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I am planning to get a victory vision 2010. But what comes to mind is seat height as i am not a big guy 5'3-4" inseam 28" at 130 lbs. I have sat on one victory but not the tour. Which is what i want to get.

I have done heaps of searches on the net but can't find a defined answer.

Like maybe a chart to get some examples of at what inseam, to seat height is recommended.

Any help would be great. Oh and yea their having a demo ride in Yuba City, Calif. on 20 Oct. which i was invited too by the dealer. I plan on going. I want to try a victory vision out. As the dealer didn't have one in stock, although was told he was getting a one soon a 2011. I won't get a 2011 i don't see the need to spend 4300+ over what i found out of state for a 2010.
 

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I just bought a 1" lowering link that I plan to install this weekend. I too am vertically challenged and I strongly believe this is probably the part to focus on instead of the seat. (cost roughly $130-$140.00) This linkage is the same one used on the Vision 8ball.

Additionally, I had a custom seat made to lower my riding position a few more inches. (about 2") I'm currently riding with just the custom seat and there is a noticeable difference in how my feet touch the ground and an improved overall riding experience. I can only imagine the lowering link will take it down to where I'll be flat footed. More on that review later.

Since I am keeping my original seat, I have the option to switch it back at any time. Also, If the 1" drop is not low enough, if you are mechanically inclined or know of someone who is, the link can be easily cut shorter and welded back together. I wouldn't cut it lower than 2" though, because you'd probably create an issue with the bags.

Whichever Vision you get, you'll be happy with it for sure. With all that's out there as far as accessories, I'd highly recommend getting the 1" lowering linkage and putting it on the top of your list. On your test ride, try parking the bike by backing it in wherever you stop. I think you'll know what I'm talking about.
 

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Thanks you very much for the response on the lowering kit. I will for sure get something like that. Because on the victory i did sit on i was told was same seat height as the vision, but i noticed the vision has a deep V look in the seat i didn't notice that on the bike i sat on. I was on the balls of my feet with this particular bike.
 

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Depending on how long you've been riding, you might even want to start out with a smaller bike. Just a thought. If you have many years of experience, then it won't be an issue. After all, the bike without the tour pack is roughly 840 lbs.
Have fun with your test ride, and test ride them all.
 

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Must admit been a while for me riding. I plan on this bike to be my last. As i am 62 years old now. And while i am able i want to do some traveling via bike with groups here in California. I want to ride in total comfort with all the foofoo i can get within reason.

Bikes are not cheap now days.
 

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Finally someone that realizes seat height and inseam go together not how tall someone is. :) I am 5' 10" but have a 28" inseam. I ride a 10th Anny Vision. There are times when my short legs make it a challenge but it will all be up to you.
When I rode out to Sturgis this year I did not realize the heals on my riding boots had worn down real bad until the first stop on wet asphalt. O.O When I got home I took them to my local boot shop and asked if he could put a more aggressive heal on, like hiking boots have. He did it and it worked out nicely. It easier for me to reach the ground, people don't notice I am a little taller and the tread grips the kickstand everytime, even when wet.
I backed off on the pressure in the shock and it's rides nice and it lowered just a little.
Taking the trunk off really makes a difference in handling if you are just riding around town.
I did 5 test rides on Visions before I bought mine. I don't ride 2 up so I can't help you there. I think I would need to put more air in the shock with a passenger but of course that could be countered with the additional weight?
I suggest taking several demo rides and then take one with a passenger so you will have the full setup before laying down the cash.
I wish Victory would sell the regular models with the 8Ball lowered ride., maybe someday? I always suggest they sell whatever the customer is willing to pay for.
Good luck in your decision.
 

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The Vision has the lowest seat height of any tourer I have been on. Even without lowering it you can put on the 8-Ball seat and pick up about an inch, also the 8-Ball seat gave me better back support. On the standard Vision I sit flat footed with a 30" inseem. I would think with the seat and the lowering kit you should be pretty close to flat footed.
 

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Nessie044 I just sent an email to the dealer i found a victory at a 2010 asking about the registration in California. I'll find out what his response is soon i am sure. I asked for a few things to be added to the bike.. I.e alarm systems proximity and FIN "FindItNow" Gps tracking.

Thanks for the heads up on this..
 

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willteix said:
Nessie044 I just sent an email to the dealer i found a victory at a 2010 asking about the registration in California. I'll find out what his response is soon i am sure. I asked for a few things to be added to the bike.. I.e alarm systems proximity and FIN "FindItNow" Gps tracking.

Thanks for the heads up on this..
Have the dealer put 7500 miles on it and you will have no problems...
Here is a link for your State...
http://www.dmv.ca.gov/pubs/brochures/fast_facts/ffvr29.htm
 
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