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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 09-25-2011, 08:13 PM Thread Starter
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Anyone try the 3 inch lowering kit?

I saw a 3 inch lowering kit for sale for a Victory.. Anyone try this that also has pictures:confused?
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post #2 of 19 (permalink) Old 09-26-2011, 11:14 AM
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Lots of mods gonna need to be done for that to work

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post #3 of 19 (permalink) Old 09-26-2011, 12:14 PM
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What bike???

I have 2-3" set at 2" for mine below. For kicks they tried 3 before delivery and said didn't leave much room between tire and frame. Do-able but ride would suffer and you should put the skid plate on. Was marginal to use skid plate at 2" not 100% necessary, but on a $22,000 investment well worth it.

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post #4 of 19 (permalink) Old 10-03-2011, 06:26 PM
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Well reading your screen name im assuming you have a jackpot. I lowered mine 3 inches, nothing really to modify other than the usual, i.e. relocate rear wiring harness attach to frame, shave lil casting off belt housing.
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1) Welcome to the forum

2) Wrong forum. This is for the bike of the month contest

3) If you lower 3" I sincerely hope you live in an area of the country like Florida where all the roads are flat and straight. VERY straight. Because you ain't turning that bike. Even long sweepers like freeway onramps, you'll be doing half the speed that you should be.

You're also upsetting the suspension geometry. Engineers who study for years designed your suspension for your bike to operate safely, at speed, during turns. You go as far as 3" lower and the entire configuration is out of whack for the bike and this can cause problems if you're really a rider. If you pose at Starbucks, trailer your bike to Bike Week, or only bar hop... you'll be ok, but if you actually ride, 3" is absurd.

It looks cool, but it isn't the best mod you can do in my humble opinion.

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1) Welcome to the forum

2) Wrong forum. This is for the bike of the month contest

3) If you lower 3" I sincerely hope you live in an area of the country like Florida where all the roads are flat and straight. VERY straight. Because you ain't turning that bike. Even long sweepers like freeway onramps, you'll be doing half the speed that you should be.

You're also upsetting the suspension geometry. Engineers who study for years designed your suspension for your bike to operate safely, at speed, during turns. You go as far as 3" lower and the entire configuration is out of whack for the bike and this can cause problems if you're really a rider. If you pose at Starbucks, trailer your bike to Bike Week, or only bar hop... you'll be ok, but if you actually ride, 3" is absurd.

It looks cool, but it isn't the best mod you can do in my humble opinion.
Spat on, on statement 2 & 3. Your last paragraph not so much. I'm lowered 3", I've NEVER posed at hippy ass starbucks, never trailered my bike anywhere, bar hop HELL YEAH! I also ride back and forth to work each morning, down to Austin the weekends, and lets not mention the club rides I do as well. Maybe my ass and back are made of iron maybe I have buns of steel but the ride is not bad, its still the most comfortable bike I've ever ridden.

You do suffer when leaning in to turns, that's common sense but remember your not riding a crotch rocket so don't try and drag the knee. Use common sense when riding and you should be fine

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3 in lowering kit

I would like to know if this will work on the jackpot. My wife has a 2010 JP with a 1 in lowering kit and she is still tiptoeing

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post #8 of 19 (permalink) Old 12-05-2011, 02:54 PM
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For what it's worth, I lowered my 07 JP I think it was 2". It was the best looking mod I did and the worst mod I did impacting the ride and performance of the bike. The ride becomes way to harsh for me (Preload)and I bottomed out all the time turning. If I had kept the bike it was going back stock with a Penske shock.

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post #9 of 19 (permalink) Old 12-05-2011, 09:34 PM
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3 inch lowering kit

My wife is only 115 lbs and doesn't get very low in turns so scraping won't b a problem

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post #10 of 19 (permalink) Old 12-06-2011, 05:27 PM
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@CountryJack: for your wife's Jackpot so may want to look into getting the seat custom fitted, assuming she is still using the OEM seat. She should be able to get her feet closer to the ground by having the seat reshaped...not necessarily just shaving the padding down to lower the seat height, but by shaving the areas on the left & right side where her thighs make contact. The OEM seat it pretty thick in those areas...

I had my seat custom fitted, and although I didn't have any problem reaching the ground or pegs, I did notice that after my seat was done my feet were closer to the ground.

Just a thought anyways...

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