Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: Gold Coast, Australia.
Im currently making changes/improvements to my Vegas front forks. Ive already fitted a Progressive rear shock absorber or damper to use correct terminology that no one uses anymore.
Now the front forks also serve the purpose of absorbing shock (damping) in compression and also control the rebound or the way the forks expand to follow a dip in the road to keep the front tyre in good contact with the road.
Inside the forks, and I'm working on conventional Vegas forks, but my reasoning would say the internals of USD upside down forks are similar with a main spring and spacers tuned to each other.
These control ride height, sag, and have some form of top out spring to prevent a severe bottom out.
Whatever the mods are that Victory made to allow fitment of a bigger front wheel to work could be a combination of all the above.
Im no expert but Im learning though hands on experience.
You have to trust that Victory knows what theyre doing designing and making changes to thier bikes.
Really we dont need to understand electricity to turn on a light switch.
Or have a degree in physics to ride a motorcycle.
If it works it works.
Some of us like to know 'how it works' and to improve it to suit personal preference, our weight, our riding style.
Im probably one of them too.