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I rode over three hundred miles today, and what a blast. from hainesville Il. to Starved Rock State Park, in Utica, Il. Took side roads there, nice cruise. Stopped for gas, etc. many different kinds of bikes were along for the ride, Harleys, sport bikes, Yamaha cruisers. Overall, a nice ride.

Now I will say it, I didn't take the Fury, I took my VTX 1300 R.
I'm glad I chose to ride the X today, as we came home on the highway, and that generally travels at 80 plus miles an hour. I don't have a windshield and I choose not to wear a helmet. I have Ultimate seats on the X so that was all good, but you really get beat up at 80 miles an hour if you're naked, so to speak.
I know if I had chose to ride the Fury, my ass probably would still be out on that highway somewhere.
I really love my Fury, I commute with it every day but to Tour on it, or ride on unknown roads, no way.
Tomorrow, I will be happy, hopping on the Fury, and riding 12 miles to work, and looking forward to 12 miles back home.
Ride safe, all!
 

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i rode my fury 362 miles yesterday,some of it at 75 80+.no issues or problems.oh,my daughter was beside me on hers.
 

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Great bikin' country ...

i rode my fury 362 miles yesterday,some of it at 75 80+.no issues or problems.oh,my daughter was beside me on hers.
I hate runs taking my semi thru the hills of Virginia (two 28-foot ABF doubles, actually); it's what we call '35 or 95' country - 35mph up every hill and 95 goin' down - but every time I have to take a run thru that part of the country I keep thinkin' "what a great run this would be on my bike" :)

Must be beautiful bikin' down there this time of year; gonna get really purty too when the leaves start changing ...
 

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i rode my fury 362 miles yesterday,some of it at 75 80+.no issues or problems.oh,my daughter was beside me on hers.

Nice!!!!! I'm going out on mine this afternoon. Had too much crap to do this weekend to get out on mine.
 

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you are right stonewheel.i think it is some of the best riding you can do.we hit the parkway quite a bit.
 

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I took my fury down to Ann Arbor to visit family this past weekend. Made it a 2 day trip on the way down, and it was kinda nice. The way back though, I went the entire 375 miles all in one shot. The temp was around 60-65 and I got rained on for the first 45 min of the trip. By the time I got home, I couldn't feel any of my fingers past the first knuckle, I was shivering uncontrollably, and could barely move! My butt, however was in decent shape considering. I figure the short range on the fuel tanks gives us just enough bum breaks when we stop for fuel that it becomes tolerable for long rides. Minus the rain, I'd do it again in a heartbeat.
 

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Okay, you guys are talking me into a longer trip, but I am a big guy. 6'4", 230 lbs., 36" inseam. I could use the forward controls a little more forward, as I have to keep reminding myself to keep my knees in, otherwise I feel like a Daddy Longlegs Spider.
However, I wiil try to run a couple hundered miles, and see what happens.
 

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I took my fury down to Ann Arbor to visit family this past weekend. Made it a 2 day trip on the way down, and it was kinda nice. The way back though, I went the entire 375 miles all in one shot. The temp was around 60-65 and I got rained on for the first 45 min of the trip. By the time I got home, I couldn't feel any of my fingers past the first knuckle, I was shivering uncontrollably, and could barely move! My butt, however was in decent shape considering. I figure the short range on the fuel tanks gives us just enough bum breaks when we stop for fuel that it becomes tolerable for long rides. Minus the rain, I'd do it again in a heartbeat.
A side note on that trip, Every time I stopped for gas, I had at least 2 or 3 people walk up and start commenting on the bike! One older guy in a pick-up saw me riding in the rain and followed me for about 80 miles to the next gas station just to see the bike and tell me he wished he could still ride like that! That was kinda cool. :D
 

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Long rides

First week....

Drove around chattanooga to get used to it....

then, drove from chattanooga to Robertsdale alabama (LA)

nice drive, sun all the way, until i hit bay minette (sp) took a little shower there.... made it to grand ma's house nice and dry.

Next week, rode back from LA to chattanooga.... no rain at all, nice and dry.

My arse was a little numb, but the gas breaks do give time to get the blood flowing.

Many people stopped and commented, one lady said she did not like the shot gun pipes, but one out of 30 aint too bad IMO


EDIT: 398 miles each way.
 

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we are headed for memphis on the 7 8 9 10 11 of sept.just need a break and seems like a good place to go.
 
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