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02-04-2016, 09:58 PM,
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Anyone use Baron style lowering links on 1300?
Has anyone used the baron style lowering links? How are they to install and change settings. Ebay has a few different ones by different manufactures, any thoughts?
Thanks,
Hover
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02-04-2016, 10:30 PM,
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RE: Anyone use Baron style lowering links on 1300?
(02-04-2016, 09:58 PM)Hover Wrote: Has anyone used the baron style lowering links? How are they to install and change settings. Ebay has a few different ones by different manufactures, any thoughts?
Thanks,
Hover
I did. They are great. I lowered it 1 inch and did bottom out on small to medium bumps. Tightening of the spring fixed it. The instructions were pretty useless. After my future son-in-law and I fiddled around with it, we were able to get them installed. If I did it again, I would probably go with the Pacific Coast Star ones. Adjustments won't require removing the bolts again, just loosening them, unlike the Baron's.

Marc
2008 v star 1300
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02-04-2016, 11:38 PM,
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RE: Anyone use Baron style lowering links on 1300?
(02-04-2016, 10:30 PM)man451 Wrote:
(02-04-2016, 09:58 PM)Hover Wrote: Has anyone used the baron style lowering links? How are they to install and change settings. Ebay has a few different ones by different manufactures, any thoughts?
Thanks,
Hover
I did. They are great. I lowered it 1 inch and did bottom out on small to medium bumps. Tightening of the spring fixed it. The instructions were pretty useless. After my future son-in-law and I fiddled around with it, we were able to get them installed. If I did it again, I would probably go with the Pacific Coast Star ones. Adjustments won't require removing the bolts again, just loosening them, unlike the Baron's.

Marc
2008 v star 1300
Thanks Marc, did you find 1" made any difference in the look or feel?
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02-11-2016, 08:11 PM,
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RE: Anyone use Baron style lowering links on 1300?
(02-04-2016, 11:38 PM)Hover Wrote:
(02-04-2016, 10:30 PM)man451 Wrote:
(02-04-2016, 09:58 PM)Hover Wrote: Has anyone used the baron style lowering links? How are they to install and change settings. Ebay has a few different ones by different manufactures, any thoughts?
Thanks,
Hover
I did. They are great. I lowered it 1 inch and did bottom out on small to medium bumps. Tightening of the spring fixed it. The instructions were pretty useless. After my future son-in-law and I fiddled around with it, we were able to get them installed. If I did it again, I would probably go with the Pacific Coast Star ones. Adjustments won't require removing the bolts again, just loosening them, unlike the Baron's.

Marc
2008 v star 1300
Thanks Marc, did you find 1" made any difference in the look or feel?
Any time. I did. My main concern was getting my pants off the exhaust when stopped at a light, and it worked. It did lower the center of gravity which makes it feel more confident around turns, but it does decrease the amount of lean you can give it before you scrape boards. As far as the looks, it's not really that noticeable on my bike since I have Harley touring bags on it...

Marc
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03-26-2016, 11:28 PM,
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RE: Anyone use Baron style lowering links on 1300?
I did go with the Pacific Coast Star ones and I love em. Yes they lower your lean angle for turning but the boards aren't rigid so scrub away. I like the lower stance.. easier at stop lights..I'm 6"0" so. It's easier for my youngest daughter to get on and off the bike as well. No issues with her on the back either (80lbs)..haven't bottomed out yet but i have my rear spring set at position 4 ( little stiffer needed when oldest daughter (160lbs ) was on the bike.
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