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Old 02-29-2012, 01:49 PM   #1171
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Nice photos. I wouldn't mind riding one. Maybe I'll catch one at a rally this year.
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Old 02-29-2012, 01:49 PM   #1172
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Thanks for the reply! Your picture of the Judge looks better than the advertising stuff I saw a few months back. I didn't recognize it as the same bike (until I saw the 106). Also good to know about the longer shocks.

Another bike to put on the "maybe one day after the wifey gets more bling" list.
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Old 02-29-2012, 01:54 PM   #1173
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I like that Victory too. I can definitely see why it's on your "want" list.
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Old 03-01-2012, 12:34 PM   #1174
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crappy little craigslist pic but this looks interesting..



It's been listed for a while, and relisted a couple of times. It's an 03 has bags and some aftermarket stuff, less than 7000 miles.
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Old 03-01-2012, 03:24 PM   #1175
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Did the local demo day and put 45 miles on this baby. They will be released in April. I'm currently Jewelry shopping for my wife.

This is more like what we need a clean basic standard with ballls. Just move the foot work back a bit a little lower handle bar. Not all Vtwins need the foot forward, pull back bar. Its all about balance weight equally distributed on the butt, the wrists and the pegs. Why don't more people and manufacturers get it?
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Old 03-01-2012, 04:33 PM   #1176
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This.

Because sometimes I just want a motorcycle.

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Old 03-01-2012, 04:40 PM   #1177
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ZRX100, 1200 is Exactly what I was referring to I the Judge Victory photo.
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Old 03-01-2012, 08:44 PM   #1178
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This is more like what we need a clean basic standard with ballls. Just move the foot work back a bit a little lower handle bar. Not all Vtwins need the foot forward, pull back bar. Its all about balance weight equally distributed on the butt, the wrists and the pegs. Why don't more people and manufacturers get it?
G-Jim, I agree. Unfortunately with Victory's current exhaust moving the pegs further back will be next to impossible. My heel fouls the rear header where it is now. Not objectionable, you just know it's there. The bars could certainly be lower but no matter what many will want them closer. At 6'2" I thought they were fine.

I can't talk myself out of it.
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Old 03-01-2012, 09:01 PM   #1179
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This.

Because sometimes I just want a motorcycle.

A modern Suzuki (GSX1250FA) built as a Wes Cooley GS1000S replica, and Honda as a Freddy Spencer (the silver and blue 900) replica, then a San Jose BMW/David Emde replica. LET THE REPLICATING BEGIN!
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Old 03-01-2012, 09:30 PM   #1180
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It's a throwback to Victory's early days with a really healthy dose of refinement.
Am I the only one that finds this statement humorous/laughable and slightly absurd?

"Victory's early days" What would those be?


Note. This is in no way a poke at wanting the bike. If it is the bike you want it is the bike you should have. I just thought it humorous.
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Old 03-01-2012, 11:08 PM   #1181
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Am I the only one that finds this statement humorous/laughable and slightly absurd?

"Victory's early days" What would those be?



1999...



2012...



Granted, not a long time compared to most, but technically, "throwback" is still correct.
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Old 03-01-2012, 11:44 PM   #1182
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crappy little craigslist pic but this looks interesting..



It's been listed for a while, and relisted a couple of times. It's an 03 has bags and some aftermarket stuff, less than 7000 miles.
Depending on the price, that could be a very good deal. Those little guys are solid performers. I'm not sure which version of the California that is (Stone, EV, etc.) but the small blocks have quite a following.

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Old 03-02-2012, 01:29 AM   #1183
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hate the flames though
The flames on that one must be defective. I love'em on mine.
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Old 03-02-2012, 05:45 AM   #1184
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This is more like what we need a clean basic standard with ballls. Just move the foot work back a bit a little lower handle bar. Not all Vtwins need the foot forward, pull back bar. Its all about balance weight equally distributed on the butt, the wrists and the pegs. Why don't more people and manufacturers get it?
Because no one buys the standards in the kind of numbers they buy forward control cruisers. The heart of the cruiser riding segment is people who want to ride bikes like other people ride, regardless of function. It's about sound, look, and image.
And when the manufacturer's design people go to bike events, or anywhere bikes are, they see the standard models they sold have been converted to apes and forward controls by the "me too" crowd.

It's not a big deal though. Probably 90% of these bikes will get new pipes. Just fit a pipe that will leave room for mids, buy the mids and install them. Ride. Be happy.

As an example, look at bikes like the mean streak, M90, warrior, and even the V-max next time you go to a bike event. Most will have been cruiserized instead of pushed farther into ballsy power cruiser that handles territory.

Obviously, people can do whatever they want with their bikes. I'm just saying that it's not a viable segment off the floor. One can pick from a lot of good bikes to base a better handling v-twin machine, if one wants to do the work.
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Old 03-02-2012, 06:55 AM   #1185
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Am I the only one that finds this statement humorous/laughable and slightly absurd?

"Victory's early days" What would those be?


Note. This is in no way a poke at wanting the bike. If it is the bike you want it is the bike you should have. I just thought it humorous.
Ride a 1st generation (especially a '99 or '00). You'll get my reference and not think it absurd at all.
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