New rear shock - Victory Forums - Victory Motorcycle Forum
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 03-22-2012, 08:23 AM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: London
Posts: 126
Default New rear shock

Just ordered a new progressive rear shock for my Hammer (really wanted the penske one as that has height adjustment which would give me some more ground clearance and I am fed up grounding foot pegs but JC motors are doing a sale on the pro one and the pen job is twice the price or more ouch) has anyone changed their shock and is it an easy job looks very crowded in their.

london Britain 2011 Hammer S Vic st1 Loydz airbox fuel controller and ATW Banidt seat conquest custom engine covers chamfered footrests and MSD coils progressive rear shock.
surly is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 03-22-2012, 10:20 AM
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Owensboro, KY
Posts: 58
Default New shock

I got the 465 Series for my 08 Vegas. The install was done with myself and friend who had a bike lift. It took about 2 hours. It wasn't real complicated. You will need to use a lift under the bike to take the weight off the rear suspension. Also the linkage must be removed to get the new shock in place. I assume your bike may be a little different. I had a Hammer for 2 years and I know you will feel the difference with the new shock.

2011 Crimson Cross Roads

Last edited by vegas08; 03-22-2012 at 10:21 AM. Reason: spelling
vegas08 is offline  
post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old 03-22-2012, 12:10 PM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: London
Posts: 126
Default lifts

Quote:
Originally Posted by vegas08 View Post
I got the 465 Series for my 08 Vegas. The install was done with myself and friend who had a bike lift. It took about 2 hours. It wasn't real complicated. You will need to use a lift under the bike to take the weight off the rear suspension. Also the linkage must be removed to get the new shock in place. I assume your bike may be a little different. I had a Hammer for 2 years and I know you will feel the difference with the new shock.
Yep got the 465 and got two bike lifts one big one small I guess the shock goes in from underneath thanks

london Britain 2011 Hammer S Vic st1 Loydz airbox fuel controller and ATW Banidt seat conquest custom engine covers chamfered footrests and MSD coils progressive rear shock.
surly is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 03-25-2012, 09:04 AM
Account closed.
 
upgrayedd's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 39
Default

Hey there Surly. When you get that bad boy in can you let us know how you like it? I'm contemplating this mod myself.

Sent from my DROID RAZR using Motorcycle.com App

'12 Vegas 8ball
upgrayedd is offline  
post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old 03-25-2012, 12:36 PM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: London
Posts: 126
Default Shocking

Quote:
Originally Posted by upgrayedd View Post
Hey there Surly. When you get that bad boy in can you let us know how you like it? I'm contemplating this mod myself.

Sent from my DROID RAZR using Motorcycle.com App
Will do just have to wait for it to arrive about 4 weeks I think already ordered a second small platform lift so I can lift the whole bike with fine adjustment to hopefully make the swap as easy as possible not really bothered about comfort just want to improve my Hammers already surprisingly good handling I once swapped the stock shocks on a Rocket 111 for some fancy nitrogen filled ones and it transformed the bike.
If you are going for this JC motors are doing a sale at the moment so it might be an idea to buy now from what I have read on the internet I am confident of a good result

london Britain 2011 Hammer S Vic st1 Loydz airbox fuel controller and ATW Banidt seat conquest custom engine covers chamfered footrests and MSD coils progressive rear shock.
surly is offline  
post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old 04-05-2012, 03:01 PM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: London
Posts: 126
Default Shocking

Quote:
Originally Posted by upgrayedd View Post
Hey there Surly. When you get that bad boy in can you let us know how you like it? I'm contemplating this mod myself.

Sent from my DROID RAZR using Motorcycle.com App
Shock arrived today and I don't know if I should put it in my bike or hang it on the wall its so well made and finished its a work of art luckily I love my Hammer and will be up at 6 AM tomorrow morning to fit it.
It comes with simple basic explanations on sag and rebound which will be useful as I am simple and basic myself.

london Britain 2011 Hammer S Vic st1 Loydz airbox fuel controller and ATW Banidt seat conquest custom engine covers chamfered footrests and MSD coils progressive rear shock.
surly is offline  
post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old 04-06-2012, 09:44 AM
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 41
Default

Did you get long or short version? My 11 is supposed to be short but if I get better ride and handling from long without raising the seat too much would go that way, easy install would be nice also.

PaulK
Freeport, IL
2011 Vegas 8-Ball
Tri-Pro Stage 1 Exhaust
Mini Standard Windshield
Rear Lugage Rack (modified to fit)
Kingpin rear seat and bar
long Progressive Suspension rear shock
TCB brake system on rear brake
Fiberglass saddlebags (lockable & don't leak)
LED headlight
Magnum front cast rim
Magnum front fender
FilterMag
Signal Sorcerer
Animal Alarm System
PaulK is offline  
post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 04-06-2012, 02:31 PM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: London
Posts: 126
Default Shocking

Quote:
Originally Posted by PaulK View Post
Did you get long or short version? My 11 is supposed to be short but if I get better ride and handling from long without raising the seat too much would go that way, easy install would be nice also.
Got the long one as I understood it thats standard fitted it this morning two hour job used two small platform lifts one under the front peg mounts for stability and one under the back of the engine easy job just takes time and packed the linkages with expensive silkolene grease set the sag to instructions left rebound where Pro put it on riding it I found it a big improvement on comfort my arse is no longer getting hammered but I now have a problem as footpegs are getting ground up all the time due to better handling if its comfort you want this will suit you very well but if I was doing this again I would look at the Penske shock as that has height adjustment which would give me some ground clearance as it is I will wait for the Judge to come to my dealers as the pegs on that look like they might give me some clearance I know the bike is a cruiser and I should be riding it like one but as Victory has done the math to give us a bike that actually handles it seems rude not to use it accordingly even if I should know better at 60
Shit that was a long post

london Britain 2011 Hammer S Vic st1 Loydz airbox fuel controller and ATW Banidt seat conquest custom engine covers chamfered footrests and MSD coils progressive rear shock.
surly 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