Created: January 26, 2021
[0:00] What’s up guys? Do you have a bent or broken radius arm, or is it just time for an upgrade? Well SuperATV has you covered with our High Clearance Billet Aluminum Radius Arms. Today we’re going to show you how to install them on this Kawasaki KRX 1000, so let’s get right to it.
The first thing you want to do is remove both rear wheels and tires. As you can see, we’ve already done this. Now we’ll start removing all of our radius arm hardware.
You’ll have a nut and a bolt here. Once you come down here, as you can see, there will be a little cover that sits on the trailing arm. There will be a Phillips-head screw on top. Go ahead and remove that. There will also be one on the bottom, so remove that as well.
After that, you can take your cover and flip it out of the way. A lot of the time this screw doesn’t like to come out of the trailing arm, so that’s why I like to just rotate it. You won’t tear anything up doing this.
[1:07] There’s a 17 mm bolt head right here. Get a wrench on the nut and remove that. Then we’ll pick up and remove the tension from our radius arm hardware and start removing our radius arms.
Do the same thing down here. Just pick it up and give it a couple wiggles. Now our radius arms are disconnected from our knuckle. We still have our axle hooked up, so it’s not putting the axle in a bind or anything. We don’t have to worry about tearing the boots. Just make sure to keep your shock hooked up.
Next we’re going to start removing all the radius arm bolts on the frame side. Once our nuts are removed, we’ll remove the radius arms.
[2:22] Now we have all of our radius arms removed from one side of the unit. We also have our new heavy-duty billet radius arms sitting out here. What we’ll do now is take measurements from center to center on the stock radius arms.
We got 22 and a quarter, and we know that’s our straight tubed one. That will be this one, where the radius arm here is completely straight.
All of these should be preset for you and ready to go, but we definitely want you to double check them just in case one of the jam nuts was loose and caused a rotation. It’s better to go ahead and check them.
[3:07] This will be our lower radius arm. It’s 24 and a quarter, so we’re going to check it against the lower radius arm here that came in the kit. It’s 24 and a quarter as well, so that one is good to go.
This will be the shorter radius arm, it has a little bend in it. It’s 19 and a quarter and the other one matches. Alright, so we’re good to go!
We’re ready to start installing the SuperATV high clearance radius arms. Just make sure you do the exact same steps for both sides. Do it for the passenger and the driver separately.
These are our passenger side factory radius arms. I laid them out and measured them to make sure they’re correct. Now we’re ready to install them to the machine.
[4:04] We’re going to take a radius arm and cut the zip ties off of the bushings. We did that already and our radius arms are ready to go. Now we’ll grab our lower radius arm.
Once they’re all started on the frame side, I like to go through and start all my hardware. I’ll start the nuts on the hardware here. Then we can grab our long bolt. Once that is started, we can start the lower radius arm.
The last radius arm to be installed is always going to be the upper. Just pick up here and line it up. I’m gonna put my knee on it. Once you’ve installed your radius arms on both sides and fully tightened all of the hardware, that’s it!
[5:29] That’s all there is to installing SuperATV’s Billet Aluminum High Clearance Radius Arms on this Kawasaki Teryx KRX 1000. For more information on these radius arms or any of SuperATV’s great products, feel free to give us a call or check us out online. Thanks for watching and we’ll catch you next time.
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