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Re: PCS Lowering Connectors

The PCS directions were mediocre but installing these was not that bad. Here are some tips, and I
will plug in the photos of progress later.

1) I removed the upper and lower belt guards to make life easier. Two things, the upper and lower bolts on the rear of the guards do not need to be removed since they are only attached to a backing plate, and it’s easier to remove the lower guard by turning it upside down in place,,,just make sure you don’t lose the little bushings.

I found it helpful when aligning the lift under the frame to put blocks under the kickstand to stand the bike upright.

2) I used a long box end wrench on the right side of the dog bones wedged against ground or swing arm and a ratcheting box end on the left. Once the left bolt broke free it was easy.






3)I found that placing different sized boards under the rear tire and working the lift height made removing the dog bones and bolts a snap. The bushing on both can move quite a bit and is necessary to clear the frame on the lower bolt ,and the coolant reservoir on the top bolt.







4) Putting the new connectors on is the reverse operation. PLEASE note – the end of the connectors with the round hole goes on the top. This had me scratching my head for a minute since it is not mentioned at all in the instructions. Both connectors need to face the same way and the longer detent faces the front of the bike. I found it easier to put the bolt in at the bottom first and then do the top.

5) I put loctite on the threads and finger tightened the nuts(don’t forget the washers). I ratcheted down the nuts enough to allow just a little play in the connectors. Lowering the jack a bit seated the connector and I then tightened it completely.



6) Put the belt guards back on and set the bike back down on the ground.

The 1 inch drop is not that noticeable in the picture, but I can now plant both feet firmly on the ground wearing flat shoes and I have an inseam of 30 inches. One person can do the job, but 2 would make it much easier. Any questions….just let me know.



 

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and now there are pictures with the instructions...
Great Job dliszews, only thing i would add to that is. The bolts seem to have very little clearance to remove them. So to get around that, I raised the jack on the frame a little to help clear the top bolt and lowered the jack a little to clear the bottom bolt. Makes sliding them out much easier.
 

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I received mine yesterday. Haven't had a chance to install yet. I was a bit worried because I just installed the 240 on mine. I've read stuff on here saying not to lower it this way. I called PCS today and talked with them at length. They said there is NO problem lowering it with this method while wearing a 240.
 

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I'm sure, as with any mod, there is always things to be aware of. I put the PCS kit on my raider over 2 years ago and I did scrape my pipes with the 210 tire......also the lean of the bike changed.....this could happen with any lowering kit. This is why you adjust accordingly. I, in turn, got the bigger tire and front fork extensions......no more scraping.
 

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Be really careful with the PCS lowering kits. They don't exactly have the best record on those. Few years back a lot of their kits failed causing a wrecks. You're better off going with LA Choppers since they have a better record and the insurance coverage on parts just in case there is a problem. Maybe PCS can enlighten the forum on their history of failed lowering kits.
 

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CZ, I didn't know anything about this......what happened? I've had their lowering kit on my bike for 2 years and haven't had any problems.....or heard of such problems.
 

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Seriously? How? Now that you've made the accusation, it doesn't matter what we say.

I guess in forums we are free to say whatever we want. Especially with the annonimity of forums. So forums attempt to make rules to try to prevent these type of comments. But unless the moderators check every post, (which they cannot possibly do especially as they get more and more members), members can pretty much say anything they want and fly under the radar. We could defend ourselves against this accusation, but it seems better just to avoid forums altogether and let our customers speak for us. Because once we defend this issue, it will be something else.
Generally if you look behind accusations like this, and do a little research, you will find the source promoting it for the purpose of promoting themselves. When you weigh out the possible reprocusuions of being found out for making a false post, it never is as damaging as the potential damage you can inflict on a company with a simple post. But trying to defending yourself on forums like this, just becomes a battle of "he said", "she said". We can tell you we have had no wrecks due to a breakage of our lowering kit (let alone "a lot of them"), but then the poster can say, "it happened to me" or to someone I know. How can we then "enlighten" or prove it to you otherwise. Theres no way.

On the other hand if we choose not to respond, we appear to be guilty by not responding.

So we'll leave this forum with this comment. Before doing any modifications to your motorcycle, we always recommend doing your research. In todays day and age, there is a ton of information out there that can be found easily. We have always found that our customers, and massive amount of repeat customers are very intelligent, and that is what has kept us in business for over a decade. Not "a lot of wrecks due to failure of our lowering kits."

It's kinda like us saying, "Have you stopped beating your wife?" Either way you answer it....

Good Luck, and Ride Safe.
 

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I would have to agree with that. I stated earlier the risks of doing any mod.....no matter, changes stock engineering and may require research.....no doubt.
 

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Capt_Zoom said:
Be really careful with the PCS lowering kits. They don't exactly have the best record on those. Few years back a lot of their kits failed causing a wrecks. You're better off going with LA Choppers since they have a better record and the insurance coverage on parts just in case there is a problem. Maybe PCS can enlighten the forum on their history of failed lowering kits.
Capt_zoom, to PCS's point do you have any evidence of this? How do you know LA Choppers has a better record and the insurance coverage? Do you have the facts to prove this? Where are the numbers?

I have used PCS lowering links in the past on my warrior with no issues even on a 240 tire. I beefed up the rear spring as a precaution. I understand PCS's concerns over these posts since so far they are all unfounded as far as I can tell, so unless you have the facts to back up your statements, I would suggest you don't make them at all.
 

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Hey PCS- I got divorced from first wife 26 years ago. She has spread alot of **** over those years, but I always took the attitude of I can't control what she says or whether who she tells wants to believe it or not. So I don't let it get to me. I just remain positive and ignore what I hear and try not to say anything negative. I take the High road and let it be. Most people can judge for themselves what they want to believe. otherwise it could turn into a Witchhunt.
 

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With the rainy weekends this past summer I took off the last few days to do some riding. With
the 1 inch drop I feel more comfortable and more confident on the bike. I am happy with my
choice. If you are going to do any mods you are risking issues, and share in the liability,
especially if you are doing them yourself. Hopefully my next mod does not cause this much
controversy...sheesh.
 

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dl, I appologise. I purposely split this portion of the thread off from the other stuff to keep it informative with your nice write up and pics. I am so sorry for this.
 

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Dejablue, No sweat man and no reason to apologize. You have no control over nonsense. It will
not deter me from sharing and gathering info that helps us all ride better, smarter, happier.
 

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Very interesting stuff here..... & drama too.... lol... but i trust what allot of you say, suggest,& do on this forum for those who posts and mods like **** like (deja, 11, ace, schim) just to name a few... if someone says something negative about a product then i look at it in different points of views.... if its a heresay thing where its a "i know a guy type deal" rather it happening to them personally then i tend to look over that and also if 99% of peeps buy a certain product and only 1% disagrees, then im all in! i figure some peeps are just grumpy and got nothing better to do as from what i posted before about an HD guy getting pissed cuz i mistaken his ride for the HONDA FURY LMAO!! But no worries PCS i got your back!.... Question though...... will these links work with a 250 tire installed?
 

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I stopped by a custom shop a few weeks ago and we did some measuring with my big ass (6'2", 275) sitting on the bike. My guy says we can still drop it an inch with the 250 and not have any issues so I had him order them. I will advise once they are installed but it looks like we have the space.
 
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