PCS Suspension / Lowering Kit Testimonials
|After reading your
web reviews I ordered the lowering kit for my V Star Deluxe.
It was easy to install and my mind is blown at the "improvement
it makes in handling, especially in the corners”. I was
hoping to get a little better footing with the lowering kit,
but got much, much more than ever expected. LOVE the product,
Will be ordering more of your products for my V Star in the
2015 V Star 1300 Deluxe
|Got the slam kit
with rear spring and lowering kit. What a difference this made
on the look and m.ost important on the handling! Feels like
the bike is hugging the road, love how smooth the turning feels
2005 vstar 650 classic
|I got the slam package
(lowering kit & progressive spring) set it at -2 1/4. Also put
4" over fork tubes from PCS. Bike looks good and rides even
better like my own custom. Thanks to everyone @ PCS Good
Service & Great Prices. Absolutely - Awesome THANKS AGAIN
04 V-Star 1100 Classic
|I Just had to give
my input on the lowering kit for my Roadliner. I have
to say I was a little unsure about getting this installed, but
after just a few miles with it, I just love it. Improved
my cornering handling and maneuvering around in parking
lots ( I'm a short rider). For those out there who are thinking
about it, go for it. Just one negative would be if you
have long pipes your leaning angle is going to get shorter.
Your pipes may scrape.
Roadliner midnight 07
|Lowered my bike
with the lowering kit and it couldn't have been easier.
The instructions were easy to follow, The hardest part of the
process was breaking the bolts loose. The bike does not bottom
out even though I dropped it 2 and a quarter inches.
If you have been thinking about lowering your bike than
this kit is it. Go Ahead and do it, You know you want to.
Yamaha V Star 1300
|fitted pcs forward
controls and lowering kit to my xvs1100 forward controls look
great and are really smooth to use .had trouble removing bolts
to fit lowering kit but once on it is so easy to adjust. hurry
up with my next order
|Just got the Potato
Chip, Lowering Kit, and Forward Control Extenders.
WOW! Can't believe the difference this stuff made, my ride height
is now 25", my balance is SOOOOO much better, and with my feet
moved forward I feel like I'm riding my recliner down the highway.
Seat is very comfortable, infinitely better than stock despite
the thin profile. I'm 6'1" and 225 lbs, but there is still plenty
of cushion. The forward controls were easy to install, took
maybe 20 minutes. The lowering kit was a little more difficult,
but with a Sears bike lift or similar it shouldn't take you
more than an hour or so. I am not too handy with a wrench, I
don't even change my own oil, but I got them installed with
minimal headaches. All in all I'd say I am more than thrilled
with the products I purchased and recommend them and Pacific
Coast Star to anyone looking for quality affordable accessories.
2009 V-Star 1300
|After getting my
license last Labor Day weekend and riding a 2003 Suzuki 650
Savage for 4 months, I was ready for a bigger bike. My
husband insisted that I should go with a V-Star 950 which I
bought at the beginning of June 2010. A week later we
headed for for a 5 day 1300+ mile trip. I'm only 4'11",
the bike was way too high for me and 3 times in 3 days I dumped
it - I HATED the bike and really had second thoughts about buying
If I was ever going to ride it again, I was either going to
have to get 'lifts' on my boots, get 'ghost wheels', or try
to find a seat that would put me closer to the ground.
I am so glad that I found PCS's website and after checking out
my options, I was really happy to see that they offered a lowering
kit. I thought I'd try it prior to sinking money into
a seat and I am so glad I did. My husband spent about
20 minutes installing it and I cannot believe the difference.
Just 2-1/4" lower made such a huge difference! I'm now
able to sit with my feet flat on the ground and it's amazing
to feel how much better the center of gravity is.
I have much more confidence and now instead of being nervous
about the thought of stopping, I'm comfortable and pretty proud
to be a woman biker. Thanks to PCS, I no longer
have regrets about buying my V-Star 950.
2010 V-Star 950
|Was hard installing
lowering kit and the RC components wheel at the same time, but,
WOW I can't say enough how great the ride is even lowered 2
1/4 " it rides better than the stock I even have it set at the
lowest tension setting and it does not bottom out. I rode over
every bad bump I could find. Install can be done at home with
a lift, a torque wrench and basic tools but you have to have
a suspension shop change the spring on the shock for you. I
did it with a friend in my garage, but I was also swapping in
a new rim for the first time so you can probably cut 2 hours
off that because I was new to the work.
The Ride Is Way Better Than Stock.
08 v star 1100 custom lowered with gangster rear fender
|Well, I bought a
lot of stuff from PCS so here is a breakdown of it all,
First and foremost, I purchased the monster power package #1.
Installed it and HOLY (You know what)!! What a phenomenal package.
