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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 01-22-2014, 02:05 PM Thread Starter
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Got my Vegas 8 Ball back in Sept after spending 5 years on 09 Busa
Ride is relaxed but I have to admit I miss the brutality of the Bus

Thing is I am not convinced that my Vegas is a 2011 (which the dealer claims it to be) cos I've seen pictures of the '11 which has the chrome cheese wedge. I have an all black cheese wedge which I see on all 2012 Vegas 8 Balls

Anyone can tell me if there is a surefire way of differentiating the '11 & '12?

I need to know cos it seems most aftermarket parts specify items to fit 06-11 & not many '12s ie Arlen Ness Front Lowering, Exhaust, Seats etc

Are there actually a differences between the two model years?
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...Thing is I am not convinced that my Vegas is a 2011 (which the dealer claims it to be) cos I've seen pictures of the '11 which has the chrome cheese wedge. I have an all black cheese wedge which I see on all 2012 Vegas 8 Balls
Chese wedges are so easy to swap - no tools needed. So, don't go by the wedges. What's your VIN#?

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Will have to check that later cos its 4 am here in wet Brunei...

However, can anyone clarify if there is a difference between the '11 & '12 Vegas 8 ball?

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Will have to check that later cos its 4 am here in wet Brunei...

However, can anyone clarify if there is a difference between the '11 & '12 Vegas 8 ball?

Yes, 2012 Vegas 8 Ball got an all black treatment, which the 2011 did not have.

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Will the Arlen Ness Front Lowering kit be compatible with 2012 bike?

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Regardless of the year , I believe the forks are all the same 2008 and up ....

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Just confirmed that the 10th letter on my VIN is indeed "C" which wud mean my Vegas is a 2012 Vegas 8 Ball
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Just confirmed that the 10th letter on my VIN is indeed "C" which wud mean my Vegas is a 2012 Vegas 8 Ball
And that is why your cheese is Black !

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And that is why your cheese is Black !
And THAT is a statement that I don't recall ever reading before.

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And THAT is a statement that I don't recall ever reading before.
Wedge that is ... I am a true innovator Pop .

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