This thread is not directions for anyone to use on how to lower a v star; it is for information only on what I did. Please contact Pacific Coast Star for proper directions.
I ordered a lowering kit from Pacific Coast Star (www.pacificcoaststar.com
) for my 1300 v star for $49.00 and installed it myself within an hour.
Single hole is the top. The longer slot will lower 2 1/4", shorter slot lowers 1"
I did not video it because I don't have a video camera or smart phone and wouldn't know how to put it on here even if I did.
I did take pictures. uh, after the fact, duh!
The installation took me about an hour but would take an experienced person much less time.
Here's how I
I stood the bike upright and put wood under it for support and stabilization.
I used a 5mm allen wrench to remove the bottom
I used a small jack under a silver thing to take pressure off the bolts.
Using a 17mm ratchet with a breaker bar I loosened the left side (kickstand side) top nut. I did not remove it.
Then I loosened the bottom nut but did not remove it.
I removed the top nut and pushed the top bolt halfway thru to the right side, I let the dog bone swing down out of the way then slid a Phillips screw driver through the hole and pushed the bolt the rest of the way out wiggling the bolt out from around the plastic box on the right side, letting the dog bone swing down out of the way ( I used the screw driver to hold the silver thing in place).
Plastic Box and silver thing
I put the top bolt through the hole of the new right side dog bone making sure the long slot on the bottom was facing toward the front of the bike.
I pushed the bolt through the silver thing which pushed the screw driver out, I put the left side dog bone on the bolt along with the nut.
I removed the bottom nut.
as I removed the bottom bolt halfway to the right the left side original dog bone fell off, I slid the screw driver in the hole pushing the bolt the rest of the way out allowing the right side original dog bone to fall off.
I slid the bottom bolt through the long slot on the new dog bone and continued pushing the bolt through the bottom of the silver thing and the screw driver out. I then slid the bolt through the long slot of the left side new dog bone.
I tightened the bottom nut and top nut, lowered the jack and removed the supports.