Cross bike suspension link - Victory Forums - Victory Motorcycle Forum
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 02-07-2014, 05:07 AM Thread Starter
Premium Member
 
dtmmil's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Hawley MN
Posts: 4,178
Default Cross bike suspension link

I just got done cutting the upright tube for the stock suspension links, 1182 of them!

Sent from Motorcycle.com App

currently bikeless

2012 Cross Country(Imp blue)
de-badged,(self tinted) Klockwerx flare, passenger backrest, passenger touring floorboards, VictoryHID kit, Miller Mufflers short baffles,Lloyds air filter(from witchdr.)Lloyds timing wheel(6*), adjustable drop link, cut seat, removed cats, PCV w/at.
1978(2009) Honda cb750 chopper
Hawley MN(sold)
dtmmil is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 02-07-2014, 12:51 PM
Senior Member
 
visionjohnny's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: minnesota
Posts: 12,938
Default

You better get a new phone cause you are not making any cents.
Cutting rod is no big deal

app

2008 Vision
Mpls, MN.

Please add your state and model of bike you have. Click user CP @ top of page and then far left click edit signature. Thanks
visionjohnny is offline  
post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old 02-07-2014, 01:33 PM Thread Starter
Premium Member
 
dtmmil's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Hawley MN
Posts: 4,178
Default

Whoops, i meant to say that the place i work at makes the suspension link for the cross bikes, i cut the upright part of the link last night, the tube that goes from the clevis type end to the bushing end at the top. We cut 1182 of this part last night in the tubing laser i was running, now they will go to welding and get finished up. When done, someone like me will take it out of their bike and put a shorter one in to lower the rear end down! Haha


If i could post a pic i would, but hopefully soon i will be able to post and see pics again.

Sent from Motorcycle.com App

currently bikeless

2012 Cross Country(Imp blue)
de-badged,(self tinted) Klockwerx flare, passenger backrest, passenger touring floorboards, VictoryHID kit, Miller Mufflers short baffles,Lloyds air filter(from witchdr.)Lloyds timing wheel(6*), adjustable drop link, cut seat, removed cats, PCV w/at.
1978(2009) Honda cb750 chopper
Hawley MN(sold)

Last edited by dtmmil; 02-07-2014 at 01:36 PM.
dtmmil is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 02-07-2014, 02:24 PM
irv
Senior Member
 
irv's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: mt morris il
Posts: 1,071
Default

now we know who to blame if we have a probem

2011 cross roads, crimson red, speedo reflash,
forged bars,bag bars,tach,driver and pass backrest[vic]
vic luggage rack and lowers,iso grips,2" pullbacks
hard bags,xc adj pass footrests, color keyed side
chin fairings. 7 jurock custom made windshield.
ultimate seat, hid low beams, timing wheel back in,
and of course, a ric z laydown license bracket.[5
mph faster].
irv is offline  
post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old 02-07-2014, 02:37 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Lancaster, PA
Posts: 262
Garage
Default

Yep the one you made for me is sitting in a box with all the other stock parts. It would be nice if you made them adjustable.


Sent from Motorcycle.com Free App

99 Kawasaki Vulcan 800 (sold)
2012 Vegas (traded)
2013 Cross Country Tour

Victory Tri-Ovals, Reverse Kit, Lloydz air filter, Lloydz quarter turn throttle ring, PCV, Lloydz Touring cams, HMD Bars, DGD keyless ignition, Rockford Fosgate Amp, klockworks windshield. 119hp 123lbs torque.
jchris56 is offline  
post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old 02-07-2014, 03:13 PM
irv
Senior Member
 
irv's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: mt morris il
Posts: 1,071
Default

seeings you guys have put a lowering link in your bikes, i have
a ?. do you also lose suspension travel too? maybe a little lower
bike would help me, but i would like to keep the ride. wd the only one
who makes one? did you use the 1 or1-1/2 ?

2011 cross roads, crimson red, speedo reflash,
forged bars,bag bars,tach,driver and pass backrest[vic]
vic luggage rack and lowers,iso grips,2" pullbacks
hard bags,xc adj pass footrests, color keyed side
chin fairings. 7 jurock custom made windshield.
ultimate seat, hid low beams, timing wheel back in,
and of course, a ric z laydown license bracket.[5
mph faster].

Last edited by irv; 02-07-2014 at 03:18 PM.
irv is offline  
post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old 02-07-2014, 05:56 PM
Senior Member
 
visionjohnny's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: minnesota
Posts: 12,938
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by irv View Post
seeings you guys have put a lowering link in your bikes, i have
a ?. do you also lose suspension travel too? maybe a little lower
bike would help me, but i would like to keep the ride. wd the only one
who makes one? did you use the 1 or1-1/2 ?
yes you will lose some suspension. That means the top of the tire will be one inch closer to top of frame. If your not a big man and women you should be fine. But you can add air to your shock. You will still have same ride
yes WD

2008 Vision
Mpls, MN.

Please add your state and model of bike you have. Click user CP @ top of page and then far left click edit signature. Thanks
visionjohnny is offline  
post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 02-07-2014, 06:02 PM Thread Starter
Premium Member
 
dtmmil's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Hawley MN
Posts: 4,178
Default

Any loss in travel will be worth the extra stability and footing. I made mine as a one inch drop, then bought an adjustable one. I didnt notice any real loss in ride quality at the one inch, i ran about 10psi in the shock for just me.

Sent from Motorcycle.com App

currently bikeless

2012 Cross Country(Imp blue)
de-badged,(self tinted) Klockwerx flare, passenger backrest, passenger touring floorboards, VictoryHID kit, Miller Mufflers short baffles,Lloyds air filter(from witchdr.)Lloyds timing wheel(6*), adjustable drop link, cut seat, removed cats, PCV w/at.
1978(2009) Honda cb750 chopper
Hawley MN(sold)
dtmmil is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Victory Forums - Victory Motorcycle Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools Search this Thread
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome