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OK, so here it is just weeks before i have to make up my mind and pick up some sort of 2 wheeled transportation. For the last 3 or 4 months i have had my heart set on a Fury. Last night a friend of a friend decided he wants to sell his HD. Problem is, i can have the HD at a fraction of the cost of the new Fury. Between the initial cost of the Fury, pipes, intake, FM, and Sumos wide wheel kit im looking at 20K for the Fury.

Here is the HD, and he only wants $5,500. Now i would already have to replace the wheels and put a rake kit on it. If i want a 200 in the rear, i would have to add that as well. What i just cant get over .. the HD is used, and its a HD! Used at that. Sure it looks nice, but im not sure it will start each and every time i want it to. That, and i think it may be too small for me. I do fit nicely on the Fury.

HD 4 sale. Just had a 1200 conversion done.



Me and my future Fury?





I guess my biggest concern is that the Fury LOOKS like it FITS me. Ya know what i mean? I think ill look like i bear riding a tricycle if i try and ride the Sportster.
 

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I guess my biggest concern is that the Fury LOOKS like it FITS me. Ya know what i mean? I think ill look like i bear riding a tricycle if i try and ride the Sportster.
Yes, CBSIMONSEZ, if you're tall like me, you WILL feel like you're riding a kid's tricycle. A friend of mine, who is significantly shorter than me, has a Sportster and we switch off rides now and then. I can't believe how much smaller his Sportster feels than my Fury, and, when I try to recall my impressions from many years past, it's almost like they've shrunk over time; "They weren't that small back then, were they?". LOL. They also don't seem as powerful now.

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That shade of purple makes it look like a girls bike.:confused::eek:
I wasn't going to say it, but since you brought it up, in the day my friends and I had 2 things to say about Sportsters, 1. Nice girls bike and 2. Half a Harley is better than none. If you want a HD and money is tight, you can buy a new one with warr for $99 / month (ad says 2009 883 Sportster)
 

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Me personally....I would take the fury over a 883 With a conversion espically since that things carburated!....and pink & purple!
 

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Take the Fury, the HD is a good price but you also have to include a new paint

Is there a springs or something on the forks of that fury or is just the picture?
 

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Yes, CBSIMONSEZ, if you're tall like me, you WILL feel like you're riding a kid's tricycle. A friend of mine, who is significantly shorter than me, has a Sportster and we switch off rides now and then. I can't believe how much smaller his Sportster feels than my Fury, and, when I try to recall my impressions from many years past, it's almost like they've shrunk over time; "They weren't that small back then, were they?". LOL. They also don't seem as powerful now.

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Buy the Fury and the Sportster for the little lady;);)
 

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BLAH!!! Buy the FURY
 

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Ok, I TRADED IN my fury and got a Harley. That being said, I will say this. I don't think you will have any problems with reliability on a HD AS LONG AS IT'S FUEL INJECTED. If it's carbed, forget it. However, due to the paint, rims, skinny rear tire and non raked front end that this one has, I think you're gonna be in over your head if you try to make it what you want. I have absolutely NOTHING negative to say about the fury that I sold and in your situation, I'd say forget the harley. You're going to end up putting too much $ into it to make it what you want. That's a lot of down time too. I'd vote to get the Fury and work on it a little at a time. The only downside to this option is that the Fury will NOT hold it's value like the harley will. No matter what you put into it, nothing will help add to its value. I only got $8k for my fury on trade. If you plan on riding the crap out of it and keeping it forever, get the fury. If you think you might want something different in 1-5 yrs, you will get more back out of the Harley. Hope this helps. Whichever you choose, welcome to the 2 wheeled club. Now watch out for 4 wheeled idiots.
 

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Right now I think 8K trade in is the worst case for a Fury, you would get more than that if you sell it privately and now that supply is limited you will get almost what you paid for it.

I honestly think the Fury is a better bike than the HD, much better to ride and it costs way less to run. Also check with your insurance company as the Fury will be a lot less to insure. As an example I pay AU $350 per year for full comprehensive insurance on my Fury and AU $1200 per year for my home built 2065cc V-Twin custom. If I was to insure a stock HD soft tail it will cost about AU $900 per year.

If price is an issue check into the running costs because they will go on for years, sometimes it's better to pay a little more up front.
 

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CBSIMONSEZ, you look like a proud man on that Fury. I can’t see you on that pink and purple Harley. How cool would you feel pulling into bike night on that?:confused:
 

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Depending on how close the HD is to what you want add that cost and the cost to make the fury what you want, Im sure the HD will probably be slightly cheaper but its still a very small frame, its carb, and you would have better fuel efficiency on the fury, not to mention resale since the fury is still pulling close to retail for resale stock vs stock
 

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That is a tough call. Admittedly that is a heck of a deal on the HD. But do you really want used....or new?

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder and I think that Fury just looks better. That HD does look a little bit 'feminine' as some of the guys have already said on here. I am not really certain how badass you can look on that HD.

With the Fury you have something new and a clean slate to work with and you know that it is going to last!

To each their own, I am sure you will make the decision that is right for you :)
 

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As for harleys keeping better trade in values, this is changing fast. Here in Milwaukee home of HD I traded my 2002 yamaha venture for a fury and got 15% over blue book, while my brother in law wanted to tradein his 2006 ultra glide classic they offered him less than $12000. Needless to say no deal. Also for almost a Year now hd will take any make off bike as a trade in, previously unheard of. Buy the quality not the name.
 
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