I'd like to meet the Victory engineer that came up with the brilliant idea of putting the fill hose for the air shock behind the side panel on my XCT. We switch from solo to 2-up quite a bit, so every time I'd go to change my air shock pressure, I'd have to pull off the side cover. I just knew I was going to scratch it or break one of the darts, so I wanted to find a way to relocate the valve for the air shock.
I ended up ordering this from Amazon:
The idea was to use the rear engine mount bolt to attach the hose to the bike using the bracket included with the hose. However, the bracket is rather large, too large to fit with the clutch cable being in the way.
So I ended up removing the bracket and using the hose by itself. To begin, remove the side covers and seat. Then using a 7/8" socket, remove the large nut that holds the Schrader valve to the plastic housing. Loosen the nut that holds the plastic housing to the bike and pull the housing towards you so that you have more room to push the valve through its hole. Clip the zip tie that holds the hose (right behind the valve). Then push the valve back thru the hole in the plastic housing. Tighten the nut that you loosened on the plastic housing.
I tried several locations to run the air hose, and most of them interfered with re-installing the seat properly. It's a tight fit under the seat. I finally came up with a location that works without interference. Here you can see where I attached the hose I bought from Amazon to the OEM hose:
Be sure to run the Amazon hose as shown:
Thread the end of the Amazon hose between the large wire loom and clutch cable and zip-tie the hose to the zip-tie that is already in place. You'll notice that I installed a piece of wire wrap over the threaded end of the valve to protect it from rubbing:
This is what the installation looks like with the side cover re-installed. Neat and tidy and barely noticeable, yet much easier to use:
Obviously, you would want to check your shock air pressure when the engine is not hot to avoid burning your hand. But I don't think the valve is close enough to the cylinder head to be of concern.