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Hi everyone! I started riding in my late teens, had an EX 500, sold it when I got married. Now that my kids are old enough, I just got a rebel 250 to get back into riding. I saw a Fury a while back and it was love at first sight. My worry though is the weight. I am 5' 116 lbs, I do bodybuild so I am not a scrawny thing. I have sat on a few and I do reach the pedals and bars fine, I would , though bring every thing back, but it feels heavy, I know once you get going, the weight " goes away". But it does concern me. I did drive a friends big Harley a long time ago and it was fine. I would like to see how other short people find this bike because I have looked at so many others and really just want this bike. I dont think I want to go the sport bike route again.

Thanks and I love looking at what you all have done with your bikes !

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Hi Lisa. To me the Fury isn't very heavy. As long as you can flat foot it, you should be fine. The seat height is pretty low. It actually handles really well for as long as it is. And that right there is the single biggest issue for me, it is LOOOONG. Once you get the hang of that, knowing what your turns will look like, it is a really easy bike to ride.

And welcome from Denver
 

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Hi Lisa. To me the Fury isn't very heavy. As long as you can flat foot it, you should be fine. The seat height is pretty low. It actually handles really well for as long as it is. And that right there is the single biggest issue for me, it is LOOOONG. Once you get the hang of that, knowing what your turns will look like, it is a really easy bike to ride.

And welcome from Denver
Thank you !

I found a post asking how tall everyone was and no one was under 5'6" so that had me worried LOL. I can sit flat foot and there is a guy who does the mods so I am not worried about moving stuff.
 

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5' 116 lbs bodybuilder...

who says all of the good ones are taken!!!! Just Kidding, I see that you are married (to some lucky bastard).

I know you will be fine once you get some seat time. Find a place to ride that is out of the way and practice low speed turns, as OB has stated. that is the one issue with this bike. It is of relatively normal weight for a 1300cc bike, but it's length makes it a bit different.

Oh, and WECOME to the site. We hope you will be back (as long as you are not easily offended LOL)
 

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5' 116 lbs bodybuilder...

who says all of the good ones are taken!!!! Just Kidding, I see that you are married (to some lucky bastard).

I know you will be fine once you get some seat time. Find a place to ride that is out of the way and practice low speed turns, as OB has stated. that is the one issue with this bike. It is of relatively normal weight for a 1300cc bike, but it's length makes it a bit different.

Oh, and WECOME to the site. We hope you will be back (as long as you are not easily offended LOL)
HAHAH it takes alot to offend me LOL AND I am single! I am not going to rush into it. I am going to wait a bit and make sure I am feeling good on my little Rebel. My thinking is to keep the Rebel even when I get the fury so I can practice with that, I have a few schools nearby to practice in the lots, then I can ride the rebel and have fun while I get my bearings with the fury.
 

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HAHAH it takes alot to offend me LOL AND I am single! I am not going to rush into it. I am going to wait a bit and make sure I am feeling good on my little Rebel. My thinking is to keep the Rebel even when I get the fury so I can practice with that, I have a few schools nearby to practice in the lots, then I can ride the rebel and have fun while I get my bearings with the fury.
OOOOOOHHHHHKAAAAAAYYYY.....You wanna "test ride" LOL.

Actually a very good plan. Here in the Republic of Texas, the mandated Motorcycle Safety Course mostly uses rebels, and all 250cc or less.
 

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OOOOOOHHHHHKAAAAAAYYYY.....You wanna "test ride" LOL.

Actually a very good plan. Here in the Republic of Texas, the mandated Motorcycle Safety Course mostly uses rebels, and all 250cc or less.
ahahaha, I took my MSC when I was 20, so I am well on my way LOL. I have teenagers now. HINT HINT . I havent ridden in a while so i wanted to get my "sea Legs" back before I got anything bigger
 

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Gotcha. I see folks scoring used Fury's for as low as $5K, but here the average price is somewhere around mid $7K, depending on year and mileage.

