Hi all, I just picked up my New (hardly used) Judge yesterday. I got an amazing deal from some poor fellow who was in a tight spot and HAD to sell this bike after setting it up with the pipes and parts for stage 1 and only drove it 1,000 miles. Barely broken in. I wasn't sure about the orange oops I mean Nuclear Sunset paint but it is growing on me.
I was looking for a Fat Bob, I have been a Harley guy for ... a long time and owned a Softail and a Sportster. (still have the Sportie). I read a review about "Fat Bob vs. Victory Judge" and the Judge came out looking quite good. I've been aware of Victory of course, but never given it much serious thought.
I visited my Harley dealer to check out a used Fat Bob listed online, which was of course at their "sister" dealership, which for a mere $300 deposit they would bring here. I said why don'r I just drive over there myself? He didn't like that idea. Next he tries to up the ante by showing me brand new ... which I already told him was not in my budget. He shows me another new dyna $1,000 less. I said "what about budget don't you understand? besides, I don't want the dyna custom I want a Fat Bob." I went to the second dealership a couple days later, and the one I was interested in was gone. The salesman acted bored and pretty much brushed me off when I told him I wasn't going to buy a new bike, I could afford the '09 FXDF used, but not a new $15,000 bike.
I saw the ad for the Judge and read some more reviews. Went to look at it. The X-Bow exhaust looked awesome. All the Black with the orange looked just like I like. It sounded quieter (of course) than my Sportie, but nice and throaty on acceleration. The ride is smooth, the balance is perfect. But a big factor was the salesman, not pushy, enthusiastic about the bike, knowledgeable about his product. He also negotiated generously (for a salesman anyways) SOLD!!
Now I've put about a hundred fifty miles on it and know what I need to do. The bar is pretty much of a reach for me, and I don't want to extend wires and buy longer cables and I think there is enough to move the bar 2" closer with these:
What do you think?
anyways, keep the rubber side down, ride free.