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Old 07-13-2012, 11:37 PM   #11 (permalink)
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from L&M- This is the only safe way to lower the bike if your going to use a 240-250 tire. If you change the dog bones with the larger tire then your tire will hit the frame when bottoming out.
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So what I am getting here, that if you run the PCS dog bones only, you can't run a 240 tire without losing safety and bottoming out? Can anyone with this setup confirm or disagree?
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Old 07-13-2012, 11:52 PM   #12 (permalink)
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There's really is hundreds if posts on this. Depends on so many factors, but bottom line is that a 240 tire on 2.25" drop with stock fenders and everything will rub some. The amount depends on how fast and how hard the bumps are, how heavy you are etc. Riding 2-up with this combination is pretty much out of the question.

I run the Dunlop 240 and PCS 2.25 drop everyday to work and back when it's nice. I weigh about. 195 lbs it does rub sometimes but only when I hit a hole. If I hit something big real hard it'll bottom out real hard. It's all tolerable to me, but I definitely adjust my riding as to avoid holes/bumps and take them slower if unavoidable.

When I want 2-up, I just flip it to the 1" setting and it's no problem. Changing the settings is super easy. Can be done with 2 people if you don't have a jack just as easy as 1 person with a jack.
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Old 07-14-2012, 12:18 AM   #13 (permalink)
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Thanks M for the clarification.
I just want to do it right the first time.
I want to drop it now, and later go bigger on the rear later.
Would be nice if someone made a 1.5" drop bone, might be a perfect ride solo or 2 up.
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If I'm not mistaken, the LM spring is a 1.5" drop. I don't know any bones that have that setting though.
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Old 07-26-2012, 05:23 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Just received my bones form PCS, They look different then the ones I've seen posted. Anyone have ones that look like this with notches on both endts? If so, top bolt goes in which notch?
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Just received my bones form PCS, They look different then the ones I've seen posted. Anyone have ones that look like this with notches on both endts? If so, top bolt goes in which notch?
Cancel my last, called PCS, they sent the wrong bones. These are for the 1100, and have three settings. He is sending out the right ones. Bad news is I got to wait another week and a half to get them.
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Sucks that you have to wait longer, but I'm glad you got this figured out.
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So I got my PCS links in yesterday. I contacted the local dealer to see how much they'd charge to put 'em on, mainly because I don't have a bike jack... and I figured as easy as it looks to install them, they couldn't possibly charge that much. Yeeeaaahhhhh... I was wrong. They wanted ~$270 to put the things on. ****, I can buy a nice jack of my own for half that.

I'm considering using a regular jack, a paddock stand, and maybe some blocks of wood to MacGyver something together and get this done. All that, I own already.

$270... ummm, nope.

Is there really no option for getting a bike worked on by a shop that's not waaay overpriced? I think all the non-dealer bike shops around here are only used to fixing HD's... they probably don't even have metric tools!
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Welp, that was easier than I thought. Used the paddock stand to lift the back, then used the car jack to lift the frame up just enough to take the weight off, and everything swapped right out... no problems at all.

Thanks for the pics and writeup Mike. Made it trivial to install.
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I installed the 2.25" lowering dog bones and like it. Other than scrapping pegs easier in turns its flippin' awesome looking. Plus it controls my urge to wild out. JMO though. Ride on brothers
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