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I went last Friday to take the road test. I've got 4000 miles on my Fury and felt pretty comfortable on the bike. I've never taken the test before and really didn't know what to expect, but it didn't look like it would be too hard from the pictures in the manual. If you are like me and haven't taken this test before, I have some advice. I suggest you go the DMV after hours and practice. The Fury is not very nimble and the course seems tiny when trying to negotiate the tight turns. I had to turn the handlebars almost all the way in to get it to make the U-turns. The other problem I had was riding too slow. They want you to be aggressive on certain parts of the test, especially on the emergency stop test. Gas it and brake hard. I lost 9 points on this part of the test. You are only allowed 20. I didn't pass the test and I have to try again next week. I'll try one more time on the Fury (after some practice this week). If I don't get it next time, I'll try with a smaller bike.
I just wanted to know if anyone else found this difficult.
 

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U turns? and such. Look into Ride Like a Pro.com. Check out thread 4/18/10 by Bayside Bob, Friction Zone. Watch the U tube video, you will understand! Learn how to ride YOUR bike on the street, because you WILL be riding your bike on the street.
 

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When I got my permit I told the guy at the DMV the kind of bike I had and he said "good luck". Also the honda dealer where I got the bike said Even if you have been riding all your life the bike itself may not allow you to pass just because of the way it is built.
I stoped buy my local harly dealer and they have honda 250's and 500's you can use for free to take the test.
Check out your Harley dealer. Yhey just want people to ride.
 

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Being a member of the military it was nice as we have a two day course that's free for us and provide bikes for us to learn on and to test on (the later half of the second day) and after you take there test you take your paperwork down to the DMV and get your license. The course is required to ride on Ft. Campbell anyways so that knocks out two things at once, gets your qualification to ride on post and gets you your license. The bikes for the course were Kawasaki 250's I believe so it was nice to have a smaller bike to train on and take the test. Anyways, good luck the next time you take your test.
 

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Another thought is to check into a motorcycle safety course in your area. I had been off a bike for 15 years and since I am active it is a mandatory course we have to take to get our bade decals. I learned alot through the two day course and at the end you take the DMV driving test which you take your certificate in and you are done... no more riding test at the DMV. Yes the U-turns are a Bitch on the Fury but I was more comfortable by the end of the course and was able to keep it in the lines... Just a thought.
 

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Hey Junkie I'm in appling just across the lake I haven't seen another fury around here since I got mine last may. the dealer I got mine from (street and trail) told me the other week they had only sold one other fury besides mine. Didn't know if that is you. I haven't tried the DMV course yet. We need to get together for a ride!!:D
 

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yea i took, the turns were alittle tuff but made it through. You from edgefield? Me too.

mpridgen, I'm still in Edgefield. Glad to hear that someone has passed this test on the Fury. I'd like to be able to take it on the bike I ride. I could borrow a Rebel for the test, but I would rather not.

Hey Junkie I'm in appling just across the lake I haven't seen another fury around here since I got mine last may. the dealer I got mine from (street and trail) told me the other week they had only sold one other fury besides mine. Didn't know if that is you. I haven't tried the DMV course yet. We need to get together for a ride!!:D
GAfury, I often ride near the lake. Last week my buddy and I rode to Lincolnton and McCormick. This made for a good trip as the route keeps you close to the lake and crosses a lot of the fingers. Just over 100 miles round trip. I hope to be able to make another trip around the same area next week. I got my bike in Aiken SC last may. Since then I think they have sold one other.
 

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mpridgen, I'm still in Edgefield. Glad to hear that someone has passed this test on the Fury. I'd like to be able to take it on the bike I ride. I could borrow a Rebel for the test, but I would rather not.



GAfury, I often ride near the lake. Last week my buddy and I rode to Lincolnton and McCormick. This made for a good trip as the route keeps you close to the lake and crosses a lot of the fingers. Just over 100 miles round trip. I hope to be able to make another trip around the same area next week.
I really like riding around the lake too. the roads are good and have alot of curves makes it fun. We will have to meet up for a ride.
 

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Junkie,I think CBFury may have hit the nail on the head with the best suggestion given to you with a safety training course to help assist you for you upcoming license. I agree the fury is very tough bike to try to take on a DMV road test and probably many of us would also flunk with the rake of this bike trying to maneuvering the tight turns required on this test. Most states offering up the safety training courses available by independent driving instructors consisting of a two day courses of classroom and on course training followed up by a small road course given by your class training and issue license. These instructions are very knowledgeable and are certified by the state to pass you as a registry official would be when going for you licences. This type of course would be beneficial to you for all the little things you would pick up for future use and they usually have their on smaller type motorcycles on hand for you to train and test with. In think since you have already failed your first attempt this would help take away any pressure on you and give a more relaxed atmosphere knowing that you are almost guaranteed a license at the completion the the course. Good Luck!
 
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