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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 10-18-2012, 10:20 PM Thread Starter
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Default After the floorboard hits, the pipe is next

I've touched down the floorboards a few times on my XCT (see the Deals Gap pics at the end of my gallery page - link below), without incident.

The boards fold up five or six degrees, according to my measurement. In case anyone was wondering what comes next, I took a short off-ramp from a scenic byway in a spirited fashion today and found out it's the exhaust cover. See pics below; the exhaust mark runs from a few inches behind that seam to half a foot or so in front of it. The bike got squirrelly for a second, upping the pucker factor, so I don't really recommend this.

(Incidentally, I have my tires at approx. 40/42 F/R, and my shock somewhere between 40 - 50, and I weigh about 220. And as I wasn't really expecting this, I wasn't hanging off, they way you might ride during an obvious course of twisties; if I had been, might not have touched anything.)
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WOW! Who'd a thunk it?!? What a unique badge of courage you are sporting. Glad you came through it OK.

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post #3 of 18 (permalink) Old 10-18-2012, 11:26 PM
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Remember when you wear those floor boards out they offer police ones that have a replaceable wear piece,if I remember correctly. I think you have pushed it to the limit leaning over. UNLESS you start modifying and allowing more lean clearance. I still have not touched the boards on this bike. My last bike I use to drag things once in awhile.

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My bike is an inch lower in the rear. I've scraped the bag bar lower bracket several times making right turns, but not the floorboards or shield. I'm half tempted to raise it back to stock height.

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Hmmmm, I don't get it. I have a stock XCT and tires are at 40/40 with rear shock at 40lbs.

I also have the highway pegs that get mounted underneath the floorboards VICTORY HIGHWAY PEGS VISION TOUR, CROSS ROADS & CROSS COUNTRY 2875738.jpg

And I have tried leaning over very far but haven’t come close to hitting the extended highway pegs. Well I came close but they didn't scrape. That's probably because I was watching for them to scrape and subconsciously not leaning far enough.

I did lean real far with the pegs up and was surprised just how far these bikes can lean but still didn't hit the edge of the floorboards, it was close though so I know I could hit the extended highway pegs if not careful.


Oh, and I weigh in at a hefty 285lbs.

I think I need to look into adding some curb feelers so my highway pegs would just raise my floorboards up instead of maybe catching the edge and doing some real damage to the bike and myself.

There is a Philips screw underneath the peg itself and it doesn’t appear to hold anything on, so I'm thinking it's for removing and adding some curb feelers.

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I had the cruise pegs mounted on my last bike and I could could scrape all day and never the pegs close to the ground. I did add an extention and nut to use as a wear part.

I've been close but have not scraped the XCT boards yet. I'm sure it will happen but not something I am gunning for, I am down to front chicken strips of about 3/8" so I know it is just a matter of time before the boards loose paint

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I've touched down the floorboards a few times

It's interesting how much weight distribution (front to rear) effects it on our bikes. This guy is about ready to dechrome his high dollar pipes
and he doesn't even appear to be near ready to touch a floorboard:






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The guy above looks like he didn't set his shock up for 2 people, and if he leaned his body to the left of the centerline of the bike would not even be close to touching.
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I'm lowered and always hit bag guards first, then my heat shields at the rear because the angle of the bike is so much lower in rear.

When I put on the RPW's I decreased the diameter of the shields at the rear (made them fit tighter) and it helped alot.

Really need someone to figure out an easy way to lower front of bike to get it more level.

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Here are two pics from when I went riding Deals Gap in April (about a month after I got my '12 XCT):

http://www.billanddot.com/victory-xct/hi-res/170227.jpg
http://www.billanddot.com/victory-xct/hi-res/170266.jpg

(If you wait for the pics to load, and then, in most browsers, just click anywhere on them, they expand to full-size; at that point, you can use the scroll bars to move around. Posting pics directly on the forum here doesn't really do justice to detailed shots.)

Anyway, I was visiting a daughter in Asheville, about two hours away, and was just doing a day-trip of riding in the area. You can see: A) lots of stuff close to touching, and possibly a floorboard down, and; B) reasonable posture (and looking through turns), but I wasn't hanging off. I was just doing a rhythm sort of ride, not trying to set any records. On the way from NC to TN, I don't think I hit anything; the way back - second pass, and better sight lines in that direction - I scraped the boards two or three times.

MTVic: what are RPWs?

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