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I'm sure this forum is a bit biased, but I can't decide which toy. Single right now, so no wife issues... been struggling with this b/c I can spend about $15k either way...

Muscle Car:
+Safer, feel better driving it in Houston traffic
+Drag strip fun
+May gain in value
+Drive year round
+Able to work on as hobby (more tools!)
-A lot more maintenance
-Less Reliability
-Have to park my daily car outside instead of garage (boo!)

Fury:
+Open air thrills
+More fun to ride with buddies than driving in a car
+Easily fits in garage next to my regular car
+Probably more reliable
-Reliability means less excuses to buy tools.
-Dangerous
-Gear cost, insurance cost
-Can only ride it about half the year comfortably
 

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go to nearest honda dealer.sit on a fury.dun!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 

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I'm sure this forum is a bit biased, but I can't decide which toy. Single right now, so no wife issues... been struggling with this b/c I can spend about $15k either way...

Muscle Car:
+Safer, feel better driving it in Houston traffic
+Drag strip fun
+May gain in value
+Drive year round
+Able to work on as hobby (more tools!)
-A lot more maintenance
-Less Reliability
-Have to park my daily car outside instead of garage (boo!)

Fury:
+Open air thrills
+More fun to ride with buddies than driving in a car
+Easily fits in garage next to my regular car
+Probably more reliable
-Reliability means less excuses to buy tools.
-Dangerous
-Gear cost, insurance cost
-Can only ride it about half the year comfortably
Fun to drag in a car but Dangerous to ride a bike?

I am sure you would get more use out of a car [I know I would] but it's just nice to hop on a bike [any make] and just ride... no cell phone, no radio, no b/s.... just cruise and relax.

If I had to chose my having my old 69 Chevelle back or keep my bike... I would keep my bike.
 

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I'm sure this forum is a bit biased, but I can't decide which toy. Single right now, so no wife issues... been struggling with this b/c I can spend about $15k either way...

Muscle Car:
+Safer, feel better driving it in Houston traffic
+Drag strip fun
+May gain in value
+Drive year round
+Able to work on as hobby (more tools!)
-A lot more maintenance
-Less Reliability
-Have to park my daily car outside instead of garage (boo!)

Fury:
+Open air thrills
+More fun to ride with buddies than driving in a car
+Easily fits in garage next to my regular car
+Probably more reliable
-Reliability means less excuses to buy tools.
-Dangerous
-Gear cost, insurance cost
-Can only ride it about half the year comfortably
Motorcycles are not dangerous, idiots are.

$15,000.00 will not buy you much in the lines of a Muscle Car. Dont you watch the Barrett-Jackson Auto Auction in Scottsdale Arizona on TV?

I say buy the Honda & I'm a Harley guy!
 

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Motorcycles are not dangerous, idiots are.

$15,000.00 will not buy you much in the lines of a Muscle Car. Dont you watch the Barrett-Jackson Auto Auction in Scottsdale Arizona on TV?

I say buy the Honda & I'm a Harley guy!

I didn't think so either, but these days there's a lot of deals out there.
 

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Fun to drag in a car but Dangerous to ride a bike?

I am sure you would get more use out of a car [I know I would] but it's just nice to hop on a bike [any make] and just ride... no cell phone, no radio, no b/s.... just cruise and relax.

If I had to chose my having my old 69 Chevelle back or keep my bike... I would keep my bike.
Thanks, good to hear from someone who has had both. I've never had a bike or true muscle car. :)
 

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I had a custom 1952 Ford truck ($28000.) loved it but spent too much time in the garage, got tired of looking at it and waxing it. I sold it after winning a few shows, nothing like the open road on a bike, I bought 2 bikes for what I paid for the 52.
 

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if I had the money, I'd have a garage full of bikes and muscle cars
 

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There are two great days when you have a muscle car. The day you get it and the day you sell it lol. I had a 1970 Chevelle SS 454 black with the two big white stripes. The car was a show stopper but wow I spent way to much time keeping it super clean. I say get anything on two wheels and get out and enjoy life.:)
 

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Muscle car + drag stip= money pit. If you really love wrenchin get the car. If you do drive your car hard and want to start seeing results at the track, prepare your plastic.

