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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 11-20-2013, 09:00 PM Thread Starter
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Unhappy 2013 Judge tire wobble and noise

i bought a 2013 victory judge in August and the next day a lady backed into it while it was parked. i took the bike to the dealer i bought it from and had it fixed. well, after they told me they had fixed everything i started noticing weird things going on. Firstly i no noticed the bike making a strange WUM WUM noise when slowing down around 10-15 mph and then i hear a clunking sound when riding (with or without the clutch engaged) coming from the engine. I have taken the bike back and forth to the dealer almost a dozen times telling them about the issues im dealing with and they kept telling the bike was fine. I didnt believe them so i took the bike to get a second opinion at a bike shop in my town (the victory dealer was an hour away). the local shop called me the next day and said the rear wheel seems to be oblong. i went in the next day and they put the bike on a jack and showed me the wobble. i could see the sprocket wobbling slightly. I took the bike back to the dealer and showed them what i saw. and told them about the clunking from the engine. they kept the bike for a month only to tell that everything is fine and they are done looking at my bike anymore. i took the bike home with nothing fixed and the WUM WUM sound still there along with the engine clunking that i can hear while riding (though you have to be going slow otherwise wind noise overpowers it). i I cant get a video that has the noise in it. it's hard to catch it with a camera mic but you can hear it from a block away.

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Looks like either a bent axle or a rim. Bring it to a good vic dealer. This should be an insurance claim and not warrenty. Bummer dude!
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Looks like either a bent axle or a rim. Bring it to a good vic dealer. This should be an insurance claim and not warrenty. Bummer dude!
The dealer i bought it from seems to have a VIP rating from victory and they say the rim isnt bent. they claim that nothing is wrong with the bike. Soon i am going to take it to another dealer and see what they say. either way i am a bit scared to ride the bike.
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Take it to a bike shop that does insurance repairs on wrecked bikes and can check frames to see if they have been bent. There is one here in Ohio that I know of. Im no mechanic but Vic's don't wobble. It sounds like something is tweaked.

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i bought a 2013 victory judge in August and the next day a lady backed into it while it was parked. i took the bike to the dealer i bought it from and had it fixed. well, after they told me they had fixed everything i started noticing weird things going on. Firstly i no noticed the bike making a strange WUM WUM noise when slowing down around 10-15 mph and then i hear a clunking sound when riding (with or without the clutch engaged) coming from the engine. I have taken the bike back and forth to the dealer almost a dozen times telling them about the issues im dealing with and they kept telling the bike was fine. I didnt believe them so i took the bike to get a second opinion at a bike shop in my town (the victory dealer was an hour away). the local shop called me the next day and said the rear wheel seems to be oblong. i went in the next day and they put the bike on a jack and showed me the wobble. i could see the sprocket wobbling slightly. I took the bike back to the dealer and showed them what i saw. and told them about the clunking from the engine. they kept the bike for a month only to tell that everything is fine and they are done looking at my bike anymore. i took the bike home with nothing fixed and the WUM WUM sound still there along with the engine clunking that i can hear while riding (though you have to be going slow otherwise wind noise overpowers it).Judge wobble video
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Take it to a bike shop that does insurance repairs on wrecked bikes and can check frames to see if they have been bent. There is one here in Ohio that I know of. Im no mechanic but Vic's don't wobble. It sounds like something is tweaked.

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I think this is the best advice you're going to get. You have the other parties' insurance info, right? You didn't sign anything saying you accept the repairs right? If the dealer knew the circumstances up front- they have no motivation to try and weasel out of a warranty repair- this is insurance, not warranty.

I would NEVER sign off on a body repair until thoroughly tested and inspected. Especially if the service writer- is telling me all kinds of crap that doesn't sound quite right.. "The bike is FINE- nothing's wrong at all".. wtf? It got hit by a car...

Notify this insurance company & get back to the dealer and tell them what's up. Something has been rendered caddywhompous by the impact. If they can show you that it is NOT the wheel, but are otherwise ill equipped to continue beyond that- get it to a bike body shop, now.

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I think this is the best advice you're going to get. You have the other parties' insurance info, right? You didn't sign anything saying you accept the repairs right? If the dealer knew the circumstances up front- they have no motivation to try and weasel out of a warranty repair- this is insurance, not warranty.

Get back to the dealer and tell them what's up. Something has been rendered caddywhompous by the impact. If they show you that it is NOT the wheel, but are otherwise ill equipped to continue beyond that- get it to a bike body shop, now.
I had signed the receipt from when they repaired it. I took it out for a test ride before signing and it rode fine. like i said, the rear noise can only be heard if the bike is rideen for at least 20 minutes and i didnt test ride it that long after they fixed it. the bike felt fine so i signed the receipt.
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Pull the rear wheel.
#1 check axle to see if its bent. No you can't eye ball it.
#2 Take tire and wheel to any shop and have them pull the tire off and check the bearings and wheel run out.
#3 Put on new tire there could be bad cords in tire you can't see.
#4 Check swing arm. Un hook shock and check side to side play in swing arm. There should be none.

The only way your going to solve this is by taking the wheel off and check things out.
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