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I know I have found it once before. I would like instructions on how to make lowering links for a v star 1300. I think the instructions were for a 1100 but it was the same i think.
 

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I would imagine it is as simple as measuring for the height you want just pull the stock one off and go from there.
 

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Oh I'm with ya. I was gonna buy em, make my own and return IF I did a good enough job...lol

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Ive heard however that without the progressive spring, your asking for trouble in bottoming out.

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But I saw the plans and a spec saying how much further apart drops how much. That's what I wanna find but for the life of me I cant.
 

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See that's why I'll prob buy mine. $50 and it does all 3 stages. I don't have the resources to build all that. Good luck and post plenty.

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Even with progressive spring it still bottoms out on the lowest setting with me 220 6"4 and my wife at 115 and bags its bottomed out with the barons kit at the lowest setting and the high rate spring still. Swapped it to the higher but still dropped setting much better ride and no more bottoming out.
 

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I built one set last night(1 1/8" drop). It took no time at all, scrap steel, and now I have the pride of doing it myself. I'm 145lbs. I am installing the 1 1/8" ones tonight and seriously doubt I'll bottom out. I'll finish the other two sets sometime in the next week here. I want a progressive spring, in the near future, but last night I read of the road star spring giving a little bit of a weight rating increase. So I'll make that decision in the next day or two with research and recommendation.
 

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So the original measurement is shown in this pic. The tape measure was on a little bit of an angle. It was 15 3/4".
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This pic is showing my links. Simple and easy. Based on the instructions I posted above.
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This is the after. It measured 14 1/2". I haven't ridden it yet but it looks awesome.
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Anyone can do this. A hack saw, a drill, and some paint will make the links. And simple metric tools will disassemble the bike to install them.
 

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I am pretty sure that it will work. If you look on barons site the same links do various different models.
Thanks. Yea that's what I've found. I'm at work now (I work in an aerospace machine shop) so I figured while I'm here....I have this steel, I have these tools....why not? Going for the full 2.25" drop. Should have em installed by dark.

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OK I installed a 2.25" drop tonight. Made the links at work...easy. Installed with niegbor...not as easy. That was a pain in the ass... but oh the ass end looks so good now. I'm so happy with the way she sits now. Tomorrow I test the ride and post pics.

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