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Re: PCS Lowering Connectors

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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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dliszews said:
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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chubbleyum said:
has anyone esle noticed a difference in the front end travel after lowering? i cant seem to drive straight and drift from side to side. maybe from less weight on the front end?
I was having this issue the first couple of rides, but not any longer now that i am used to it. It seems the bike leans much easier with it lowered so the slightest pressure on the bars has you moving left or right. After a bit you wont wobble all over.
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Skematik said:
RavenStryker said:
It's not an issue with two up and my 240. It's all good
Are you at the 1" or 2.25" setting on your links with 2up though?
+1, Would like to also know as this is quickly moving closer to the top of my list of mods. The 240 Tire that is, i am already lowered 2" :)
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Clar, the 3 holes go to the bottom and the single to the top, this is so all you have to do is pull the bottom bolt and not touch the top to change height from 1" to 2" with those bones.
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mx918mx said:
How much more am I going to scrape if I put the PCS dog bones on??? I already am getting close to the rubber on the stock pegs with all the metal I have grinded off so far. My other bike is a canyon carving CBR 1K so maybe that has something to do with why my stryker pegs are grinding down to nothing ;D. Just want to make sure that it won't be any worse going down 2"s and definately not put anything else dragging across the asphault like my exhaust.
If your riding that aggresively to scrape that much now, You mine as well stock up on pegs if you lower the bike, Cause you will be going through them... ;)
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When I did this, I left the rear wheel barely touching the ground and jacked the bike up and down. I sure like your way alot better Clar. That would have been so much easier to lift the bike up and then jack only the rear wheel up and down.
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HeddingsStryker said:
,I read through all 5 pages and I'm pretty sure I didn't see this so here is my question. Does anyone run this kit at 2.25 drop, ride 2 up,wearing a 240?
Follow the link below and Check the last post on bottom of page 10 by Skematic. The problem with this is that different tires have different size profiiles. The AVON 240 has the lowest profile from what i understand of the 240's and may or may not be an issue riding 2 up at the 2.25 drop. I will be adding the AVON hopefully soon and will be able to test it but as a good rule for any mod. Don't take peoples word with this mod. Pull the rear fender and check clearance for yourself. It's your safety so make sure you check it. There are also many factors to consider one of which is total weight. Good Luck

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bowhuntng6 said:
I have the PCS lowering links if anyone is interested for $50.00 and Ill ship it anywhere for that price
Your too kind selling the PCS Lowering links for $1 more than PCS does. Great Deal my friend... ;)

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:) Now that is a great price.... Lots of luck with the sale. I would snatch them up if I didn't already have a set on my bike.
Hope you ate your Wheaties, Easy Peasy job but those bolts are a, Well you will know soon enough ;)
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