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What are your thoughts of this bike on the highway at 60-70mph? Personally, if the wind is not calm, I’m not really into it. I feel like a parachute getting bumped all over the place. The reason I ask is that I have found myself not really enjoying the highway rides because of how the bike handles at higher speeds. Maybe I’m getting to old.
 

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What are your thoughts of this bike on the highway at 60-70mph? Personally, if the wind is not calm, I’m not really into it. I feel like a parachute getting bumped all over the place. The reason I ask is that I have found myself not really enjoying the highway rides because of how the bike handles at higher speeds. Maybe I’m getting to old.
No one is moving at a Fury on the highway! :eek:
I just cruise on country roads.

My slogan: Take your time and not your life! :cool:

And yes, I think you're too old! :p:p:p Oops, I'm already 42! As the time goes by ... unbelievable!
 

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What are your thoughts of this bike on the highway at 60-70mph? Personally, if the wind is not calm, I’m not really into it. I feel like a parachute getting bumped all over the place. The reason I ask is that I have found myself not really enjoying the highway rides because of how the bike handles at higher speeds. Maybe I’m getting to old.
I'm right there with you on this one. I'm thinking that 65 is just about where the Fury's top speed is. Going faster then that is less fun and more work. If you know what I mean.
 

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what type of jacket do out wear?
I'm with Red on this one. Sometimes the 'bulk' of the rider will really affect the wind buffeting. I road 390 miles in one day --wind between 15 /30 mph and did fine at speeds from 0-75. However, riding in the same type winds another day was somewhat challenging when wearing a bulky down coat.

Of course, the Harley Ultras were feeling the wind as well. Also, buffeting cross winds are hard to handle at times on any bike.

And yes Richard, you are getting old! :eek:
 

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I have a River Road that I love and it does make a difference. I haven’t worn it the last few days since the weather has been better. I guess what I don’t like is feeling like I am getting blown all over the place. I have never ridden anything with a windshield let alone a Goldwing. I’m sure that would make the ride a lot better. I just checked the forecast for tomorrow, and they are calling for 20-30mph winds, not much fun if you want to go fast. From an aerodynamics standpoint, I agree that 65 mph is pretty much it unless you want to fight it.
 

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I don't know what traffic is like on your highways, but if you get out on our highways the speed limit is 110 Km/h. Thats about 70 Mp/h and if your not cruisin @ 120 gramma in her Ford focus will flip you off for holding her back!!
 

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I don't know what traffic is like on your highways, but if you get out on our highways the speed limit is 110 Km/h. Thats about 70 Mp/h and if your not cruisin @ 120 gramma in her Ford focus will flip you off for holding her back!!
You guys come down here from B.C. and haul ass. Yet when I got to Vancouver, the speed limit is like 55-60 MPH. What's the deal? Do they not understand that we arent on the metric system? Is that the excuse when you get pulled over and have canadian plates?:D
 

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I don't know what traffic is like on your highways, but if you get out on our highways the speed limit is 110 Km/h. Thats about 70 Mp/h and if your not cruisin @ 120 gramma in her Ford focus will flip you off for holding her back!!
Funny, I was thinking the same thing. The speed limits are well below 75mph, normaly about 55, but no one drives that speed, at 65 you need to be in the right lane and be prepared to be passed!
 

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I don't know what traffic is like on your highways, but if you get out on our highways the speed limit is 110 Km/h. Thats about 70 Mp/h and if your not cruisin @ 120 gramma in her Ford focus will flip you off for holding her back!!
Thats really funny . all day today I have been installing a jackson supercharger on a 2004 svt focus
 

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60,70 or 80 MPH the Fury feels smooth to me. I had it maxed out at 100 at times and it still felt good.I had a Shadow 750 and that bike didnt like rollin 75 or better.Tire pressure is a big key in the feel of your ride if you are down a few pounds especially in the front your ride wont be too smooth.
 

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I ride my Fury to work on Interstate 81 in West Virginia where the speed limit is 70 MPH. I have noticed that if I ride 3 seconds of distance behind a big rig, the air seems to not be so much of an issue. I ride with a big leather coat for now, till the weather gets a little warmer anyway. When I'm in the wind alone, 75 bounces me around a little. At 85 to 100 MPH. my full face helmet is litteraly in my face with the chin piece hitting my lips. My half helmet feels like an open umbrella at 70 MPH.

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I ride my Fury to work on Interstate 81 in West Virginia where the speed limit is 70 MPH. I have noticed that if I ride 3 seconds of distance behind a big rig, the air seems to not be so much of an issue. I ride with a big leather coat for now, till the weather gets a little warmer anyway. When I'm in the wind alone, 75 bounces me around a little. At 85 to 100 MPH. my full face helmet is litteraly in my face with the chin piece hitting my lips. My half helmet feels like an open umbrella at 70 MPH.

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Sounds like your need a full face helmet that fits correctly.Not trying to be a smart ass but if your helmet is flopping around on your head that bad its probably way too big for you.
 

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The highway winds can be an issue but I usually try to avoid the highways in my area for other reasons. The winters can be pretty rough around here and the highway roads get pretty beat up. I take my work van up and down the highways all day and I can not remember traveling more than a couple of weeks without taking a stone to the windshield. Its a company van and I have a few replacement windshield done a year. I usually wait until I have 4 or 5 good dings in the windshield before I send it in for replacement. I ride my bike with very little protection using just the half shell helmet and a pair of shades and every time I take a stone to the windshield while in my van I imagine how much damage that would do to me if I was on the bike.
 

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Well Richard, The air is thick here so anything above 55 will beat you to death,, I know I posted a thread about this and we got deep into it about Full or half helmuts,,I wear a full face and my leather jacket and some good gloves because of the beat me too death feeling on open highways at above 55. I rode 150 miles last thursday before going camping and it was my 1st nite ride on the Fury, I notice the rear end slip alittle over 65, very unstable above 55 on windy days,,I was just feeling the bike out.
 
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