Love the open road and a nice escape from reality, get the bike. And you'll probably get 3x the fuel out of a bike.
 

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I don't own a muscle car but I do own three hot rods. I like the pre 1940 cars. I have a 1927 Lake Style T hot rod and a 1941 Dodge Power Wagon rod. We are working on another 41 Dodge Power Wagon to make it in to a rat rod. We recently sold our 1923 T hot rod.
I also own 2006 1300 VTX R/S........for sale
and of course.....The Fury.
So, my question is.......why not have both? :D
 

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hey beerz - a quick thought. you can't lock the doors on the fury. you can't roll up the windows, you can't turn on the ac, turn up the heater, turn on the windshield wipers. it's just you and the sky.

and at night, the road ahead of you and the musty haze of the forest. the dank smell of that lake you can't see, but konw is there. somethings burning in the distance. it's foggy. you can hear the crickets, you can feel the chill as you decend into the valley.

it's just you and the night. or the day. or the burning sun. the bitter wind. that driving rain. there's no escaping yourself on a bike. there's no buffer. there's no way out. once you commit you live with the scenery.

it seems to me the question you are really asking is 'a bike or a car?'

we are biased. we've taken the road to red lodge that night it snowed in mid july and we were only wearing a thin leather jacket, no gloves and no rainsuit. we've slid inch by inch through the icy clouds wondering if we'd ever arrive and when we did, 300 miles later get back to where we started, we were ripped raw.

we got up and did it again. we barely made it between those two deer that suddnely appeared one night when we were going too fast, on loose gravel, with a brand new bike. we've felt the rain at 60, saw that lighthing strike a hundred meters away but kept going because there just was no place to stop. no windows to roll up, no heater to turn on, no bench seat to fall into and sleep it off.

when you stop you have to put your feet down or you'll fall over.

monk.
 

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Well I was planning on getting the new Camaro since I already had 2 bikes until I sat in it and felt like a sardine. So I opted for the Fury. Now if I could have found a 69 Camaro SS at the right price I would have been Furyless. LOL
 

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hey beerz - a quick thought. you can't lock the doors on the fury. you can't roll up the windows, you can't turn on the ac, turn up the heater, turn on the windshield wipers. it's just you and the sky.

and at night, the road ahead of you and the musty haze of the forest. the dank smell of that lake you can't see, but konw is there. somethings burning in the distance. it's foggy. you can hear the crickets, you can feel the chill as you decend into the valley.

it's just you and the night. or the day. or the burning sun. the bitter wind. that driving rain. there's no escaping yourself on a bike. there's no buffer. there's no way out. once you commit you live with the scenery.

it seems to me the question you are really asking is 'a bike or a car?'

we are biased. we've taken the road to red lodge that night it snowed in mid july and we were only wearing a thin leather jacket, no gloves and no rainsuit. we've slid inch by inch through the icy clouds wondering if we'd ever arrive and when we did, 300 miles later get back to where we started, we were ripped raw.

we got up and did it again. we barely made it between those two deer that suddnely appeared one night when we were going too fast, on loose gravel, with a brand new bike. we've felt the rain at 60, saw that lighthing strike a hundred meters away but kept going because there just was no place to stop. no windows to roll up, no heater to turn on, no bench seat to fall into and sleep it off.

when you stop you have to put your feet down or you'll fall over.

monk.
...one time @ bandcamp...

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Seriously buy the 2 wheels.

I had a drag car.
I raced NHRA.
I travelled up and down the west coast. Pomona, Palmdale, Vegas, Bandimere, Firebird, Woodburn, and my fav Bakersfield.
I fixed my car. I fixed it again. I changed the oil before every event. I adjusted valves before every event. I checked tire pressure before every run. I breathed 110 Sunoco and pissed Redline.

...all gone now.
...all distant fond memories.
just me and the elements I meet on the Fury.

And I get way more chics!
 
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