Power is INCREDIBLE! It runs very well, starts very well even
in cold weather, and still gets high 40's for MPG. (Need a few
more long runs to get an exact figure) Everything was of the
highest quality and included new gaskets as well. The Monster
Pro pipe sounds great and it looks pretty good too.
Second I purchased the 6 Degree triple trees, front and rear
progressive springs. I was a bit concerned after calculating
the new trail numbers, but put it on and tried it, I retained
the stock forks as they get lengthened 1.5" with the kit, it's
a whole new bike. It used to take some muscle to get it to corner,
now you just think corner and it reacts. NO high speed wobble
or any unstable feeling, even right to the end of the needle.
FANTASTIC handling. The springs make it actually ride without
bottoming out, they improved cornering at least 2x as I am not
dragging the pegs instantly due to bagged out suspension.
Third I purchased a bunch of other items, pullback risers with
tach (fantastic quality and brought the bars into my reach just
perfectly). Remote oil filter kit (a necessity with one piece
Lastly my very favorite part of it all..... PCS "spiked" forward
controls. Words can not do these justice, the pics on the website
can not do them justice. They are made with unbelievable quality,
the chrome is perfect, the thickness is unreal and the look
is so awesome I wanted to mount them on my shop wall !!! But
I installed them instead ! They are completely adjustable, although
that is not mentioned in the instructions (good note here PCS
guys, explain and detail the adjustability of these units) I
just decided to disassemble them and found that they have infinite
adjustability. These controls looked so good that I HAD to buy
the matching handlebar spiked grips with rubber inserts to match.
And as usual they were higher quality than even I was expecting.
All in all..... Fantastic products and fair pricing from PCS.
I have and will recommend you to anyone who checks out my ride.
THANKS for making my V-Star better than I ever thought it could
2007 V-Star 1100 Custom
Just want to thank you for hookin' me up with some great products.
I couldn't have asked for any better outcome. The combination
10.6/1 pistons and the Triple X2 cams really turned that little
1100 into a Beast!
The Speedometer could have used a few more marks on it!
Results, 40'+ black rubber on the pavement. The new progressive
springs front and back make taking curves effortless at far
faster speeds than previous, no more dive/bounce from centrifugal
forces when you started to push it a little.
Mike from Minnesota
V Star 1100
|30 minutes later
and 2" lower in the back. Love it. Only trouble was getting
the top bolt out. Not a problem once you take off the little
swing arm guard that is attached to the inner right side of
the swing arm (8mm bolt) just in line with the upper ploate
bolt. Since the arm is now raised 1 - 2", the little guard is
no longer needed. Also, go ahead before starting the process
by putting the rear tire on a 2 x 6 or two so when your jack
is released...there is enough clearance for the jack to be removed.(unless
you have a true 0 profile motorcycle jack). Il love the new
look but it was for her footing. Either reason it looks great
and is very functional.
2009 V Star 950
|Slam Package rocks,
easy to install and what a difference in handling.
2008 Yamaha Raider
|I was skeptical
at first when I received the lowering kit, but what a difference!!
Cary at customer service's the best !! Now I'm waiting for the
potato seat, I'm convinced that it will be excellent as the
L/K THANK'S for the right stuff rightly priced !!
|Just wanted to say
that the compression springs I just put in my V Star 1300 from
you guys are awesome. Such an enormous improvement over the
stock sponges that came with it. You guys rock.
V Star 1300
|I installed my slam
package lowering kit on my 2008 Raider it rides and handles
2008 Yamaha Raider
|Thank you for making
these quality products for the VStar, I purchased the lowering
links and 4" risers and the bike is a whole different animal
now. The rear is slammed and looks and rides great. thanks again.
V Star 950
|I received and installed
my progressive rear coil spring. The ordering and shipment was
hassle free. The function of the coil spring is just as impressive.
The ride and handling are much better.
2000 Road Star
Medicine Hat, AB
Hi just put the
PCS lowering kit on my 2005 midnight warrior was
pretty straight forward instruction excellent kit look is very
menacing now thanks again
2005 Midnight Warrior
I purchased the lowering kit
and my husband and I installed it in short order. I was amazed
at how quickly you can lower your bike 2 1/4", now my bike is
a low ridin bitch, not to mention the ground reach, I'm
less than 5' 2!! Thanks PCS for a great product!
When I bought my V-Star last year the one thing
that really stood out at me was how high the rear suspension
sat. When the bike was on its side stand you could actually
see the tread on the top of the rear tire from the side...far
too high for my approval! The price of the lowering kit
almost seemed too cheap to be good but after reading all the
positive reviews I went ahead and ordered one. Wow, what
an amazing difference it makes! The bike sits like I always
thought it should and looks awesome. The kit was very
easy to install, took me about 25 minutes. The ride is
just as comfortable as before. Hats off to PCS for making
a great product at a great price!
