Being vertically challenged, (5'7"), the only prob I had barging on my 450X was when I came to a stop! I decided to try the Kouba Link to bring my ride down to my level. In order to balance out the rake, I dropped the triple clamps just over an inch. I was amazed at the gain. In addition to lowering the ride height it also changed the geometry and action of the suppension. The lowered center of gravity is seriousoy noticiable, giving the bike a lighter more nimble feel. The ride is much more plush and it feels as though I have gained additional "functional" travel. Even if you don't have a vertical issue, this piece makes the awesome 450X even better!
I have this lowering link on my XR650L as well as my 450R, and there're great, I had to have the suspension adjusted alittle for my taste but all in all it works great, I'm able to hit the burms fast then stock, and for my XR, can't tell, but just get and be comfortable in any situation.
Well built! Better than stock piece of equipment. Easy install too.
Easy to install but the 1 3/4 drop was to much. It took to much travel from the rear suspension. I adjusted the front forks but felt the bike didn't handle near as well. I think the 3/4 link might have been better with alot less suspension adjusting for my 450x. The link is a high quality product. looks like I'll get the shorter link