox bar extender, Tusk handguards and Kouba links.

Thought the links would be the easiest and I ended up screwing up big time. LSS when putting the new links on, the sleeve for the top bolt shifted out and I tried to force it back with tightening the bolt - I know, stupid mistake!

Soo, I messed up the needle bearing on one side of the bolt. I know I will need a puller and press in the new one but can't find the part number or even the name of the component the link bolts to up top. Looking at diagrams on SuzukiOEMparts.com doesn't show the part I'm looking for.

Any help for this dummy would be appreciated - wanna get back out and ride!!

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post #2 of 3 Old 10-01-2017, 09:06 AM
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You report a DL650A in your profile. The involved parts are the rear cushion lever and the rear swinging arm. Here are links to the MRcycles Fiche for example.

2012 Suzuki V-Strom (DL650A) REAR CUSHION LEVER (DL650AL2 E33) | MRCycles
2012 Suzuki V-Strom (DL650A) REAR SWINGING ARM | MRCycles

You probably want two #4 needle bearings on the swinging arm fiche, part number for each being 09263-17037 and maybe the #15 spacer, part number 09180-12122, from the cushion lever fiche.

Pat- 2007 DL650A was ridden to all 48 contiguous states. I didn't quite make it to 17,000 miles on the 2012 DL650A.
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post #3 of 3 Old 10-01-2017, 09:22 AM Thread Starter
Junior Trooper
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Thanks Graywolf! I saw the same blowup on the other site but missed the #4 bearings, I think you are correct with them. Spacer should be good.

Much appreciated

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