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Alright gents, two things I think could be kinda fun. Tell us your first "F-up" with the bike, ding, scratch, or whatever you did to wreck the bike by accident when you were doing some mods perhaps, and 2nd, most embarrassing moment on the bike. Allow me to go first.

1. F-up. While removing reflectors (from the rear fender for fear of the reflector police :)), I was very tired at the time and had been up for about 20 hours working on mods. I was using a heat gun and got distracted by something and the heat gun got a little too close to the fender and well....melted a quarter size wrinkle in the rear fender. Still waiting on my pant from colorite so I can smooth it all out and repaint :(

2. Embarrassing moment. I was sitting at a light beside a convertible with 3 girls in it, attractive girls, smiles and winks were exchanged. Light turned green....stalled the bike....:eek: shot to the pride!
 

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oh yeah, stalled on take off...missed the shift to second while starting off with Harleys in the next lane.
as for boo-boos... you name it: stripped bolts, a rear fender that looks like swiss cheese with all the holes drilled for all the crappy bolt-on's i've done.
 

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Had my seat off to install Raw Design tail light. Didn't finish the job that day. With seat still off, I straddled the bike to walk it back into the shed. Had always been used to sitting down and riding it in, so this was a little awkward. Standing up, I started stepping it forward when I felt it start to lean heavily to the right. Knew right away that I wasn't going to be able to keep it from going down, so I let it down as gently as possible. Fortunately, the only damage sustained was to the right foot peg which gave way slightly, but still kept pipes, tank & air cleaner from hitting the ground. Managed to straighten out the peg myself, but as I said....real lucky that was the only damage.
 

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1. tightening up the lil bolt that hold the front turn signal on the stock holder with a 1/4" wratchet. Got a little over zealous and the wratched spun around and hit the tank! It left a pea sized chip in the paint.:mad:

2. coming home from the 4th of July show on Sunday morning. Turn up my street in 2nd but thought i was in 1st and blipped the throttle. How the hell i managed to hang on and not get tossed off the back end, i still dont know. I only hope that no one else saw me, cause it must have looked funny as all get out with me looking like :eek:
 

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Was at the dealer the other day and a guy there was looking at a fury. we walked out to look at mine and looks at my earphones sitting in my helmet. "Pink...really?" lol I swear they are my wifes!!

Sitting at gas station making a phone call. Two hot girls watching me (nice ego boost for a married man) Leaving....bike dies.

Oops.. 3 small scratches on frame putting pipes on.
 

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Came up to the 4-way stop in the little town I live in and stalled the bike.In my (you idiot) panic mode hit the horn button instead of the starter button so everybody could see what i had done.
When i recieved my OEM sissy bar got it prepped and painted painted and installed was getting on the bike didnt kick my leg up and over high enough and put a big scuff mark right across the top of it.
 

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Okay here we go, know some of you have been waiting for my list... let's just say some of my knowledge on this forums, comes from having to fix some of my screw ups:

1. Scratched my bike the second day out on the rear fender as I swept my leg over the bike and had a rock embedded in the bottom of my shoe... the fix for that? Covered it with the Honda OEM chrome cover... :rolleyes:

2. Installed 1 crush washer onto my bike as I replaced my pipes, forgot to take out the old one before installing the new one as I was new to bikes and didn't figure there was already one there. Yes, didn't bother taking it out and re-doing it either, it still works fine, thanks for the props on this one BTW ...

3. Second day I had the pipes on, rode into the parking lot at work and scraped the bottom of the pipes toward the front on the stupid speed bump in the parking lot... Funny thing was, I was actually trying to go around it and if I would have just gone straight on and hadn't been trying to be careful with them in the first place, I wouldn't have scraped them. :mad:

4. Stalled it while 5 different bikes were next to me and it was rush hour, so at least 20 cars behind me... felt pretty stupid...:eek:

5. Broke the fiberglass on the bottom of the L & M adapter, the part where the screw attaches the adapter to the bike. Over torqued it cause it was dark and I was drinking... ummm, again...

6. Ordered the wrong pattern on my first air adapter. Ended up having to make the mounting holes bigger to make it fit, then when I had it on the bike, it would sit at a 45 degree angle to where it was supposed to be... basically just messed up...

next day ordered the spike intake for the bike...

7. Used 1/2" wire loom to initially cover my LED install on the bike, instead of 1/4", which would have looked more reasonable... boy did that look gaudy with that 1/2" loom on there, just an FYI for those thinking of 1/2" loom... which brings me to ...

8. Got really drunk and tried to use one of those gas powered lighter torch thingies (see image below) to bend and mold my LED's around the forks as I was fixing the 1/2" wire loom (see comment 7) for the Classic Car Show the next day... Let's just say when I woke up the next day, the LED's were hanging half off and 3 strings out of 6 were working, but I didn't do a bad job on the heat shrink actually... :D



9. Left the lights on and had to push start the bike and couldn't find a hill for a good 20 minutes, battery drains really fast BTW, bout 5 minutes is all it took... lol...

