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Okay, a little late here, etc. FWIW now, one of things I tell newbie passengers is to try to put their weight STRAIGHT DOWN on that left peg/floorboard when getting on, as opposed to pulling the bike toward them when putting that left foot down. This way, the bike is supporting their on-coming weight, as opposed to a kickstand or a rider's left leg.

Not trying to be a smartass here -- I really tell newbies that. That, and to grab my shoulders -- I always sit on the bike first -- when getting on, but after that no more shoulder grabbing, as I need use of my arms and shoulders to steer. And "be the bike" in cornering -- no trying to sit upright when the bike's leaned over.

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Okay, a little late here, etc. FWIW now, one of things I tell newbie passengers is to try to put their weight STRAIGHT DOWN on that left peg/floorboard when getting on, as opposed to pulling the bike toward them when putting that left foot down. This way, the bike is supporting their on-coming weight, as opposed to a kickstand or a rider's left leg.

Not trying to be a smartass here -- I really tell newbies that. That, and to grab my shoulders -- I always sit on the bike first -- when getting on, but after that no more shoulder grabbing, as I need use of my arms and shoulders to steer. And "be the bike" in cornering -- no trying to sit upright when the bike's leaned over.
Thanks for the tips (pun not intended)...Ill remember the mounting tips, specially with the larger ladies, she really caught me unawares.
In all my years of riding Ive never had passenger problems, well only a couple to tell the truth.
one friend who was so terrified he fought the bike on turns, ..Never again!
and about 25 years ago I had a drunk mate fall off the back off my XS65O when I dumped the clutch on a wooden bridge expecting it to wheelspin....it bit and he flew off the back...and he didnt spill a drop of his beer!

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" " 495 cams
" " TorqueTubes
" " timing wheel @4 deg.
" " Primary plate
" " IAV
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Kingpin USD Forks
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1 3/4" 'Burleigh Bars'
Stebel air horn
12.106 @110.90mph
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Lloyds air filter
" " VM1 Cams
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Never really thought about how to mount a passenger. I'll have to remember that about stepping up and not pulling the bike. It makes perfect sense and I can see how someone would just grab and try to pull themselves.
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@Motorbikerx, @IndyVictory, et al.: for those who can spare a minute and a half, here's a really nice video, made 10 years ago by a friend of mine and his wife in VA. It's with a scooter (when he and I owned the exact same model and year), but the principles -- that step down, don't pull -- are the same:

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Never really thought about how to mount a passenger. I'll have to remember that about stepping up and not pulling the bike. It makes perfect sense and I can see how someone would just grab and try to pull themselves.
oh mate I had no worries mounting the passenger!...done that several times, problem was when she was getting on my bike after

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Lloydz 109"cube big bore
" " 495 cams
" " TorqueTubes
" " timing wheel @4 deg.
" " Primary plate
" " IAV
RPW Slash pipes
PCV
Progressive 465 rear shock
Kingpin USD Forks
18" XC front wheel
1 3/4" 'Burleigh Bars'
Stebel air horn
12.106 @110.90mph
114/123

Victory Cross Country 2010 (106)
Lloyds air filter
" " VM1 Cams
Home gutted exhaust
Maximus
Both tuned by [email protected] Dyno
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Mine saved me at a stop. Slipped in some gravel. The curvature of the intersection was a little steep and without the bars my bike would have smashed flat down on the right and then some. Also appreciate the foot protection.
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HD and Indian really need to make this an option on these touring models. You have to go FULL IDIOT not to solve this problem.!

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The bars are great. I see people selling them online because they don't like the look of the rear bars. I've had my CCT tipped 4 times I think. No biggie and zero damage because of those bars. Not work so well in gravel but no bars do. That one member here that rolls the bike over to fix flats. Good enough reason to keep the bars.
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The bars are great. I see people selling them online because they don't like the look of the rear bars. I've had my CCT tipped 4 times I think. No biggie and zero damage because of those bars. Not work so well in gravel but no bars do. That one member here that rolls the bike over to fix flats. Good enough reason to keep the bars.
no used bars on ebay when I looked....well except that lone l/h side chrome bat.
I tried to get used and couldnt.
You mean @ObiSteve fixing his flats.