New is new, however. Just not my thing.
I dont buy new, not worth it. people seem to keep the bikes in decent shape. My rebel is a 16 and in great shape. 7K seems to be the number,
 

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Welcome to the forum, it's a great group of close-knit friends, so expect the harmless ribbing that goes with it, and a lot of help when/if you need it.

You have a solid plan, most Fury owners I've met keep the machines in great shape. Change out the final drive oil with the engine oil, change all the fluids according to the service intervals, and it should last over 100,000 miles without even a clutch change.

There are very few mechanical problems with Furys in general, the few that exist are well-documented here and relatively easy to rectify at home. It's really cheap to own (until you start modifying it, though that's any bike).

Unlike a sportbike the Fury doesn't put weight on your wrists, though probably will strengthen your abs if you sit in a clam-shell position (given your height that's probably the case on a stock bike and would probably be easier on your back anyway).

As @Ordinary Biker said, the biggest issue is the length; on one hand the weight is low which makes the bike stable, on the other there's not much ground clearance and scraping a peg and the exhaust in right-hand turns is common on a stock bike. It "turns funny" and the manual clutch is a bit stiff, but you'll get used to it. Other than that it's easy to drive.

If you lower it, put a fat rear tire on, stretch the forks out even more, it becomes harder to manage corners--though with all three things taken to the extreme the bike can still do a "tight" U-turn at 1 MPH with an experienced rider. If you want a bike with a great support network that you can do as much or as little to as you want and still turn heads, the Fury is it.

There are affordable and relatively-easy-to-install aftermarket and Do-It-Yourself air suspensions that will lower the bike, and if needed the seat can be changed for thinner seats (though I don't suggest that).

For many the Fury doesn't "get old." Of all the bikes a person may own, it usually remains a favorite.
 

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HAHAH it takes alot to offend me LOL AND I am single! I am not going to rush into it. I am going to wait a bit and make sure I am feeling good on my little Rebel. My thinking is to keep the Rebel even when I get the fury so I can practice with that, I have a few schools nearby to practice in the lots, then I can ride the rebel and have fun while I get my bearings with the fury.
I think you'll find this bike a lot easier to handle than you think. Even though it's got a pretty long wheel base, it really doesn't feel like it. You can maneuver the bike pretty easily with minimal force IMO. As far as the height goes, I actually think the Fury suits shorter people much better. I'm 6'1" and even with forward controls I'm not as stretched out as I'd like to be. When I flat foot the bike I feel like my knees are almost 90*. I'd much rather have them more extended as "posts". So usually when I come to a stop I'll flat foot it to control the bike but if I'm just sitting at a light I have me heels out and legs almost fully extended.

Parking lot practice is your friend with the Fury for low speed maneuvering, but honestly, getting out and getting the feel at decent speeds is just as important, you learn the countersteer weight by pushing into corners. Like I mentioned though it doesn't really take much effort.

Since you already have a bike, it should transfer over pretty easy. Even with a different style bike, most people coming from them understand the "concepts" to control a bike. Though they may be different, they can be transferred to other bikes pretty easily.

Welcome and enjoy the new machine when you get there, these are one of a kind scoots!
 

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thanks everyone for your input. The height seems to be okay. I am in love with the mods people are doing to the bike !!! The rebel is a small cruiser so it wont be too different. I do plan on getting my small turns solid again. Its been two weeks back on a bike and I really feel like its all coming back !
 

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Hi everyone! I started riding in my late teens, had an EX 500, sold it when I got married. Now that my kids are old enough, I just got a rebel 250 to get back into riding. I saw a Fury a while back and it was love at first sight. My worry though is the weight. I am 5' 116 lbs, I do bodybuild so I am not a scrawny thing. I have sat on a few and I do reach the pedals and bars fine, I would , though bring every thing back, but it feels heavy, I know once you get going, the weight " goes away". But it does concern me. I did drive a friends big Harley a long time ago and it was fine. I would like to see how other short people find this bike because I have looked at so many others and really just want this bike. I dont think I want to go the sport bike route again.

Thanks and I love looking at what you all have done with your bikes !

Lisa
Don't worry about your size... the fury sits low to the ground it handles like a dream... find one and test ride it ...you'll be hooked
 
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