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I currently ride a cbr RR and tomorrow I am trading it in on a new Fury. I love the looks of it and the speed/uncomfortable thing is behind me. All I am interested in doing now is cruising nice and slow and comfortable. Is there anything that I should know before taking the plung tomorrow? Are these bikes comfortable for longish cruises? 1hr or so long. Are there any problems other than slipping into neutral(no biggie). Thanks guys.
 

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I currently ride a cbr RR and tomorrow I am trading it in on a new Fury. I love the looks of it and the speed/uncomfortable thing is behind me. All I am interested in doing now is cruising nice and slow and comfortable. Is there anything that I should know before taking the plung tomorrow? Are these bikes comfortable for longish cruises? 1hr or so long. Are there any problems other than slipping into neutral(no biggie). Thanks guys.
Long Rides i would say the stock seat is your biggest enemy, Otherwise the bike is awsome. The seat issue is an easy one to solve..Enjoy..:D
 

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They are not too comfy right off the floor, I had my seat redone by Mean City Cycles, and can (have) ridden 300+ miles a day . They don't slip into neutral, some have trouble shifting tho, that has been occurring sine the VTX1300 came out in 04 (?) they use the same transmission with slightly diff 3rd and 5th gear. WELCOME BTW
 

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Welcome complete newbie. :D

Like Clueless said, they don't really slip into neutral. Aside from one or two exceptions where a clutch adjustment may have been needed, the transmissions are fine and it doesn't take long to get used to them.

Yes, the seats are crap and unless you have an iron ass, you will need to either modify the stock seat or replace it completely for long rides.

Cruise slow and look cool. :cool:
 

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... you have an iron ass...
I must be in that boat! :p I road all day long and never had any ass issues however my back and shoulders were so sore due to the fact that I've never riden anything with forward controls and handle bars so stretched out. but that goes away quickly!

Be prepared for EVERYONE (and I mean evvverrrryyyyonnnee) to make comments about the bike and ask you if it's a harley!

The best part is watching their jaws just drop when you tell them it's a honda!

You will love this bike!
 

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AND one more thing remove reflectors at dealer !!!..:eek:!!! The Reflector cops are everyware!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:cool:
 

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welcome 'slowdown' and 'roadrunner'. don't forget to use the SEARCH button up top to get you started on any questions you might have.

This forum has quite a few 'opinionated' curmudgeons who will help you get on the road smarter and safer; plus, there's even a very concise, homegrown FAQ compiled by RSS that answers alot of newbie questions. (http://www.furyforums.com/forum/honda-fury-general-discussion/3566-honda-fury-faq.html)

Yes, the seat is the thing. If you're under 5'10" consider getting some handle bar risers (SEARCH: risers) as well as a nice soft, smooshy seat.

Enjoy the ride; it's better than most and more fun than a cage!
 

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Welcome and enjoy the ride!
 

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Shame you can't keep the CBR. I seldom ride mine now but it is nice to switch up every now and then. You will love the fury though.
 

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OK, Welcome, you have just found the best place, learn and contribute. Read the thread by Redspawn Silver, FAQ, use search and just read.

C&C seats has a very good rep on here, very fair pricing.

The Fury is a long wheelbase bike which doesn't turn like a shorter bike.

So go slow and learn her characteristics.

Cannallas seem to be the preferred riser for Fury.

Even tho you have been riding, I strongly suggest you order, Ride like a Pro off the INTERNET, 29.95, to learn how to turn longer, bigger bikes the
correct way.

Get on Goggle and search, apex of turns, very worthwhile
education.

See Ya, Mental
 

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Congrats on the bike.Bunch of good folks on this forum.I've only had mine a little over two months but thanks to this forum I've learned (and laughed) alot.Enjoy the ride and invest in a seat,your gonna love this bike.
 

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Welcome aboard, your making a good decision and it will be some of the best riding of your life. What color are you looking for?
 

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If you can manage to keep the CBR, too, I think you won't mind having it. I have an '07 GSX-R750 and my matte silver Fury. I ride them about equally. Clearly, they are very different rides!

I picked up a Corbin (always had good luck with them in the past) and find it plenty comfortable. For really long trips I've always found the key is the ability to mix up riding position a little from time to time and here floorboards would help, but kill the look. So I sometimes lay my ankles across the footpegs and slouch and then switch to having my instep on the footpeg and sitting more upright. I haven't done 300 miles yet, but have no concern that I won't be able to.

Enjoy!

Hey, if you could do me a favor--I bought mine used and have no owners manual (how the guy lost it that quickly is beyond me!), but I have no idea what if anything pops off to let me store my registration card. When you get yours, mind sending me a quick email telling me what pops off. (And if you see anything else in the manual that strikes you as outside the normal expectations of what you'd find in a manual, tell me that too!) [email protected]

Thanks!
 

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If you can manage to keep the CBR, too, I think you won't mind having it. I have an '07 GSX-R750 and my matte silver Fury. I ride them about equally. Clearly, they are very different rides!

I picked up a Corbin (always had good luck with them in the past) and find it plenty comfortable. For really long trips I've always found the key is the ability to mix up riding position a little from time to time and here floorboards would help, but kill the look. So I sometimes lay my ankles across the footpegs and slouch and then switch to having my instep on the footpeg and sitting more upright. I haven't done 300 miles yet, but have no concern that I won't be able to.

Enjoy!

Hey, if you could do me a favor--I bought mine used and have no owners manual (how the guy lost it that quickly is beyond me!), but I have no idea what if anything pops off to let me store my registration card. When you get yours, mind sending me a quick email telling me what pops off. (And if you see anything else in the manual that strikes you as outside the normal expectations of what you'd find in a manual, tell me that too!) [email protected]

Thanks!
If you pop off the chrome pieces under the seat there are velcroish strips in there, the manuals go into plastic bags that stick on there. I wouldnt keep reg or anything there though, its easy to get to them and steal, or get semi-personal info. I keep my stuff in my backpack, jacket or wallet. depending on importance and size. Only thing i keep in there is a spare helmet bag to use as an emergency cargo bag if i have to pick up anything that needs to be in a bag
 
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