Victory Vegas 2010
Lloydz 109"cube big bore
" " 495 cams
" " TorqueTubes
" " timing wheel @4 deg.
" " Primary plate
" " IAV
RPW Slash pipes
PCV
Progressive 465 rear shock
Kingpin USD Forks
18" XC front wheel
1 3/4" 'Burleigh Bars'
Stebel air horn
12.106 @110.90mph
114/123

Victory Cross Country 2010 (106)
Lloyds air filter
" " VM1 Cams
Home gutted exhaust
Maximus
Both tuned by [email protected] Dyno
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Glad you're okay. How large was the lady? Pics?
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Curious how the Chinese knockoffs hold up. I've already seen people selling the knock off saber lights because the plug doesn't fit the Victory plug.
Well Ive told you the Sabre lights are fittable with a small mod to the plug, ya gotta cut the locating pin off with a hobby knife so the plug goes together...dont need to be Einstein to work that out.
Saddlebag protectors arrived here in 6 days!
wasnt expecting them for weeks from China.
got a card in the mail that I had a parcel at the post office so rode the XC there and theres a huge box so I try to stap it on the rack with one occy strap errrr not gonna work!
a lady comes outta the post office and comments on my obvious predicament....
I ask her if shes going anywhere near the service station, she says yes she has to fuel her campervan up.
Hey could you take this box there for me please? My factory is just behind there..
How heavy is it ? she says
Ill carry it to your camper I say, and a short walk later my $480 racks are in a strangers vehicle and Im walking back to my bike.
People outside post office that observed commented she may drive off with my box!
This is Currumbin not Kirra I reply🙂
and I ride home park the bike and slip into the servo where shes filling up with diesel.
I get my box , thank her and give her my business card, then I go put the box in my shed and grab her one of the medium size T shirts that I sell on ebay and markets and give it to her.. as well as offering her a motorcycle ride next time shes in the area ( nice woman too)😉
ok so cant wait to fit em .
open box, thryre flat black and I momentatily consider getting them powder coated gloss but can the idea cos Im impatient and also wanna ensure they fit.
I take off the bags and the bolts securing the rear of the exhausts plus the hex allen bolt seduring the saddlebag mouning rack.
trial fit loose and its obvious a litte adjustment is needed!
I go get my club hammer and flip the bars over and place my foot in it and belt the middle mounting flange a few times till it looks like lining up.
Then I go get some flat washers and some longer bolts for the mufflers and get my blue loctite
fitting all the bolts loose is the trick and tighterning them in stages, till theyre firm firm by hand,. tight but not stripped!
No idea how many inch pounds theres no instructions Muffler bolts are tight tight as are the others....be careful of the front bag bracket allen bolt as it goes into the alloy frame in will strip it easy , it aint got a lot of purchase with a washer as well si I left that off
So yeah a but if Aussie ingenuity is needed to get em fitted. .
then the best part ..The Test Ride!!!😎
oh yeah and I put a bolt n nut through the hole in the bottom pic to slow someone down from stealing my passenger backrest and rack
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Lloydz 109"cube big bore
" " 495 cams
" " TorqueTubes
" " timing wheel @4 deg.
" " Primary plate
" " IAV
RPW Slash pipes
PCV
Progressive 465 rear shock
Kingpin USD Forks
18" XC front wheel
1 3/4" 'Burleigh Bars'
Stebel air horn
12.106 @110.90mph
114/123

Victory Cross Country 2010 (106)
Lloyds air filter
" " VM1 Cams
Home gutted exhaust
Maximus
Both tuned by [email protected] Dyno
110/116

Gold Coast
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