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Well, earlier today... I put out my feelers for those extended fork nut covers L&M is making and got some good idea's from no_fury. One of those idea's was to contact VTX-treme and see what they had to offer. Well, since my phone number is in every e-mail that I send out, I got a call from Daryl Hoksbergen, the Man in charge there at VTX-treme.

He said that he was and has been interested in making parts for the Fury, but hasn't seen the market surge from the Fury riders, at least in his area of the country or on his website, for those particular parts.

Well, we talked for about 20 minutes or so... here's what we came up with:

If somebody is willing to loan him the top fork nut caps (probably have to stick a rag into the tubes), also the top and bottom Triple Tree units, along with the bearings, stem... the whole thing, they are willing to discount you on the new parts which they are going to work out. (probably a good 10-20% or more discount on the brand new, first run parts) They are also wanting to do some headlight adapters as well, so... if you want to send them too, that would work out great...

This is what he was offering:

Additional 3 inch extensions (fork nut extensions) and a new triple tree rack, with an 8º rake on it (we currently have a 6º rake on our bikes).

I am thinking of doing this, but as most of you know, I love my bike and ride it just about daily (bout to get might paint job tho, so... we'll see). It will be about a month that he will need this stuff for, so it would be some down time. If you have your bike apart already, this might work out for you... Or, if you live in his area, my benefit you more to do this...

Here is his contact number and location, all I ask is if you do take this on, to let the rest of us know, so we can look forward to the new product, also not bother him with a butt ton of calls after we figure out who is going to do this... He sounds like a nice guy, with a couple of neat stories (specially bout the Fury Tree's)... So, here's his contact number:

Daryl Hoksbergen
[email protected]
VTX1300C Products
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
1-414-517-9546
 

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Awesome! New Fury parts.:cool: Sounds like it'll be a good deal for somebody.

btw... Just finished installing the L&M fork extenders. So I have the stock fork cap if he needs one.
 

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Awesome! New Fury parts.:cool: Sounds like it'll be a good deal for somebody.

btw... Just finished installing the L&M fork extenders. So I have the stock fork cap if he needs one.
Give him a call, he's a nice guy to talk to, maybe find something else out for us.. ;)

Oh, how does it look btw????
 

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I don't know, a three inch extender, which would be a 2.5 inch gain, might look good but I think handling would go to crap. You already have slower speed turning now and I think that would exasserbate that. Also I think you would get more shock from the front end. IMO, I may be wrong and stand to be corrected.:) Ride Safe
 

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I don't know, a three inch extender, which would be a 2.5 inch gain, might look good but I think handling would go to crap. You already have slower speed turning now and I think that would exaserbate that.IMO, I may be wrong and stand to be corrected.:) Ride Safe
You would have to combine it with the triple tree's in order to get a more natural feel... This bike has such good balance as it is... might work out good in the end...
 

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I don't know, a three inch extender, which would be a 2.5 inch gain, might look good but I think handling would go to crap. You already have slower speed turning now and I think that would exaserbate that.IMO, I may be wrong and stand to be corrected.:) Ride Safe

The longer extensions are meant to be used with the 8* trees he is thinking about developing. With additional rake you need to use extensions to maintain trail as well as loss chassis height.
 

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I just got off the phone with Daryl @ VTX-Treme. Like Red said, very nice guy. When I called he said he and his partner were just discussing the Fury projects. He said after talking about it, they want to do 10% rake on the trees. I offered my stock fork cap to mock up the fork extenders, which he said he will take me up on since I offered first, but they want to do it all at the same time. Not sure I want to do the trees, but I'm thinking about it.
 

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I just got off the phone with Daryl @ VTX-Treme. Like Red said, very nice guy. When I called he said he and his partner were just discussing the Fury projects. He said after talking about it, they want to do 10% rake on the trees. I offered my stock fork cap to mock up the fork extenders, which he said he will take me up on since I offered first, but they want to do it all at the same time. Not sure I want to do the trees, but I'm thinking about it.
It's usually typed "*" for degrees not "%":)
 

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10* sounds pretty scary to me...the Fury only has 3.5" of trail stock which is not much. Industry standard is 4"-5".
 

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10* sounds pretty scary to me...the Fury only has 3.5" of trail stock which is not much. Industry standard is 4"-5".
His thinking was that, stock, the Fury is a "quazi-chopper". If you're gonna rake it out may as well, rake it out.
 

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Yeah I know. I guess the "%" was in my head from Red's post.
Nah, Daryl is who got it stuck in my head, I meant to put the degree's 8º sign on it, that was a momentary lapse.. :eek:... he's the expert... he probably deals with these all the time, sorry bout the mix up guys... I'll change it now...
 

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His thinking was that, stock, the Fury is a "quazi-chopper". If you're gonna rake it out may as well, rake it out.
I'm all for BIG rake, so long it's safe and rideable. It absolutely can be done on a Fury as any other bike but might be more modification/cost then most are willing to do. Honda put a 100MPH limit on the Fury due to it's lower than normal trail numbers, they don't want to get sued so they're playing safe than sorry.
 

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Nah, Daryl is who got it stuck in my head, I meant to put the degree's 8º sign on it, that was a momentary lapse.. :eek:... he's the expert... he probably deals with these all the time, sorry bout the mix up guys... I'll change it now...
Not a big deal. Maybe he is the one who got it in my head too.:confused: Anyway... I think everyone knows what we mean.
 

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I'm all for BIG rake, so long it's safe and rideable. It absolutely can be done on a Fury as any other bike but might be more modification/cost then most are willing to do. Honda put a 100MPH limit on the Fury due to it's lower than normal trail numbers, they don't want to get sued so they're playing safe than sorry.
I hear ya. Thats why I'm not sure I want to be the guinea pig. He did say you probalbly shouldn't go more than 3" fork entenders on the stock trees.
 

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I hear ya. Thats why I'm not sure I want to be the guinea pig. He did say you probalbly shouldn't go more than 3" fork entenders on the stock trees.
I'll agree to that!!! The longer you go the weaker the fork legs get. When you get in the +4" range you can have custom sliders legs made.
 

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This is something I have always been interested in from the “looks” standpoint. I did ask one of our vendors about this a while back, but after doing the math, they didn’t think it was a very good idea. Hopefully there can be a compromise of some sort. Everyone has to realize this will change the ride and handling of the bike and that in my opinion, is one of the best things about it.
 

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If I understood correctly, the increase in rake will make the bike more stable at higher speeds and less at slower speeds and cornering.

If you're thinking about doing this, give him a call if you have any concerns or questions. He really seems to know his stuff.
 

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Here's a quickie, have to go to school very soon... Slightly stretched look, but you get the drift... maybe somebody else with some time can give it a 10 degree rake...

Here is the standard rake



here is the 8 degree rake or so... it was in paint, and I didn't do the calculations, just increased the degree's on the pic by 2.

 
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