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I have a 2010 Vegas 8 ball and am thinking of changing the shock for comfort reasons,am I right in thinking this is a "low" model as theres nothing on the documents to tell either way,thinking of progressive 465-1163 (long) as opposed to short. Has anyone been impressed with an improvement in ride quality with one of these units fitted?

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Have you tried adjusting the preload on the existing shock before you decide to undertake the cost and time of replacing it?

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Yes with little change this is one stiff suspension ridden other cruisers and nothing this hard for Britains potholed shambles.

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I have a 2010 Vegas 8 ball and am thinking of changing the shock for comfort reasons,am I right in thinking this is a "low" model as theres nothing on the documents to tell either way,thinking of progressive 465-1163 (long) as opposed to short. Has anyone been impressed with an improvement in ride quality with one of these units fitted?
Yeah mate I got the standard height(long) Progressive 465 on my 2010 Vegas , and its magic!
No comparison with stock.

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Lloydz 109"cube big bore
" " 495 cams
" " TorqueTubes
" " timing wheel @4 deg.
" " Primary plate
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Progressive 465 rear shock
Kingpin USD Forks
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1 3/4" 'Burleigh Bars'
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Yeah mate I got the standard height(long) Progressive 465 on my 2010 Vegas , and its magic!
No comparison with stock.
Thanks for that,Victory just give us spring adjustment which is ok on a small capacty commuter bike but I expected some damping variation too,even my 90s Bandit had that.

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Thanks for that,Victory just give us spring adjustment which is ok on a small capacty commuter bike but I expected some damping variation too,even my 90s Bandit had that.
Vics are built to a price, stock suspension is probably ok for the average rider, half the people on here go and lower em!
Get a Progressive and you'll find it great even before you start setting up your personal rebound preferences.
If Vic fitted high end suspension the price of the bike would go up.
Expectations are a setup for disapointment.

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
110/116

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What about the front end,anyone had any work done on their forks etc.

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What about the front end,anyone had any work done on their forks etc.
changed the fluid in mine to full synthetic and added 5mm more.
Soon as I upgraded the rear the front felt iffy.
It was double the service interval though, shoulda been done a lot earlier.
Not hard to dump the old, flush, and refill with good stuff.
I clean my seals with a home made sealmate when they start pumping out oil, that sorts em out.

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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
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Yes with little change this is one stiff suspension ridden other cruisers and nothing this hard for Britains potholed shambles.
That sucks, brotha... mine used to ride like a 70s Cadillac with blown shocks when it was on the softest setting. I preloaded it maybe a third of the way down and it rides great now.

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What about the front end,anyone had any work done on their forks etc.
you should be able to fit gold valve emulators
I have been quoted 500 for springs +gold valves in Melbourne

http://www.suspensionsrus.com.au/off...-valves-detail

have just orderd a wilbers shock for the rear

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