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I am getting really close to making a new motorcycle purchase. I am torn between the Harley SuperGlide and the Honda Fury. My old man rides a Harley 883 Low. It's a real cool looking bike. So here is where I need help. I live in Phoenix, AZ. During the summers it can reach 120 degrees. I've talked to some Harley guys and they said the heat SHOULDN'T be a factor for over heating. I went again to the Honda Dealer today and sat on the Fury. That thing is sweet. I am a whole 5'8", but it still felt good. Can anyone offer any comparisons for a new rider. I just want to make sure I make the right decision and get my bike on the rode. How does the Fury compare to a Harely>
 

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Well, the way I figure, they are to different types of bikes, that said, get what fits your but and what you like and what is good for you. It's your bike, make your own choice and your own life style, you cant just buy one. If it fits get it, you cant go wrong that way.;) For heat I will take a radiator any day, and honda reliability any day, and a fury any day or night, it looks sexxxy and fits my but better, better balance, I look for comfort. Get it... Good luck! IMHO
 

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Damn, man....that mask creeps me out, Mental.:eek:

I've never ridden an HD in my life so I can't help, but I know several guys on here have had, or still have Harleys, so I'm sure they'll post up.
 

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I guess you'll decide on your own but, what to hell is a super glide first and second, I am 5'8 and I got a Street Glide and stock it sits a little too high for me so you should make sure whatever you choose fits you. Lucky for me I got both a Fury and a Street Glide, one for long cruz/carrying stuff and one for fun!
 

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I think I have ridden most of the Harleys available today and still like my Fury. Although, I do own 2 Harleys but don't ride them much anymore. ;)

Get what feels good to you. With my pipes, my Fury sounds like a Harley but much more comfortable and watercooled to boot. (I think that HD is going watercooled by 2012. :eek:

Gary. The superglide is Dyna HD. super and wideglides.
 

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Wide glide I know, but I didn't know they produced the super glide
 

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I am getting really close to making a new motorcycle purchase. I am torn between the Harley SuperGlide and the Honda Fury. My old man rides a Harley 883 Low. It's a real cool looking bike. So here is where I need help. I live in Phoenix, AZ. During the summers it can reach 120 degrees. I've talked to some Harley guys and they said the heat SHOULDN'T be a factor for over heating. I went again to the Honda Dealer today and sat on the Fury. That thing is sweet. I am a whole 5'8", but it still felt good. Can anyone offer any comparisons for a new rider. I just want to make sure I make the right decision and get my bike on the rode. How does the Fury compare to a Harely>
Easy,

First off... the Honda has a radiator, perfect for your environment...

Secondly, the 1300 is a solid engine that is just about bullet proof, so long as you do proper maintenance on it...

Third, it doesn't rattle your ass off... Gosh, personally... I really hate that rattle...

Fourth, there is nothing... nothing that a Harley dealer has, that is going to look at gooood as a Fury (even with traditional looking aspect)... If your stomach skipped a meal, once it saw the Fury... that is the bike for you...!

**Fourth, if you don't care about image don't listen to this next part... (anything under a 1300 motor and guys will be calling it a girls bike, every time I go to a bike rally and somebody pulls up in anything that is under 1300cc's ((technically 1200's)), they call it a girls bike, as Harley came out with an 883 to appeal to women if you look up the history of that particular engine.)**

I personally have never ridden a bike until this one.. Here is my story...

Was shopping around for a car, when I decided this my be my chance to finally own a bike. I was even at a regular Honda dealer (car) when I decided this... From there, went to a Harley dealership as that is what I was raised up to know what is cool. Hell, even my dad road a Harley (albeit, back in the day). I looked around and the only thing I saw that peaked my interested was the V-rod... everything else was just a motorcycle... something that you'd see everyday of every mile of cruising around in your typical car.

So, decided what the hell, while I'm shopping around, might as well try the Honda dealership, as Honda's are known for reliability... Went there, to that store and ya know... those bastard's put my bike right in front of the door... Okay, here come's the kicker... Once inside, I saw it, loved it from the beginning, but being picky... still walked around and looked at the other bikes... Damn bike kept drawing me back to it... I noticed, like others on this forum, that it had plastic fenders and engine covers... My main thought was okay, if I ever get in a wreck and survive, I can restore it at a minimal cost, as pretty much everything is plastic. Ever see those Saturn Commercials...? Stupid though, just thought I'd add it in there...

