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Hello again,
I have a new (used) 2009 Kingpin and I had them swap out the seat to a lower seat and they also used a lowering kit so I can reach the ground. I am now bottoming out over some bumps (not major ones) and they said not much can be done about this. I don't like this sound or feeling so they said they will check the adjustment on the mono shock at the rear. Does anyone have any suggestions on how to correct this? I definately need to keep the lower kit on as I cannot reach the ground without it. The seat is already one off of an 8 ball (I think) so no modification can be made with the seat. Thanks in advance.
BTW, I am 5'1" so I am a pretty short woman that loves her bike!
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Hello again,
I have a new (used) 2009 Kingpin and I had them swap out the seat to a lower seat and they also used a lowering kit so I can reach the ground. I am now bottoming out over some bumps (not major ones) and they said not much can be done about this. I don't like this sound or feeling so they said they will check the adjustment on the mono shock at the rear. Does anyone have any suggestions on how to correct this? I definately need to keep the lower kit on as I cannot reach the ground without it. The seat is already one off of an 8 ball (I think) so no modification can be made with the seat. Thanks in advance.
BTW, I am 5'1" so I am a pretty short woman that loves her bike!
I hope my picture shows up on this thread.
MsQueen
Its the price you pay for having a lowered bike,
Apart from winding some more preload into the rear shock which will stiffen it up. Youre just gonna have to ride slower around corners and bends. Use weight transfer hang off the bike a bit more, get your chin over near your rh mirror on rh bends.
I had to revise my riding style to suit my Vegas and its standard height with an excellent Progressive brand shock.
Wear your peg scrapers down and they wont scrape as much.
Scraping is a fact of life on a Vic cruiser and yours is worse cos its lowered.
What about thick soled boots to gain an inch or two?

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Higher boots won't work. No problem yet with cornering, it's mainly bottoming out over bumps. I don't mind a stiffer ride so tell me more about the shocks please.
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There is an adjustment on the shock that will add more preload to the spring , this will cause a more stiff / harsh ride but should cure the bottoming issue . Your dealer should be able to do this for you , it is a simple procedure but you need a special wrench to do it .

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You can upgrade your shock. Try something like the Progressive 465.
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I agree with mags, cheaper fix preloading the existing shock

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Standard shock is a POS compared with Progressive shock

Victory Vegas 2010
Lloydz 109"cube big bore
" " 495 cams
" " TorqueTubes
" " timing wheel @4 deg.
" " Primary plate
" " IAV
RPW Slash pipes
PCV
Progressive 465 rear shock
Kingpin USD Forks
18" XC front wheel
1 3/4" 'Burleigh Bars'
Stebel air horn
12.106 @110.90mph
114/123

Victory Cross Country 2010 (106)
Lloyds air filter
" " VM1 Cams
Home gutted exhaust
Maximus
Both tuned by [email protected] Dyno
110/116

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what is a "POS"?
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Does anyone in Massachusetts know of a good Victory tech in my area? I bought the bike from MOM's but would rather go to a small repair place where there is a Victory Guru.

Thanks for everyone's help and suggestions.
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Victory Vegas 2010
Lloydz 109"cube big bore
" " 495 cams
" " TorqueTubes
" " timing wheel @4 deg.
" " Primary plate
" " IAV
RPW Slash pipes
PCV
Progressive 465 rear shock
Kingpin USD Forks
18" XC front wheel
1 3/4" 'Burleigh Bars'
Stebel air horn
12.106 @110.90mph
114/123

Victory Cross Country 2010 (106)
Lloyds air filter
" " VM1 Cams
Home gutted exhaust
Maximus
Both tuned by [email protected] Dyno
110/116

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