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post #1 of 38 (permalink) Old 10-18-2012, 01:07 PM Thread Starter
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Hate the rain...

Started raining on my way to work ended up hitting some oil and laid down the bike around 30-40mph. Was able to walk away and ride it to work but Im needing some small parts.

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post #2 of 38 (permalink) Old 10-18-2012, 01:28 PM
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That sux man!! How'd both sides get F'd?
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That sux man!! How'd both sides get F'd?
The bike went down on the exhaust side then flipped.

Im shocked I walked away, Im sure the slippery ground allowed me to slide easy. And I was wearing an ogio no drag bag, that was a huge help. I picked up the bike and rode it to work with one foot peg. As of right now all that hurts is my right hip/cheek.
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I have a OEM black set of hand levers and mirrors if your interested. Just pm me your ship info and I'll get them out to ya. Is the tank damaged?


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Started raining on my way to work ended up hitting some oil and laid down the bike around 30-40mph. Was able to walk away and ride it to work but Im needing some small parts.

Front foot pegs
Foot brake
Clutch lever (black preferably)
Mirror Clutch side)

Thanks guys
I have a set of stock chrome mirrors.
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Wow, another one. Guys due to the small front tire and the large back tire please please slow down in rain.....as it has been my observation that the Fury does not like rain. I say this as I have rode literaly hundreds of diff bikes over the years most from my time repairing bikes and the Fury is one of the worst in my opinion for rain handling. My last trip in the rain I was down to 45mph and still had occasional rear wheel float.
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I rode from Terre Haute to Indy at 65 mph in the pouring down rain and my scoot didn't have a slip or hick up with the after market breather!!! Was very proud of the way she handled in the rain !


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First ride was 225 miles in the rain at night on I75. You could not have peeled my a$$ of the seat.


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I rode from Terre Haute to Indy at 65 mph in the pouring down rain and my scoot didn't have a slip or hick up with the after market breather!!! Was very proud of the way she handled in the rain !


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If you are going to encourage people to get hurt in the rain please be honest enough to also tell them your bikes suspension and most important the trail has been altered. I will reserve the other part of my critsicism for encouraging people to go fast with an overwide rear tire on rain as it would not be kind.
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I rode from Terre Haute to Indy at 65 mph in the pouring down rain and my scoot didn't have a slip or hick up with the after market breather!!! Was very proud of the way she handled in the rain !


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Taken from WIKI....

Motorcycles,
Motorcycles benefit from narrow tires with round, canoe-shaped contact patches. Narrow tires are less vulnerable to aquaplaning because vehicle weight is distributed over a smaller area, and rounded tires more easily push water aside. These advantages diminish on lighter motorcycles with naturally wide tires, like those in the supersport class. Further, wet conditions reduce the lateral force that any tire can accommodate before sliding. While a slide in a four-wheeled vehicle may be corrected, the same slide on a motorcycle will generally cause the rider to fall. Thus, despite the relative lack of aquaplaning danger in wet conditions, motorcycle riders must be even more cautious because overall traction is reduced by wet roadways.


Please note road conditions play a VERY BIG part. If you are on a nice high crowned well maintained road you may never hydroplane. But if you are on roads like here in Colorado where you can see the two ruts car tires have made over time the chance of hydroplaning goes up exponentially.

The other major factor are tires. Who here thinks the Fury for its weight has an oversized tire? All who said yes slow down in the rain. I hope this warning is heeded so we have no more rain wrecks.

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