10. Ran out of gas, had to push it about 1/2 to 3/4 of a mile... really dislike pushing this bike as opposed to riding it, tbh...


11. Scraped my frames countless times, even before getting the L & M lowering spring... I'm just used to it now and it's like a right of passage in my book...

12. Stripped out that stupid screw on the Kury Engine kit... mother effin screw.....

13. Broke my needle in my speedometer housing when replacing the speedo... had to super glue the bastard on, and in doing so, forgot the fumes would eventually fog up the speedo and stick to stuff... needless to say, had a finger print right in the middle on the speedo reader (the led reader for the gauges) for about 6 months until I recently replaced the speedo. Damn talk about something reminding you everyday of your screw up...

14. Put on the Cycle Graphics decals at night while drinking beers... first thing in the morning we went out for a ride and we were going to meet up with 100 other riders, well I didn't firmly attach the decal and it started to fall off, needless to say, going 65 mph and using spit to put the decal back on actually works so long as you have a steady hand... Stayed on for the rest of the trip too, but man I felt pretty dumb when it started to come off and was flapping in the wind. :eek:

15. Still somehow managed to win Fury of the Month, get a Tribal grill made from Marty, tested the L&M spring and Front Fender successfully, created a FAQ and beginner's guide to installing LED lights on this bike and made a half drunken walk-through (should have been walk-around) of my bike... http://www.furyforums.com/forum/honda-fury-videos/2408-new-vid.html

Thanks and that's all I could think of for the moment...


Overall, think the first year has gone pretty smoothly... :p
 

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Yesterday I tried to mod my sickle mirrors so that I can actually see something behind me..

So I started with my dremel to widen the ball-and-socket connection where the mirror meets the bracket but I didn't have the patience to use a pillar drilling machine...

Offcourse the dremel slipped out of my hand and totally cratched the mirror... :D

Those oem honda mirrors aren't that bad :p
 

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Hahaha, I love all these, keep em coming!

I got another one. Couple weeks ago my license plate bracket (raw design) broke and my plate fell off my bike. Drove the hour and a half home with the plate and mount shoved down the back of my pants. Had a red mark on me arse for about a week from the bolt that was sticking into it the whole time the way home :rolleyes:
 

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Came up to the 4-way stop in the little town I live in and stalled the bike.In my (you idiot) panic mode hit the horn button instead of the starter button so everybody could see what i had done.
Im sorry, this one wins hands down! I almost fell out of my chair when i read this. After re-reading im still ROFLMAO.
 

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Came up to the 4-way stop in the little town I live in and stalled the bike.In my (you idiot) panic mode hit the horn button instead of the starter button so everybody could see what i had done.
Ok, so you don't have to feel bad.....errrr, um :rolleyes:....I've done the exact same thing :eek:
 

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My first screw up was this past weekend. I pack my duffle and bungee it to my back seat. Felt pretty secure when I did it. Ipod in one of the pockets and I leave. 3 blocks from my house on a 4 lane street my earbuds rip out. I look behind me and my bag in in the center lane tumbling. Running into traffic with my helmet on was pricelss. Then noticing one of the little plastic feet rubbed into the rear fender. Then having to find a bestbuy to get another pair of earbuds since mine was ripped out when the bag fell off. 50 miles later my foot peg came loose and had to find a gas station to tighten it. All in 100 degree weather sweating my balls off having to take a leak. Nice start to the weekend.
 

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Okay here we go, know some of you have been waiting for my list... let's just say some of my knowledge on this forums, comes from having to fix some of my screw ups:

1. Scratched my bike the second day out on the rear fender as I swept my leg over the bike and had a rock embedded in the bottom of my shoe... the fix for that? Covered it with the Honda OEM chrome cover... :rolleyes:

2. Installed 1 crush washer onto my bike as I replaced my pipes, forgot to take out the old one before installing the new one as I was new to bikes and didn't figure there was already one there. Yes, didn't bother taking it out and re-doing it either, it still works fine, thanks for the props on this one BTW ...

3. Second day I had the pipes on, rode into the parking lot at work and scraped the bottom of the pipes toward the front on the stupid speed bump in the parking lot... Funny thing was, I was actually trying to go around it and if I would have just gone straight on and hadn't been trying to be careful with them in the first place, I wouldn't have scraped them. :mad:

4. Stalled it while 5 different bikes were next to me and it was rush hour, so at least 20 cars behind me... felt pretty stupid...:eek:

5. Broke the fiberglass on the bottom of the L & M adapter, the part where the screw attaches the adapter to the bike. Over torqued it cause it was dark and I was drinking... ummm, again...