Sounds retarded and slightly anal, but a couple of months later, I saw somebody with a hard back fender that had a dent in it (this bike was looking pretty too)... who knows what it is from, but it had a dent...

Now, looking back on it, I have dropped a couple things on my fender on accident and still don't have an ugly dent... sure, some very slight paint is missing, but yaaa know.. she is still looking pretty! 11, 500 miles and counting!

Basically, this bike is a no-brainer, but... in all honestly, go with what your gut is telling you to buy, but don't go on your father's gut as he has different tastes than you or any of the other biker's... many biker's out there... (everybody has their own opinion is basically what that meant)

Cheers mate, Guinness for all of us...

& LOL... saw your thread without a reply and have 5 before me now... funny people :p
 

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I think for one,,youll get more bang for your buck with the Honda,,I like Harleys but never owned one do to costs. Everyone talks about paying 10-13K for a Fury but Harleys are in the 20K and some close to 30K. One thing about the Honda I like is the maint costs are low,,the 1300 motor is proven over man years, and if you like something and you feel good about it, buy it, im 5/8 and this bike is perfect for me. good luck on your choice. and ditto what red said,,,great info red,,you da man,,,
 

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Wide glide I know, but I didn't know they produced the super glide
Same bike just different fork spacing. ie: Dyna Superglide / Dyna Wideglide and Lowrider is in the mix as well.
 

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**Fourth, if you don't care about image don't listen to this next part... (anything under a 1300 motor and guys will be calling it a girls bike, every time I go to a bike rally and somebody pulls up in anything that is under 1300cc's ((technically 1200's)), they call it a girls bike.)**
It really wasn't that long ago that a 1300cc was the big motor.:confused:


I live in Phoenix, AZ. During the summers it can reach 120 degrees. I've talked to some Harley guys and they said the heat SHOULDN'T be a factor for over heating.
[cough]...BULL$HIT...[cough]

Maybe if you are in constant motion. But if you're stuck in traffic.....

These guys have given you a lot of valid points. Get what fits YOU.

I will say this... The Fury will get you way more attention than that Super Glide ever will.:cool:
 

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It really wasn't that long ago that a 1300cc was the big motor.:confused:
Yea, didn't know this kind of stuff till I was hanging out at Car shows and Motorcycle shows last summer when I first bought my bike... Just an insiders thing...
 

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Honda, baby

I wrestled with the Harley question also; my last two bikes were harley's and they were sweet-lookin' and shit-runnin' lol. But they were older harley's; I've never had the Evo engine and I understand they're a much better beast.

My main decision factor was styling - harley hasn't made a really handsome bike imho since the softail was first introduced back in 84/85/whenever it was. Most of the Harley line now is (to me) at best plain and at worst just flat fuggin ugly; there is *nothing* in the harley line with the sweeping graceful lines of the Fury.

The only Harley I'd possibly consider is the new wideglide finally re-introduced for 2010; that's not a bad looking bike, and I like some of the touches like it comes with sidemount license plate and painted/polished motor and *especially* I like the helical-cut six-speed tranny; that alone would be tempting.

But when you factor in reliability and especially the longevity that a radiator-cooling system gives to a V-twin motor, it was a pretty easy decision to go with the fury. If I had a nickel for every time I went out to the garage for a harley ride and 20 mins later came back to the house all winded and breathing hard from trying to kickstart that cold bitch when the battery died hell I could buy a Fury *and* a Harley :) Just saying ...
 

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Easy,

First off... the Honda has a radiator, perfect for your environment...

Secondly, the 1300 is a solid engine that is just about bullet proof, so long as you do proper maintenance on it...

Third, it doesn't rattle your ass off... Gosh, personally... I really hate that rattle...

Fourth, there is nothing... nothing that a Harley dealer has, that is going to look at gooood as a Fury (even with traditional looking aspect)... If your stomach skipped a meal, once it saw the Fury... that is the bike for you...!

**Fourth, if you don't care about image don't listen to this next part... (anything under a 1300 motor and guys will be calling it a girls bike, every time I go to a bike rally and somebody pulls up in anything that is under 1300cc's ((technically 1200's)), they call it a girls bike, as Harley came out with an 883 to appeal to women if you look up the history of that particular engine.)**

I personally have never ridden a bike until this one.. Here is my story...

