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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 07-18-2013, 02:56 PM Thread Starter
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Just joined to see if I can get any info on the 2013 Judge. Will be test driving a Judge tomorrow and if it goes well it'll be coming home with me.

In the past few weeks I test drove a 2013 Harley Forty Eight. It was nice but the suspension was non-existent. I wanted to test a 2013 Softtail Slim but the Harley Demo ride was useless so I didn't bother. It was just a blast out and back on the highway. I hardly drive on the highway. I email the Harley dealer to inquire about looking at one. No reply yet.

Next was the Yamaha Demo ride day. I went mainly to drive the new Bolt. But it was a popular bike. I did eventually get a ride and while the ride was better than the Forty Eight it too was hitting hard. I also drove the Stryker and it was wicked but not really my style.

So tomorrow I hope the Judge has a better ride as it looks kickass.
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... So tomorrow I hope the Judge has a better ride as it looks kickass.
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I love my Judge. Its awesome.

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My only gripe is that the only dealer is a 3.5 hour drive from me. Not sure how schedule maintenance is going to happen. I guess I'll find out all that tomorrow if the ride goes well.

This will be my very first new bike.
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2nd day of Judge ownership for me. Love it. Fun & comfy to ride, turns a lot of heads. Like most bikes, get the suspension sorted for your weight & riding style. The bikes are setup for an "average" rider, about 180 lbs. So if you are like me it will be soft.

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Good to know. I'm 260. What did you set the rear suspension to be?
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Good to know. I'm 260. What did you set the rear suspension to be?
I didn't they set it up when they were prepping the bike. Dealer said I would need a bit more on the rear shock especially after complaining about the Bolt. Test rode it as well. I am 270 & 6'4"
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Took a 2013 Australian delivered Judge new from dealers 2 weeks ago. Had it fitted with the Hammer bars, bit more pull back.

I am 5'7" about 180 lbs, have put 500km on the bike and am loving it. Winding on the throttle is joyous. Got the quick release bags, they are good. Bike gets lots of admirers. Only complaint is that the pegs are too low, easy to scrape. Oh and don't rely on the low fuel light!


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