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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 06-10-2016, 11:40 AM Thread Starter
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Default Tank Lift Spacers- where to get 'em

Several have PM'd and asked me if the tank lift spacers are still available/where to get them. Thought I'd just post the eBay link here. If you want a set and are going to any of the Victory rallies, some of the vendors including Mike with The Gonzo Garage, KevinX with Southern Motorworx and soon Kyle with KMC Powersports both sell and install them.

Links are for the same tank lift spacers, just a separate XC and XR listing.

Tank Lift Spacers Victory XC | eBay


Tank Lift Spacers Victory XR | eBay

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So what if anything do these do for me? Why would I want to lift the front of the tank? I have the pull back bars and might this cause an interfearence problem.

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On the "other" forum it is described in detail by forum members what it does to the bike,

You can clearly hear more air go into the intake

You can clearly hear the change in exhaust sound
Nobody did a dyno before / after installing but they are explaining the "but dyno" also ...

Apparently only for aluminium frame bikes... it wouldn't be hard to make one for steel frame bikes out of aluminium too ...

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Me want some of those...
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What are the made of? Rubber or plastic? Hard to tell looking at the pictures.
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If there was an actual proven performance difference, i'd buy a set. I don't care about the look of them, I just want the power.

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How about a pic? I read about them and I can see how they allow more air to get into the intake.

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How about a pic? I read about them and I can see how they allow more air to get into the intake.

I guarantee that it gets more air through the intake... Therefore making more power. For $25.00 I am going to find out. You can hardly tell that it's been lifted in the picture. I really like this mod. The only thing that pisses me off is I didn't think of it when I had my bike apart last winter!!! Lol.
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On the "other" forum it is described in detail by forum members what it does to the bike,

You can clearly hear more air go into the intake

You can clearly hear the change in exhaust sound
Nobody did a dyno before / after installing but they are explaining the "but dyno" also ...

Apparently only for aluminium frame bikes... it wouldn't be hard to make one for steel frame bikes out of aluminium too ...

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The steel frame bikes have the torque tubes which are far superior to this mod... The steel frame bikes with the Lloydz intake makes more power than the X bikes with the Lloydz filter anyways. The Vicbaggers 23"-26" upper frame has built in torque tubes, I know they make a pile more power than stock.
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We've talked about them more on another forum and on FB groups. Many here are members on the others. Yea, they are just for the cross bikes. But I'll tell you what I can. I've had mine, the original prototypes, installed since last November. Played around with a lot of with and without tank lift during the past 7 months and have learned a few things.

It's kind of funny for me on the performance topic because it wasn't a design goal for me. Wanted more space under the tank to play around with the intake setup and to give the tank a slightly more aggressive profile. I've been reluctant from the get go when we let the first 5-6 sets out last year and received anecdotal reports of possible performance improvement. Performance gain and claims, for me, has been a pleasant surprise but something I've avoided emphasizing.

The first dyno with them I believe was my bike in April at KevinX's shop in Florida. This was with cams, PCV, Lloyd air filter, timing wheel at +6, RCX mufflers, tank lift spacers and local 93 octane with up to 10% ethanol. He said he saw a couple of hp gain. He said he wasn't sure if it the filter was generally getting more air, or just more are when stationary in his enclosed trailer, a couple of fans supplying cooling air. I'm pretty sure there's a couple other dynos out there now as some have mentioned getting them installed at the time of cam swap and tune. But I haven't received any info yet.

I think that with the spring and summer rallies, the major tuners stay swamped with work, whether at home or on the road. I honestly don't think any have the time to give up half a day to do a proper dyno before and after comparison, tuning for each cylinder, cool off times, etc. Maybe over the winter something like that can be done by someone.

My educated guess based on my 7 months with them is that, when combined with the Lloydz air filter, is that the tank lift improves throttle response. I'm thinking it's sort of along the lines of adding a cold air intake on a car. Typically people feel a difference when driving around town. Maybe there's a couple hp way up on top, maybe not. But mostly it's just a throttle response improvement they feel, due to better flow dynamics between the filter and the throttle body, accompanied by a change in intake sound. Those aren't things that show up on a dyno sheet. Then there's Kyle who mentioned that he liked the way the lift spacers snugged up the tank fit.

In the adsence of sufficient hard data, we are left with trends interpreted by those who know these bikes well. I don't have anything more to offer at this time. And rather than answering a half dozen PMs a week asking how to get them, it just seemed easier to post it as a thread.
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