Was shopping around for a car, when I decided this my be my chance to finally own a bike. I was even at a regular Honda dealer (car) when I decided this... From there, went to a Harley dealership as that is what I was raised up to know what is cool. Hell, even my dad road a Harley (albeit, back in the day). I looked around and the only thing I saw that peaked my interested was the V-rod... everything else was just a motorcycle... something that you'd see everyday of every mile of cruising around in your typical car.

So, decided what the hell, while I'm shopping around, might as well try the Honda dealership, as Honda's are known for reliability... Went there, to that store and ya know... those bastard's put my bike right in front of the door... Okay, here come's the kicker... Once inside, I saw it, loved it from the beginning, but being picky... still walked around and looked at the other bikes... Damn bike kept drawing me back to it... I noticed, like others on this forum, that it had plastic fenders and engine covers... My main thought was okay, if I ever get in a wreck and survive, I can restore it at a minimal cost, as pretty much everything is plastic. Ever see those Saturn Commercials...? Stupid though, just thought I'd add it in there...

Sounds retarded and slightly anal, but a couple of months later, I saw somebody with a hard back fender that had a dent in it (this bike was looking pretty too)... who knows what it is from, but it had a dent...

Now, looking back on it, I have dropped a couple things on my fender on accident and still don't have an ugly dent... sure, some very slight paint is missing, but yaaa know.. she is still looking pretty! 11, 500 miles and counting!

Basically, this bike is a no-brainer, but... in all honestly, go with what your gut is telling you to buy, but don't go on your father's gut as he has different tastes than you or any of the other biker's... many biker's out there... (everybody has their own opinion is basically what that meant)

Cheers mate, Guinness for all of us...

& LOL... saw your thread without a reply and have 5 before me now... funny people :p

I appreciate all the responses. When I see the Fury I defenitely get the itch just to get it right there and then. I just wanted to get an idea of what Fury owners would have to say. I'm not trying to join HOG or anything, I just want to ride some of these Arizona roads. Thanks Red
 

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I wrestled with the Harley question also; my last two bikes were harley's and they were sweet-lookin' and shit-runnin' lol. But they were older harley's; I've never had the Evo engine and I understand they're a much better beast.

My main decision factor was styling - harley hasn't made a really handsome bike imho since the softail was first introduced back in 84/85/whenever it was. Most of the Harley line now is (to me) at best plain and at worst just flat fuggin ugly; there is *nothing* in the harley line with the sweeping graceful lines of the Fury.

The only Harley I'd possibly consider is the new wideglide finally re-introduced for 2010; that's not a bad looking bike, and I like some of the touches like it comes with sidemount license plate and painted/polished motor and *especially* I like the helical-cut six-speed tranny; that alone would be tempting.

But when you factor in reliability and especially the longevity that a radiator-cooling system gives to a V-twin motor, it was a pretty easy decision to go with the fury. If I had a nickel for every time I went out to the garage for a harley ride and 20 mins later came back to the house all winded and breathing hard from trying to kickstart that cold bitch when the battery died hell I could buy a Fury *and* a Harley :) Just saying ...
i have ridden about everything out there and i am overhauling two harleys in my shop now.i am dang glad i ride a fury now.ride safe.
 

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I have been riding harleys for over 30 years. The mystique is still there but reliability is not. I live in Sarasota, FL it doesn't get to be 120 but hot enough. An oil cooler is recommended here in Florida.
I have looked at the new Harleys for quite awhile. . my decision was to purchase the Fury. I ride with a national MC. We had a meeting/ride this weekend with all the others members of our club riding Harleys. Other than the initial jokes, they all admired the bike and had nothing negative to say about it. Absolutely no problem keeping up with the pack on I 75. . .hit 100 a couple of times. I still have the FXSTC but ride the Fury. In my opinion, a superior bike.
 

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Buy the Fury you will love it. You will find yourself staring at it all the time. I have both the Fury will get a lot more attention there are a lot of Harlies out there not many Furie's.
 

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A lot of great points have been made but ultimately you will need to make your own decision. I say if your asking your not ready to buy either one yet and you should take your time by stopping into each dealership several times and carefully look your choices and take them both for a test drive. There will suddenly come a time in the near future when it will hit you which one is clear choice for you.
 
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