2004 V-Star 1100 Classic
East Greenville, PA
You guys are great you are the only ones that could help me
with the great lowering kit available that is adjustable. As
you said it takes about 30 minutes to fit and is really easy
to fit bike looks great know and will be back to get allot more
gear for my bike
2006 1100 v star custom
Brisbane, QLD Australia
I have installed the lowering kit and forward controls on
my bike, what a difference! Get a lot compliments. Look forward
to adding on a lot of more goodies. Thanks!
2003 V-Star 1100 Custom
San Antonio, TX
Bought my bike new and have put almost 18,000 miles on it in
the last 2 years. The first two weeks were the most fun until
this last week. I ordered a new Progressive Rear Spring from
PCS and installed it last weekend. Words can't convey how much
nicer my bike handles and rides. My wife who rides on the back
pad (bun cruncher) says it's the BEST money I've spent on my
bike. I've tried a few bikes here with the 1,000 pound springs
on them and I'll take this one ANY day of the week. Very soft
yet totally controlled ride with or without a passenger. I've
tried to bottom out and have yet to get that job done. I've
also not been able to get the nerve up high enough to scrape
my floorboards like I could before. No squat in the corners
it just plain flat GOES !! Thanks again PCS for a great product
and super service.
2003 Roadstar Silverado
W. Simsbury, CT
Cary & Greg
So far my seat, rear spring, lowering kit, handlebars,
cables, pipes, and grips have all come from PCS because you
guys sell great stuff and provide excellent service. Keep up
the good work...my bike isn't finished yet.
'04 VStar Custom
After looking around trying to find lowering kits for my
bike I checked out the Swedish sight www.yamahacustomclub.se
and found that a guy had ordered a lowering kit from PCS. The
price was right so I ordered a kit. 10 day's later the mail
came, and last Thursday I entered the garage and replaced the
"dogbones". I can't use words to tell how surprised I got when
I saw the result! The whole bike changed before my eyes and
it got "complete". With the dragbarhandle, pullback raisers,
supertrapp exhaust system (modified), the bike went from ‘almost
finished’ to ‘finished’. The comments from other biker's was:
That's a nice bike!! and, eye's almost popped out. Thank You
for fast shipping and a price that's right and most important,
a product that really makes my bike look the way I want. Best
regards from Sweden!
Yamaha XVS 1100 custom
IT'S ALL TRUE!!!!
Went down to pcs, and got the slam deal (lowering kit, potato
chip seat)!!!!!!!!!. The kit slammed the seat height down a
couple inches (about 5) which was perfect for me. I’m glad I
chose the pcs lowering kit and the seat looks and feels great.
The custom bikes they got on the site looked even better
in the shop! thx pcs!!!
Vstar classic 1100
Las Vegas, NV
Just wanted to say thanks guys for a great product. Installed
the 4 stage lowering kit on my bike and got instant responses
wherever I ride. Thanks for having such a large selection of
custom parts for the VStar. I really love my bike and the more
I do to it the more others love it. Thanks
2003 1100 vstar classic
My son and I both bought the Lowering Kits. Easy to install
and the bikes look great. We have had lots of questions already
and are pointing people your way.
V-Star 1100 Classic
The guest service that booth of Cary and Greg give was/is
wonderful, and not just customer service. After riding almost
100 miles to their shop without an appointment (sorry Guys)
I was invited in as a guest, a fellow biker. I can't tell you
how refreshing that is. If your like me and don't know that
much about how bike's work but know what LOOK your going for,
Pacific Coast Star is the first and last place to get all the
toys for your ride.
Oh! the Lowering kit - in one word S W E E T.
Price, service these Guys are the best!
2004 V-Star Classic
El Cajon, Ca
Cary and Greg, thought I'd drop a few lines. I purchased
the Potato Chip, Pillion Seat and Lowering Kit. PCS'
Seat is very comfortable and like other riders have said it
feels like your riding in the bike, not on top of it. The bike
looks GREAT sits 22 3/8" ground to seat standing up, get plenty
of compliments THANKS. Give out your wed address to all that
ask, highly recommended. Nice doing business with you both
03 VStar 1100 Custom
Thanks, guys, for the quick email reply, the fast service,
and a great product. Got the new 4-way lowering kit and installed
it on V-Star 1100 Silverado in about 30 minutes (including coffee).
Bike looks great, and rides better in my opinion (did a little
6-hour run after installation)! Already looking at the list
for more products from PCS! GREAT JOB! I'm sending other guys
Reverend Spencer (Tac) Haygood
2003 V-Star 1100 Silverado
|I just had to drop
a not to say what an exceptional product you folks have. I started
out by purchasing your lowering kit for my V Star 1100 Classic,
and man, what a huge difference it made. I then had to
purchase your Potato Chip seat and what an even bigger difference
that made. It gave my bike the exact look I as looking for.
