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I'm 30 years old . have been riding for a year now. Don't have deep pockets.
I found a victory Vegas 8-ball in my price range (2008)

Now what I am wanting to know .
Is how does the suspension feel compared to a mid 90's nighthawk 750 ..

I had back surgery and I'm not looking for a bike that will kill my back .

. Love the looks and the sounds of the victory's. Dream bike is the magnum
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Thank you
 

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Test ride some vic bikes?
 

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I got a 2010 Vegas, added a Progressive rear shock, for a much better ride after hurting my back digging a garden and then bending over a car engine all day.
Also I use an Airhawk R air cushion and a Grasshopper backrest.
We have some pretty lousy roads here in OZ
 

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After all that does it take the bumps slot better
OH YEAH...with the Progressive shock it glides over the smaller stuff like theyre not there.
The Crosscountrys however have more travel than the cruisers for a better ride if you can afford one.
Take that Vegas for a decent test ride and see how your back feels stock...you'll soon know if its better or worse than what you had.
And remember it can be improved on,
The shock, airseat and backrest I can ride 3-400 miles without a drama
 

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youre in the USA so obviously will get stuff cheaper.
Airhawk R was around $230 Aust
Progressive shock I scored used for around $350 I think
Grasshopper backrest about $65 I think.
Google the websites from your end and see what they cost stateside.

But first thing Id be doing is testriding the Vegas.
How do you sit on a bike? I tend to slouch without back support.
hows your core strength? how you sit and carry your weight on the bike makes a difference....plus road conitions
 

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Seriously. Test ride one. The only way you will know is to try. Dealers often have demo days where you can try any number of them at no cost.
 
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