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Lowering an 1100 Classic

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  1. SlovPoge
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    Saw another 1100 Classic that has me interested, but the owner has lowered the bike. He offers to return it back to normal height.

    What is involved with this? Are there any non-reversable steps taken when you lower a bike like this? Anything specific I should look for when I go see the bike?

  2. Ghozd608
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    Most of the Lower kits for the 1100, are just replacing 2 bars. NO PERMINENT MODIFICATION IS DONE TO THE BIKE.
    Also these bars allow you to change height fairly easily. If the bike has the PCS (Pacific Coast Star) lowering kit, it takes about 5 minutes to change height, you only need to loosen 2 bolts and change position. I believe the Barons lowering kit, requires you to remove the 2 bolts and change location of which hole you are using. The lowering kits usually allow you (I believe its 3 different heights) stock, 3/4 lower, 1-1/4" lower, and 1-3/4" lower. There also is No irreversible modifications done to the bike. Go to pacificcoaststar.com and under V-STAR 1100, AND suspension, you can see the 1/4 steel bars that are replaced. your stock bars have 1 hole at each end, Pcs bars have a "J" shape at each end, and most others have 3 holes at each end. Hope this helps. Note: Althou he could have a air suspension lowering kit, but I am sure he would have told you that, and you would want to keep it, if for nothing else to sell it on e-bay as run 700 to about 1300 dollars.

    Ask him which lowering kit he put on it, and if you would like I can scan the stock bars and the lowering kit bar, so you can see the difference.

    Ghost

    e-mail me if you want a picture of the modification.
    mailto:Ghostridervstar@msn.com

  3. SlovPoge
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    Thx for the reply. I'll try to meet up with him this week and I'll ask / take pic's. Then I'll re-post here.

  4. Ghozd608
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    SlovPoge,
    Its easy to adjust the different hieghts, but you have to have a way to lift the bike and take the weight of the rear wheel. I use my bike jack to lift the bike, then I use a floor jack to lift the rear wheel until it is at a nuetral weight, so that you can adjust the bars. Just thought I would mention that so you know what it involves. other than that all you do is losten 2 bolts and tighten them back up.

    Ghost.

  5. Ghozd608
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    SlovPoge,
    depending on the pipes, and what kind of riding you do, many people like the v-star lowered for handling. You just have to be sure what clearance you have. I know I love the way my V-Star handles lowered, But I do have to be carefull on RIght turns do to my pipes. I also put Progressive suspension in my bike to, so that makes allot of difference also.

    Ghost.

  6. kamezbanger
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    My 1100 is lowered and I LOVE it.

  7. zniff
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    I lowered mine a full 2 inches looks better and to me its more of a comfortable ride but its all in what you want

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