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Test rode the Judge the other day, not sure if it is the right bike for me. However, in a general sense I was impressed with the Victory Brand.

So the question is how much is the maintaince?? Tires, warranty check ups, Valve adjustments

Thanks in advance

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So...
Test rode the Judge the other day, not sure if it is the right bike for me. However, in a general sense I was impressed with the Victory Brand.

So the question is how much is the maintaince?? Tires, warranty check ups, Valve adjustments

Thanks in advance

T
Last I heard; they come with 1 yr warranty from Vic and a 2 year extended warranty with a co-pay. That's all negotiable when you buy the bike.

Maintenance costs are no different that another bike in its class. Just oil changes, adjust clutch cable, and drive belt. Tires are a variable on how you ride, your weight, if you ride 2 up, etc.

There are no valve adjustments. It's a hydraulic assisted tensioner on a cam chain so it's auto tensioning.

Maintenance costs drop considerably if you do as much of the maintenance, like oil changes, clutch and belt adjustments, lubing of little things like the shifter heim joints and kickstand, as you can. Simple stuff really. You can download a manual that explains much of it from HERE. In fact; Vic's have the lowest maintenance costs of any of my previous 17 or so bikes. Easier too so that either leaves more time for riding or tinkering. I like to do both. :)
 

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How much are tires?? I ask because the other bike I am considering tires are really kind of pricey (Only 1 manufacture makes them)
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Tires vary in price from $60 to $400 depends on size and make,etc. Try for www.americanmototire.com for an idea of cost. Then of course if you do not put them on yourself you need to figure labor on top of that.
 

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How much are tires?? I ask because the other bike I am considering tires are really kind of pricey (Only 1 manufacture makes them)
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Normal sized tires are about the same as anything similar...under $200 for the front and under $300 for the rear. If you buy one with balloon or bicycle tires YMMV. In my experience, Competition Accessories is about as low cost a tire provider as one can find.

http://www.compacc.com/

The more salient question is what do Vic dealers charge to mount them. As I haven't had to have one mounted yet, the answer to this question is of interest to me too.
 

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Around here, we have a local motorcycle mechanic that will mount and balance the tires for 35 bucks each, provided you bring him the rim and tire off the bike. Small price to pay for saving over dealer prices these parts. Plus he's the only guy around here that will mount tires you didn't purchase at his shop (unlike most dealers).
 

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Tires vary in price from $60 to $400 depends on size and make,etc. Try for www.americanmototire.com for an idea of cost. Then of course if you do not put them on yourself you need to figure labor on top of that.
Hey Speedblue. I went to that site above and they carry the front tire size for a good price of about 78 bucks delivered, but they don't have the rear. Do you know if we can fudge a little on the rear size to get a good price there as well? Looked at a few other sites and they are still pricey for my small wallet. I can hear the comments now, " Thanks

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Maurice if you are talking of going with a slightly smaller tire size to save a few bucks I would not recommend it. If you go with the smaller size it will problably wear out quicker because it will not hold up to the weight and size of the vehicle as well. If that is all you can afford to get, just keep in mind in the long run it is going to cost you more $$$$ because you will more than likely have to change the tire sooner IMO.Sorry:(. So it might be worth saving your money a bit longer and maybe cut down on the use of the bike until you can afford the correct tire size. I am no tire expert, but that is what I think. Years ago I installed a lower price tire on an old Goldwing I had, a Kenda brand tire if I remember right. Tire was ok until it rained. In the rain that tire felt like I put grease on that bike tire. Kind of fun sliding around to a point, but on a Goldwing it was kinda scarey sometimes:crzy:. Good luck Maurice.
 
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