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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 07-06-2013, 04:52 PM Thread Starter
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Default Fix for Victory passenger floor board pins falling out

The Victory floor board pins work their way forward over time and cause the factory clip to come off resulting in the pin coming out and the floor board falling off as you ride down the road.

The cure is simple. My right passenger floor board pin had lost the factory clip and was half way out when it was noticed at a stop. I tapped the pin back in and completed the ride that day keeping an eye on it.

The cure is simple, just remove the pins and reinstall them from the rear instead of the front like from the factory. Since I did this the pins shoulder is now against the bracket and the pin has not moved at all because the vibration frequency seems to cause the pins to move forward not rearward. I also found the factory clip on my garage floor and put it back on the pin and so far several weeks later the pins have not moved at all.

Simple solution to an on going problem.
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Might be worth an email to Victory or a post on their FB page.


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Just sharing a no cost fix for this problem for others. If Victory would install the pins at the factory the way I described this problem would be over with.

It was pure luck that the little clip had fallen off in my garage and was still on the floor for me to find. I had bought several c-clips but did not like the look of them on the pins. The factory clips look much better.

It is strange how the vibration frequency causes those pins to only vibrate forward. Since I pulled my pins and reinstalled them from the rear of the brackets both pins have not moved.

When the pins were still installed from the front of the brackets from the factory I had to tap them back a few times but they still worked off one of the retaining clips and almost fell out.
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I've seen objects vibrate in both directions. Only sure fix is a secure pin.

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If you look close at the pin there is to much chrome in the grove.
I went to the hardware store bought rubber O rings to slid on the pins and new c clips never a problem.

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The Victory floor board pins work their way forward over time and cause the factory clip to come off resulting in the pin coming out and the floor board falling off as you ride down the road.

The cure is simple, just remove the pins and reinstall them from the rear instead of the front like from the factory. Since I did this the pins shoulder is now against the bracket and the pin has not moved at all because the vibration frequency seems to cause the pins to move forward not rearward. I also found the factory clip on my garage floor and put it back on the pin and so far several weeks later the pins have not moved at all.

Simple solution to an on going problem.

Thank you for this tip. I removed and re-inserted the pins from the back this evening. I found it much easier to remove the passenger floor board by removing the two bolts and then securing the assembly in a vice. The pin retaining clip on my 2012 CCT is more like a short spring that you wind into the pin groove. Be careful when removing the board from the pivot mount as the mount has two ball bearings that hold the board vertical on the bike when it's not being used. It would be easy to lose a ball bearing if you're not careful. I also took the opportunity to add a little grease to the ball bearings as well as the pivot pin.

I'll be watching these closer to ensure the retaining pin's flat head stays against the back of the board. Thanks again for such a simple fix.

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Thank you for this tip. I removed and re-inserted the pins from the back this evening. I found it much easier to remove the passenger floor board by removing the two bolts and then securing the assembly in a vice. The pin retaining clip on my 2012 CCT is more like a short spring that you wind into the pin groove. Be careful when removing the board from the pivot mount as the mount has two ball bearings that hold the board vertical on the bike when it's not being used. It would be easy to lose a ball bearing if you're not careful. I also took the opportunity to add a little grease to the ball bearings as well as the pivot pin.

I'll be watching these closer to ensure the retaining pin's flat head stays against the back of the board. Thanks again for such a simple fix.
Please update your results. Since I reversed the direction of the pin from front to rear to rear to front my pins have not moved at all. The way the factory installed them from the front to the rear the pins were always moving forward and the vibration and pressure caused one of the retaining clips to come off and I almost lost a pin and floor board.

I have had my pins installed from the rear to the front and have monitored them for a few weeks now and the pins have not moved at all. No need to go out and buy bolts and drill holes for ugly cotter pins and such. This is something Victory should be doing at the factory.
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