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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 04-01-2014, 10:05 PM Thread Starter
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Hello all,

Been a long time Victory admirer, but never actually owned or rode one. I joined today to ask questions and to educate myself on my next Vegas 8 Ball purchase. As a person with a prosthetic device on my right foot, the height of the ride is of utmost importance for safety reasons. Today I sat on my first Victory and it is exactly what I wanted but will have to work on bringing the pegs rearward a bit. It's been a while since I sat on a bike but I usually conquer my fears and see my plans through... so here I am!!

Thanks for having me guys and gals,

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Welcome Matyoka. Are you buying new or used? The Vegas 8ball is pretty popular. I have a few friends that ride them and a couple more that traded up. Did you go to Victory of Mesa for the. Demo rides last Friday or Saturday?

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Hello Tarzan and thanks for the warm welcome!!! Until yesterday I was looking at Ducatis and finally realized that no matter what I would do(dog bone rod/shaving the seat)... would not be able to reach the 25 inch ride height. Today I came across an 8 ball on Craigslist and saw the bike. It's a beauty, well taken care off and ready to ride!!! ONLY, I can't reach the brake and shift levers, but I am working on it .

I went to the Mesa dealer today to inquire about shortening the foot-pegs and they did offer a 1.25 inch modification kit. Not sure if that is enough but it's a good start.

Thanks again for the hello!!

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Quick pics of the Vegas:

This one from the first contact:




and with the highway pegs, cargo thingy removed and the Judge mid-mounts installed...





I don't like the Mustang saddle and looking for a stock Vegas 8 ball seat if anyone has one collecting dust... Also will be selling the highway bar/peg system, they are very solid and an expensive brand ($499.00 retail).

Thanks for looking,

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Welcome to the forum. Very attractive Vegas! Good luck w/your fitment.

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Thank you Konga, appreciate the welcome.

2011 Victory Vegas 8 Ball @ 9k miles :)
- Cobra Stage 1 Tri-pro Exhaust
- Detachable semi hard Vic saddle bags
- Quick detach Vic lock and ride windshield
- Mini-ape handlebars
- Heated hand grips
- Stock seats with backrests

2002 Ducati Monster S4 @30k miles :)
- Pretty much stock
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Welcome to the forum. Ride safe!
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Is there a chance that someone might want to swap exhausts with me? I like the slash curved dual exhaust a LOT more than what I have installed.

Something like this bad boy:


2011 Victory Vegas 8 Ball @ 9k miles :)
- Cobra Stage 1 Tri-pro Exhaust
- Detachable semi hard Vic saddle bags
- Quick detach Vic lock and ride windshield
- Mini-ape handlebars
- Heated hand grips
- Stock seats with backrests

2002 Ducati Monster S4 @30k miles :)
- Pretty much stock
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Welcome to the forum. Ride safe!
Thanks Bambari

2011 Victory Vegas 8 Ball @ 9k miles :)
- Cobra Stage 1 Tri-pro Exhaust
- Detachable semi hard Vic saddle bags
- Quick detach Vic lock and ride windshield
- Mini-ape handlebars
- Heated hand grips
- Stock seats with backrests

2002 Ducati Monster S4 @30k miles :)
- Pretty much stock
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Great looking scooter and welcome to the Victory clan.
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