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post #1 of 38 (permalink) Old 03-09-2013, 02:47 PM Thread Starter
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So my title pretty much says it all. I believe that the Judge is the best stock bike ever released. It handles well, stops well, the stock exhaust looks good, sounds pretty good and the stock out of the box power to weight ratio is pretty sublime. I usually buy a bike and change, well everything. I have at this moment only a desire to ride. The only bike I have owned that even came close to this was a Star (Yamaha) Raider. I had to change the exhaust because the stock Raider exhaust is ridiculous looking. Tell me what you think, if you agree or have another model you think is better.
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Well Will i love my judge. Obviously. There are things my buddy loves about it over his vegas 8-ball. I wanted to buy new for the sweet warranty and i got a great deal on her. I can see why people wouldn't take to the mid-mount. I love it. I wish they gave a handle bar option though. Easy enough to swap bars. But the reach will be off-putting to some. The exhaust is okay looking and I can't say for performance yet. Like the light better. The seat is amazing. Handles great. Bars is all I will swap this year. Not quite sure what my options are though. Like the new signal lights. But when it boils down to comfort i perfer everything about the judge over vegas except the reach.

Best stock bike? Victory has a huge line up of bikes you can't really compare...but of the cruisers, yes its the best for me. I see a XC in my future...but not until i retire.

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I tested one and my Vegas fit me better.


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Sorry fellas but THIS is the best cruiser.

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But you said STOCK though huh? Let me hit the rewind button. Okay, THIS is the best stock cruiser

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I looked long and hard at the "boardwalks" (a white one caught my eye) but the fit and price wasn't right. 3 years from now when i start getting bored with the judge by then I'm sure there will be lots of mods to steal from.

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TheBigBK just go ahead and buy some aftermarket 1" handle bars. They are made by all kinds of companies. You can always go into a Harley dealer or Harley parts store and find or order bars. Check out J&P cycle or Dennis Kirk for two examples. You ought to be able to get some for anywhere from $40 up for you bike. You could even look in a salvage yard and maybe get some used ones for less. If chrome is not your thing for handlebars just sand and paint or have have them powder coated. Go ahead and get some they do NOT have to be made from Victory to fit on your bike.
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Sorry fellas but THIS is the best cruiser.

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I second that motion.

If based purely on looks, I might have to give the edge to the Judge though.




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