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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-10-2009, 08:25 PM Thread Starter
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Default Prospective Vegas owner

I currently ride a 2000 Honda Valkyrie Tourer that I bought new. Its been a great bike but after 10 years I want to get something a little smaller since I'm only 5'7 and only 160 lbs.I would like to get owner feed back from Vegas owners. Good things and also any dislikes. Thanks!
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I have had four cruisers over the past ten years, a 2001 Honda Sabre, a 2003 Honda Spirit 1100 and a 2007 Yamaha V-Star 1100 now I am riding a 2007 Vegas and am very happy with this one. The bike has a lot of low end torque and I just love the 6 speed tranny, about 75 mph is comfortable now all of my other bikes they seemed to straining at interstate speeds. Probably the best addition I've made to the bike has been the tach. If you are looking at a new bike you won't go wrong with a Victory!
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Default I'm smaller than you and I have a 2009 Ness Jackpot

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I currently ride a 2000 Honda Valkyrie Tourer that I bought new. Its been a great bike but after 10 years I want to get something a little smaller since I'm only 5'7 and only 160 lbs.I would like to get owner feed back from Vegas owners. Good things and also any dislikes. Thanks!
I just traded my VStar 1100 in on a 2009 Ness Jackpot. I'm a woman, 5'5 so you've got a couple inches on me. Although the Ness' frame is lower than the VStar, the bike itself seems taller. The seat is wider than the aftermarket one I had on the VStar which forces my legs into a wider stance, but I can still flat-foot it. It's a stretch for me to the shifter, but I'm getting used to it - you'll probably be OK. The Ness handlebars on it are already stretched back 2', so it's pretty comfy for me. I was worried about cornering with the rear tire, but it is actually pretty nimble.

It's going back to the dealer in a week to get Vic swept exhaust (stock is waaaay too quiet), it'll be lowered 1 1/2 inches, we're adding some axle covers and relocating the license frame and adding LED turn signals to clean up the back end. Only thing I didn't like about the bike was the cheap-looking turn signals and a cluttered rear end.

If a 5'5 girl can handle a Ness Jackpot, you'll have no trouble - and man, what a ride. Good luck!

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Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body; but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, chocolate in one hand and a cocktail in the other, loudly proclaiming, "Wow! What a Ride!"

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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 09-26-2009, 08:52 AM
 
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Drino, there are relocation kits to move the pegs back about 2'' as well. That may make you a little more comfortable.
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Default Victory Foot Peg Relocation Kits

True, Victory does sell a kit to move the foot control rearward 1.5 or 2.5 inches. I am currently using the -2.5 inch kit and having good results except for one small issue. The kit consists of an aluminum adapter block which bolts to the frame and new foot control mounts on the adapter that are moved rearward. The issue is that this makes the bike nearly 2 inches wider across the bottom frame rail. It can get very interesting, very quickly when riding in the twisties and the foot control brackets touch down before the foot-peg warning feelers. I did notice that the 2010 Vegas (and Vegas Low) use foot control brackets with the same bolt pattern on the frame side, but they move the pegs rearward about 2.5 inches and up about 1/2 inch. My only concern is, would the shifter and brake bits work with these foot control brackets. Can anyone out there answer this question?
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