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I have an '03 Vegas, but would like a wider/fatter front tire. If this is possible, what would be my best option? Can I put a tire from another Victory model on it? Could I get a wider rim/tire? Would I need to get new forks? (I'm not savvy on stuff like this, so I apologize if these seem like 'duh' questions.)
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i read somewhere that you can buy second hand front forks rims etc from another vic like CC or Hammer etc that are a straight bolt-on ...

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I've fitted an XC 18" front wheel to my 2010 Vegas.
Goes straight on using Vegas axle and spacers.
Front fender bolt holes will need redrill to move it up for clearance but then the fender will look wierder like mine.
I plan on fabbing up a custom fender from a blank steel one.
But in the USA you should be able to access a used one for a wide tyre steel frame bike such as off an early Highball, Judge, or even a Boardwalk one if you like a more valances fender.
Used parts just aren't available in Australia much so I'm gonna have to make something up.
But yeah a wider Victory front wheel bolts straight on and gives a much better feel to the bike.
With the number of XC owners over there going to those real large diameter fronts there should be plenty of original 18"ers lying around.

Oh yeah and welcome to the Forum mate.
No need to apologise for asking questions, that's what forums are about, finding stuff out.
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I'm working on the same thing. The 90 series tire as I understand is the max size to fit the stock rim safely. The Avon 90 was a big improvement on grip over the stock Dunlop. To go to a wider front I'm looking at the Magnum wheel (21 x 3.5) vs the stock (21 x 2.15). Still trying to confirm it will bolt up but appears that it will to the 2011 at least. As I find out more I will keep you posted.

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I'm working on the same thing. The 90 series tire as I understand is the max size to fit the stock rim safely. The Avon 90 was a big improvement on grip over the stock Dunlop. To go to a wider front I'm looking at the Magnum wheel (21 x 3.5) vs the stock (21 x 2.15). Still trying to confirm it will bolt up but appears that it will to the 2011 at least. As I find out more I will keep you posted.
Thanks, keep us posted by all means, but I'm happy with the fat 18 incher myself, it was in my budget cos I scored it for a lazy hundred bucks with a brand new E3 on it too!
And I like the handling as in it dont follow grooves in the road or tar-snakes or wooden bridges like the tall 21 incher did.
21" front wheels are all about the traditional chopper look and I'm more concerned with performance and handling than looks.
And I run on a tight budget its the only way I can keep the many toys that I own.
Magnum wheel should also fit as long as you use your axle and spacers and the axle width is the same.
Ive discovered Victory actually went to a "wide glide" look with wider triple trees and fork spacing on cruisers, at some stage after my 2010, but at what year it happened I dunno.
And what really surprises me is there was no announcement of this wider front end, I'm actually amazed the overactive advertising gurus missed it!!!
Anyway it happened so look out for it, your tape measure is your friend

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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
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A shorter(18) and/or fatter(130) front tire on a Vegas?

It's called a Kingpin.

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A shorter(18) and/or fatter(130) front tire on a Vegas?

It's called a Kingpin.
If that's the case then send me the valanced front fender and upside down forks for my VEGAS.;-)

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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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Sorry, too late. You'll have to settle for second best.

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Sorry, too late. You'll have to settle for second best.
The thick plottens!

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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Can't say for sure on the older models but what about the front wheel from a Gunner?

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