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post #1 of 59 (permalink) Old 09-26-2011, 11:04 AM Thread Starter
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Default Victory Police Florboard skids

So I already voiced concern on the wearing of floorboards on my Cross Roads. Now I am contemplating purchasing the victory police floorboard skids.

Has anyone used them before?
If so, how easy was the install?
How much protection did they really afford? By that I mean were they any thinker than the stock boards?

If anyone is wondering about the skid plate I am talking about here is the link to it. http://victorypolicemotorcycles.com/products.html

I think some of my issue may be that this is my first cruiser. Before this all I had ridden were sport bikes. I may be a little to riding in a aggressive style.
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What the heck!!! I can't even "find" the floor board on the XC.
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Before it comes up, yes I have put air into the shock. When I first got the bike I ran it with zero pressure as I am only 200 lbs. Then I decided to pump it up and see the difference. There is a difference and it gives me a bit more lean angle, which is great, but I am still scraping the boards bad. I am currently running 60 psi in the shock.

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Why not take your boards off and find a garage that will weld some thick steel to the boards.
Save money instead of spending money
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True. Adding a layer o steel may be a cheaper option. I'll have to look into that.

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I would love to see the sparks coming from you in a turn

But I would probably only see them thru the first turn as i was slowing down to take the turn

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Those victory police motorcycle skids look like a good deal for $65. I will probably order a pair myself as I've already replaced one side of my black boards (2011) and now the other side is scraped up too.

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True. Adding a layer o steel may be a cheaper option. I'll have to look into that.
But then adding a set of rollers would save the steel in the long run.

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So I already voiced concern on the wearing of floorboards on my Cross Roads. Now I am contemplating purchasing the victory police floorboard skids.

Has anyone used them before?
If so, how easy was the install?
How much protection did they really afford? By that I mean were they any thinker than the stock boards?

If anyone is wondering about the skid plate I am talking about here is the link to it. http://victorypolicemotorcycles.com/products.html

I think some of my issue may be that this is my first cruiser. Before this all I had ridden were sport bikes. I may be a little to riding in a aggressive style.
Just continue to scrape off that annoying metal. Eventually, you will get it out of your way. Be careful though as these boards fold up very little when surfing them and I've felt the rear lighten up as it was getting levered off the ground.

Think of the board as your knee slider. When you deck it, it's an indication that you're approaching the bike's limitations and it's time to modify your speed accordingly.

Anyway, you gotta admit that for a cruiser, this thing is a barrel of friggin monkeys and given how comfy it is getting to the good roads, and the low maintenance, great passenger accommodations, and luggage, I can't think of a more practical bike available. And to top if off they purdy too.




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I would love to see the sparks coming from you in a turn
Not him, but here's some sparkyz for ya:

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