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Has anyone heard of a company making a kit to lower the front end on a 2010 XRoads? Im vertically challenged with 29" inseams. I've order a link to drop the rear 2" but was curious about how to drop the frontend.
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Has anyone heard of a company making a kit to lower the front end on a 2010 XRoads? Im vertically challenged with 29" inseams. I've order a link to drop the rear 2" but was curious about how to drop the frontend.
What you need to find out is if the suspension springs in XR is the same as the ones in the Kingpin. Victory uses much of the same parts in all their bikes - this may be the case too. Maybe KevinX or Dimond will jump in.

If so... then you want to go with Progressive Suspension. They have a lowering kit for the Kingpin that drops the front 2"

http://www.progressivesuspension.com...7&modelID=1156

This might be a work around for you. The fork tubes to me look the same but only a Tech could tell you for sure!

Progressive makes a GREAT shock! I used them on my HD and they are night and day over stock. Victory is good so you may not see much of an improvement if they do fit.

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Has anyone heard of a company making a kit to lower the front end on a 2010 XRoads? Im vertically challenged with 29" inseams. I've order a link to drop the rear 2" but was curious about how to drop the frontend.
Where did you find a rear lowering kit? I was told by the dealer that you couldn't lower a Cross Roads and I would assume a CC since they are the same bike essentially.

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I bought the rear lowering link from Heavy Metal Designz. They make a 1" drop link and one that you can adjust from 2" - 3". Contact Mike Saenz @ 707-523-9696 or [email protected] and he will fix you up. Check out his website hmd520.com and you will find all of the Victory goodys that he manufactures. Mike rides a Victory and he is great to deal with.
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I bought the rear lowering link from Heavy Metal Designz. They make a 1" drop link and one that you can adjust from 2" - 3". Contact Mike Saenz @ 707-523-9696 or [email protected] and he will fix you up. Check out his website hmd520.com and you will find all of the Victory goodys that he manufactures. Mike rides a Victory and he is great to deal with.
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Thanks Diamond! I knew that I forgot to do something when I signed up.

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Has anyone heard of a company making a kit to lower the front end on a 2010 XRoads? Im vertically challenged with 29" inseams. I've order a link to drop the rear 2" but was curious about how to drop the frontend.
Wouldn't thicker soles on your riding boots suffice. I also have a 29" inseam and that's what works for me on an identical bike.

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Well, I just had my wife remesure mine, since I have short memory when it comes to measurements - I remember my height and age, what more is expected of me? I stretched my legs as much as I could, and all she could measure was 29.5". I can easily plant both feet on the ground, and I'm not wearing any special shoes.

At 29" inseam I cannot understand what the problem is.

thumpertom: what did you ride before? Was it lower than the XR?

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That can lead to a lot of fun.

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That can lead to a lot of fun.
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