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Hey folks, new member here from Lafayette LA.
I have been riding for three years now and currently own a 2006 Suzuki M50. I'm looking to upgrade to a Victory in a month or two.


There seems to be a lot of knowledge on this forum and I look forward to learning a few things and helping out where possible.

I'll see you guys on the boards!



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That is a nice looking streamline..... do i see that right? a HUGE oil cooler on the front???

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That is a nice looking streamline..... do i see that right? a HUGE oil cooler on the front???

Welcome to the site, and do you know already what bike you want to buy??

Thank you, and yes that is a radiator!

I can't decide between the Hammer, Gunner or Judge.
The reason for being torn between the three is the large front tire.
I'm not a fan of the skinnies in the front, or the color red.
If it wasn't for my issue with red I would be all over the Boardwalk.

It's all going to come down how I feel sitting on the bikes. I haven't run down to our dealership (80miles away) yet to test-drive and see which one I'm more comfortable with.
It's going to be a few trips out there before I decide which bike I like most.

I'm a +avg. size guy I guess, 6' and 210 lbs, and I love the aggressive/muscle stance of my M50.
Feels better on my back taking 3-4 hour rides.

If the Gunner/Judge had a 180mm tire on the back I'd probably lean more towards one of those.
Just not sure I'm comfortable with the 140mm rear tire. (Aesthetics mainly)
On the other hand, I think those two would look better with a sissy bar that's going to be attached to the bike pretty much 100% of the time.

Anyone have any experience with running a larger tire either bike?


We will see when the time comes to pull out the old dusty checkbook, and I'll definitely keep you guys updated when I do decide to bring one home.
May be sooner than expected, if a few stars align.
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I love the look of the HAMMER, I actually seen one in Kuala Lumpur Victory dealer, and love the looks..... the rear tire with that fender is just sooo awesome

when looking at my Jackpot of the rear, people are just baffled in Indonesia from the rim and tire.... so if you want a fat front wheel tire read the treads on hammer or judge to make up your own mind.... maybe can change the rim / tire on the front

good luck and let us know your decision....
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Welcome! I like Gunner. I have a Vision Street and just got a Highball and I think the Highball and Gunner are pretty close. Just the difference in handlebars.

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Good luck on finding the right Victory to purchase. Welcome to the forum. Ride Safe!

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Thanks, this is the most welcoming new member thread I've had in a while.
I think I'm going to like it here.

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