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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 11-06-2015, 08:07 AM Thread Starter
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Default Interesting thing I found at dealer yesterday.

So I have a magnum and I'm looking to upgrade the suspension this winter. I've herd rumors that it has 1" longer front forks than a regular CC then I herd KevinX said he measured them 3/4" shorter.

So I went do dealer with a tape measure and every bike there including the Magnum measured the same within 1/8". I measured the shock body itself and then the total overall length and all identical.

So I'm confused now anyone ever open up a set of Magnum forks? I'm thinking they probably have a 1" limiting spacer installed in them to keep from bottoming out on the 21" fender and Vic just doesn't explain it properly.

Then you have the Vic 21" upgrade kit it says it comes with 1" longer forks and a lowered rear shock and link exactly like the explain the Magnum suspension.

So what's the real truth??

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Maybe the dealer could get you a copy of the instructions and what parts are in the kit. That might give you a better insight to what there is.
Maybe even get a hold of Rust Jones he does a lot of front ends and maybe he could help you out

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Default 21" wheel

When the dealer installed the 21" wheel they also installed new shocks, they said I had to get the bigger shocks to install the wheel correctly. I didn't pay for any of this, so didn't we a reason for them to lie about it.
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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 11-29-2015, 10:22 PM
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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.
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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 11-30-2015, 07:41 AM
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This is from the Vic website for 2016 models. seems only the shock is shorter not sure how .3" translates to 1 " lower seat, but maybe the seat is a lowered carve out.

Too bad, I would have loved to put the magnum forks on my CCT to level it out since I'm 1" dropped.


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