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Maximizing Judge Performance!!!

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  1. mdhall41

    mdhall41 Well-Known Member

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    OK, So I just got back from visiting Kyle and I'm already thinking about what next. I have cams, exhaust, TTs, timing, and PCV as far as perfromance mods. I'm thinking that my rear tire will probably break loose pretty easy being that it's that little 140. I like the handling of the smaller tires, but might need a little more bite.

    I think my next mods in no particular order will be:
    1) penske shock
    2) maybe a slightly larger rim so I can do a 160-170 rear tire.

    I'd love to have just a little more lean angle and I'm thinking that the above would help. Any thoughts?

    Just for reference, here's the numbers after the tune...
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    If you want more lean angle, put Vegas foot controls on it. Victory did for 2014.

    Why didn't you have him take the speed governor off it?
     
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    Yeah, I'm definitely thinking of going to more forward controls, not sure if the extensions will be cheaper or Vegas.

    I should have had the speed limiter removed, I can't imagine it would have cost much more, now it'd probably require extra work and tuning adjustment.
     
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    The issue with the '13 Judge controls is they are too wide. Wider hits the ground sooner. Moving them closer to the centerline of the bike makes a lot of difference.
     
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    I never realized they were wider... Probably because they are mid and closer to exhaust.
     
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    The Penske really improved the handling of my Kingpin, I'm sure you'd like it regardless if you change wheels or not. One thing I'm not sure of but I'm sure Conquest could help you with is the stock length of the Judge's shock. In the later years the Vegas, Kingpin, Boardwalk, and maybe Judge, used a 1" shorter rear shock that originally appeared on the Vegas and Kingpin Low, before Low became standard. If the Judge shared this shock you can add more lean, and shock travel, by going with the longer shock.
     
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    I did a search, I guess the Judge is lower, so the +1" shock would be perfect! I think with that and forward controls I'd be in really good shape.
     
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    Get forward controls from a 2010 Vegas 8 ball, it moved mine forward about 4" and down probably close to 2" making it pretty darn comfy. I still have tons of tire left when I start scraping peg (like 1/4") so it won't put you out into a danger zone. Oh and the brackets and brake pedal were both around 8 bucks to me that's great price for having OEM parts on a bike and making look stock.
     
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    I realised that the vegas 8 ball shares the same swingarm and axle, only the rim is a 18x 5.5. I am planning to do a swap so that it can accept a 180 or 200 rear. Not sure if trimming is required of the fender.

    But still cant get my thoughts of a 250 rear.
     
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    I'm finding the Vegas or Gunner (I think they're the same) footpeg supports for about $160 for each side most places, one site had them for $72 per side. Where did you find them for $8? :22yikes:
     
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    E-bay... Maybe someone will trade with you...
     
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    Fat tires are so 8 years ago.
     
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    I agree... The Judge rear could be bigger, 180 would probably be perfect, but 200-250, just buy a Hammer at that point. I like to turn my bike and a 250 would take some of that fun away.
     
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    Lol oops I ment 80 bucks. The shifter is the same but you will need the brake pedal. I say get the stock 2010 because they changed them after that. You will have to move the brake line but that's not bad if you aren't afraid to bleed brakes (judging from your bike you arent). Oh I and I got them at my local vic dealer
     
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    Any bigger than a 200 and you're hurting handling, IMO. 180 is probably perfect. Again, IMO.
     

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