6. Ordered the wrong pattern on my first air adapter. Ended up having to make the mounting holes bigger to make it fit, then when I had it on the bike, it would sit at a 45 degree angle to where it was supposed to be... basically just messed up...

next day ordered the spike intake for the bike...

7. Used 1/2" wire loom to initially cover my LED install on the bike, instead of 1/4", which would have looked more reasonable... boy did that look gaudy with that 1/2" loom on there, just an FYI for those thinking of 1/2" loom... which brings me to ...

8. Got really drunk and tried to use one of those gas powered lighter torch thingies (see image below) to bend and mold my LED's around the forks as I was fixing the 1/2" wire loom (see comment 7) for the Classic Car Show the next day... Let's just say when I woke up the next day, the LED's were hanging half off and 3 strings out of 6 were working, but I didn't do a bad job on the heat shrink actually... :D



9. Left the lights on and had to push start the bike and couldn't find a hill for a good 20 minutes, battery drains really fast BTW, bout 5 minutes is all it took... lol...

10. Ran out of gas, had to push it about 1/2 to 3/4 of a mile... really dislike pushing this bike as opposed to riding it, tbh...


11. Scraped my frames countless times, even before getting the L & M lowering spring... I'm just used to it now and it's like a right of passage in my book...

12. Stripped out that stupid screw on the Kury Engine kit... mother effin screw.....

13. Broke my needle in my speedometer housing when replacing the speedo... had to super glue the bastard on, and in doing so, forgot the fumes would eventually fog up the speedo and stick to stuff... needless to say, had a finger print right in the middle on the speedo reader (the led reader for the gauges) for about 6 months until I recently replaced the speedo. Damn talk about something reminding you everyday of your screw up...

14. Put on the Cycle Graphics decals at night while drinking beers... first thing in the morning we went out for a ride and we were going to meet up with 100 other riders, well I didn't firmly attach the decal and it started to fall off, needless to say, going 65 mph and using spit to put the decal back on actually works so long as you have a steady hand... Stayed on for the rest of the trip too, but man I felt pretty dumb when it started to come off and was flapping in the wind. :eek:

15. Still somehow managed to win Fury of the Month, get a Tribal grill made from Marty, tested the L&M spring and Front Fender successfully, created a FAQ and beginner's guide to installing LED lights on this bike and made a half drunken walk-through (should have been walk-around) of my bike... http://www.furyforums.com/forum/honda-fury-videos/2408-new-vid.html

Thanks and that's all I could think of for the moment...


Overall, think the first year has gone pretty smoothly... :p

after reading this i dont have the gonuds to say a word.i think we should just give red the trophy.lol
 

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My first screw up was this past weekend. I pack my duffle and bungee it to my back seat. Felt pretty secure when I did it. Ipod in one of the pockets and I leave. 3 blocks from my house on a 4 lane street my earbuds rip out. I look behind me and my bag in in the center lane tumbling. Running into traffic with my helmet on was pricelss. Then noticing one of the little plastic feet rubbed into the rear fender. Then having to find a bestbuy to get another pair of earbuds since mine was ripped out when the bag fell off. 50 miles later my foot peg came loose and had to find a gas station to tighten it. All in 100 degree weather sweating my balls off having to take a leak. Nice start to the weekend.
Murphys Law. Should have stayed home!:eek:
 

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Drove a hour for a date just to realize that I had left my wallet at home. So I had to ask her to pay for the drinks and lunch. And then I asked her for 5 bucks for gas so I would be able to get me and my Fury home.

It was our first date lol. And she still wanted to see me again lol


As far as on the actual bike, I had the bike for 7 months before realizing that I had a fuel controller already installed on the bike. I bought it used. I found it when I was removing the ECU.
 

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brand new to biking so nothing major yet, but was showing my father in law my new pride and joy , vance and hines pipes sound great so I thought a little roar just to show him the grunt on em, but bike wont start :confused: maybe battery dead ? mmmm where is the sodding thing ?? ahh good old google will know. on charger for about 2 hours but bike still wont start :confused: 20 mins later I realise its in gear !!!!! :eek::eek::eek:
 

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brand new to biking so nothing major yet, but was showing my father in law my new pride and joy , vance and hines pipes sound great so I thought a little roar just to show him the grunt on em, but bike wont start :confused: maybe battery dead ? mmmm where is the sodding thing ?? ahh good old google will know. on charger for about 2 hours but bike still wont start :confused: 20 mins later I realise its in gear !!!!! :eek::eek::eek:
Cool...EZ Fix:)
 

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Nothing major on either account.

Minor scratch with pliers on rear fender while removing reflector.

This one has happened more than once. At a stop sign or light riding with my Harley buddies and their damn bikes are so loud I can't hear my engine rev so I stall the bike on take off by not giving it enough throttle. :eek:

Gotta' cut those baffles down this Spring. LOL
 

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