I placed my order for the seat on a Sunday evening and had my
new seat on my bike by Thursday afternoon. I couldn't be happier.
And I forgot to mention that the lowering kit took me a total
of 45 minutes to install. Thanks again for making my bike the
bike I had always imagined.
2003 V STAR 1100 Classic
Just wanted to let you guys know I love the potato chip seat.
I was surprised how much more comfortable it was over the stock
setup. That with my pcs lowering kit really gave my bike the
look I was after. Just ordered a new fender and tank
from you guys and can't wait to get them so they can go out
for paint. Still deciding on the style rear fender I will purchase
from you. Keep up the good work. You guys blow allot of the
other vendors out of the water. Ride on
"02" V-Star 1100 custom
|I was very pleased
with the lowering kit for my Road Star, it took me a whole 20
minutes to install, the directions were easy to follow. I will
be ordering a seat from PCS soon. The bike looks and rides great,
I am waiting for my new aluminum wheels and my "Gold Leaf" to
finish it up. Sits nice and low now......... thanks
2000 Road Star
|I bought the lowering
kit. Installed it in a 1/2 hr. Love it.I can slam it when I
ride solo and when the misses wants to go it takes 3-5 minutes
to put it back to stock setting. I'm gonna get the original
seat here pretty quick. Thanks PCS
02' 1100 Classic
|I just wanted to
say that the Chip seat is awesome! It gives the bike a much
more custom look, the way it follows the frame and fender lines.
Of course, the lowering kit adds to the look as well.
Together, they make the bike look and feel low, lean, and mean.
The stock seat is in route to you guys. Thanks again.
2002 V-Star 1100 Custom
New Orleans, LA
|AWESOME seat!! I
bought the ultimate slam package. I love the look of
the seat and when I slammed the bike it even looked better!
Installation was very easy. It took about an hour and half.
Great customer service! Greg had every answer and was very willing
to help in any way he could. Received the core refund check
in record time! Very pleased and will recommend you guys to
as many bikers as I can. I have already had allot of comments
on the seat and the lowering kit. Great job!!
Thanks so much
2003 Yamaha V Star 1100 Classic
Terre Haute, IN
|Where to start?
I initially ordered the Ultimate Slam kit and an AIS kit in
February, and had them installed the day I got them - WOW what
a difference! I swear I sit 4 inches lower than stock. (of course
I had to shovel snow to get the bike into the garage from the
shed, so I couldn't ride it yet - arghhhh!)
Then I decided spring was a ways off and went ahead and ordered
the air cleaner and had Greg and Cary Chrome it for me as well.
The bike is now together, the snow is gone (almost) and I've
had her out on the road again. I can't believe the difference
in the feel of riding now with the chip seat and lowering kit.
And the look of that DPM air cleaner is fantastic! Thanks again
guys for your wonderful and fast service, as well as a great
2001 V-Star 1100 Custom
Orrs Island ,ME
Hey guys, received the ultimate slam package today
and installed the seat and lowering kit in 1 hour (by myself).
The seat fits me like a glove and really does change the appearance
of the bike for the better. The lowering kit is awesome very
easy to install and adjust the best thing is if I get tired
of riding LOW I can adjust it up a bit for a different look
all together. You guys have been a great pleasure to
work with and will continue to do business with you and tell
others about you. Thanks again for your knowledge and professional
99 v-star 1100 Custom
Oklahoma City, OK
|You guys hit the
nail on the head. What a feeling to be part of the bike instead
of on it. After getting the chip seat and the lowering kit,
I spend as much time staring as I do riding. Thanks!
2001 1100 Classic
Newport News, VA
in lowering the RoadStar should look into the Pacific Coast
Star lowering kit. Excellent quality; simple installation (and
I'm no wrench -- but I'm starting to feel like one). Took about
75 minutes from start to finish. Definitely improved the ride
and the look. Make sure you have a standard and a stubby 17mm
wrench, a 17mm socket, and a universal joint adapter for that
one hard to reach bolt at the bottom of the relay arm. Take
my word for it (from someone who didn't want to grind a part
to do the flip --which I know is free), the PCS lowering kit
is worth the price. Works great with their Potato Chip seat.
BTW, I don't work for 'em and I don't make any $$$ from 'em.
Fort Lauderdale, FL
|Just got your lowering
kit in the mail 30 minutes ago and guess what? Its in already
and it looks awesome! Very easy to install, clear illustrated
directions, and a ride that feels factory. Ground clearance
for me is great. There aint nothin like the tire up in the fender,
great job guys I am very satisfied and will recommend this product
to anyone. thank you,
You guys are on your way!
2001 1100 V-star Classic
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