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Old 12-09-2012, 12:45 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey all,

I'm thinking about lowering my bike finally. Haven't modded anything in a couple years and have the itch again. I have Ripsaw pipes so I've been debating doing this for awhile but what the heck.

I know the PCS set is popular but I would prefer adjustable links and I know everyone used to recommend RAM's set. I like the idea of having the option of lowering it to where I like it but still having the option of going stock when my wife wants to ride,

I sent RAM a message and he never got back to me. Anyone know if he is still selling his? I also see that Baron's makes an adjustable set. Are these basically the same thing? I'd rather support RAM but if he's done I can go this route.

Last question, do I need to swap out my spring? ( The 1000lb Eibach seems to be the common choice). Does the heavier spring make for a stiffer ride?

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I have the barons adjustable links. They are very simular to Ram's links. I tried to get ahold of him too - was unsuccesfull. I ended up getting the links from Phats. They had the best price at the time. They are easy to install and adjust. As far as the spring goes, I have left my stocker in. I weigh in about 185 and never bottom out. I also increased the springload on mine. If your much heavier than me, or if you ride double up often, then you should get either the eibach 1000 lb, or you can also get the pcs spring. I almost always leave mine low, unless I know I will be doing some twisty stuff. It takes about 10-15 min to make an accurate adjustment. You must have both links at the same hight, otherwise too much force will be put on one link. I always count and match the threads. Hope this helps
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Old 12-09-2012, 11:38 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I bought my adjustable ones off Ebay and they seem to be made well and of good qualify materials. I have Samson Sweepers and I am scraping them often (I also like the twisties) and since I put on my 240 x 18 I also bottom out in the fender when riding 2 up with the wife...I weigh in at 175 and she at around 100...so I bought a PCs progressive spring which I have to install for next year. Hope this helps!
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If you happen to go with the PCS links, I've got a set I'd be willing to sell you.


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I tried getting a hold of Ram too. No response. I think he is done making links.
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I just paid $115 for my Barons set. $70 is a steal!
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I've been off the site for a while now been busy with a couple of car projects and a new grand daughter. I quit making them some time ago due to the fact there are now a bunch of copies on ebay that sell for less than it cost me to make the ones I was selling. It was fun while it lasted and at the time I was selling them they were quite a bit cheaper than what was available at the time.
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Purchased my bike lowered with the PCS Kit and I'm not thrilled with it. I'm 200lbs + and the rear does bottom out when going over bumpy road surfaces too fast if not careful. Adjustable Links are the best way to go hands down IMO.
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Purchased my bike lowered with the PCS Kit and I'm not thrilled with it. I'm 200lbs + and the rear does bottom out when going over bumpy road surfaces too fast if not careful. Adjustable Links are the best way to go hands down IMO.
I hear that! Bought my bike with pcs links and stock spring, at 275 lbs i bottomed it out just sitting on it. Put stock links back on the next day. Bought a 1,000 lbs spring and adjust links just waiting for it to warm up to install.
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