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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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5’-11” 116 and in shape is probably the smaller end of the fury rider and as long as you feel comfortable in the saddle u should be fine. Weight you can get used to. The biggest thing u have to consider (only because your just getting back into riding) is the turning radius of the fury at low speeds, it can be like turning a Mack truck sometimes otherwise (coming from a life long owner/rider) the fury is hands down the most well behaved bike I’ve riden. Power is on point for 90% of the owners and ride quality is excellent especially if u buy a good seat for long rides. Replacing my wife’s riding capabilities with yours…. if she asked me to get one I’d probably be all for it. Ride safe on anything u ride!
 

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5’-11” 116 and in shape is probably the smaller end of the fury rider and as long as you feel comfortable in the saddle u should be fine. Weight you can get used to. The biggest thing u have to consider (only because your just getting back into riding) is the turning radius of the fury at low speeds, it can be like turning a Mack truck sometimes otherwise (coming from a life long owner/rider) the fury is hands down the most well behaved bike I’ve riden. Power is on point for 90% of the owners and ride quality is excellent especially if u buy a good seat for long rides. Replacing my wife’s riding capabilities with yours…. if she asked me to get one I’d probably be all for it. Ride safe on anything u ride!
Thank you ! thanks for the feedback on the bike, all of the good things about it is making me feel better about it. I want to get back to turning really well on the rebel first since that bike is so long.

Funny thing is...........there is a grey fury at my local Indian dealer and a yellow fury at the honda. The yellow fury felt so much bigger, and actually put me off ! I may go back to see the grey fury and sit on that again to see.
 

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Grey Fury's are the smallest so that should be perfect!
 

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thats what i thought !! Althoght there is an orange floating around my area for sale, I wonder where that fits in the size range?
Slow, a bit more "husky".

Joking aside, if for some reason it feels too tall, you can actually lower the bike slightly by a rear spring that the vendors sell, or you can have the spring cut or DIY. There's lots that were running the cut spring (I was at one point). Problem with the cut version is because you are cutting coils off, you actually increase the spring rate, which would lead in your case, to a more harsh ride. For me at 185, I couldn't really tell the difference.

Buuut, you could also dive down the mod rabbit hole and you could install an air ride, that way you could customize the ride height and feel...you could basically drag arse with that thing if you wanted to !
 

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Height is not the problem, i can sit flat foot just fine and reach everything, its a bit of a strech, but there is a guy in my area who does a lot of custom fury work, he is on here too. My biggest concern was the wight, i know its about 650lbx. and the lenth. but I am not out to go super fast,
 

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Height is not the problem, i can sit flat foot just fine and reach everything, its a bit of a strech, but there is a guy in my area who does a lot of custom fury work, he is on here too. My biggest concern was the wight, i know its about 650lbx. and the lenth. but I am not out to go super fast,
Ah yeah the stretch. Aftermarket seats can put you a bit further forward too. Also a set of bar risers (Canella) will set the bars back towards you a bit. I could honestly use a set of risers on my setup, just because in my case the riding position is a tad awkward. That's cool that you have a member close by!

As far as the weight, it'll be more of a challenge at slow speeds but this bike has a low center of gravity and it's pretty generous so you can creep the bike into maneuvers pretty easily. Just takes some getting used to which the parking lot will be good for. At speed though, no need to worry, the thing is pretty nimble for what it is once you have some speed. Speed = better = easier to handle.
 

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Yellow tends to look bigger, gray smaller, blue longer, but the stock geometry is all the same (there are very few changes on the Fury since being introduced in 2009). Tire size and suspension settings might differ. AJ started a thread on this, it was expanded to include basic information about the bike including pictures of every model year.

How tall a person is doesn't matter as much as their inseam does (long legs vs short legs) and how wide of a stance is required (thin bikes let your legs reach the ground more easily). The seat height can be changed a number of ways, though it's pretty low to start with. The wide handlebars and reach are interesting, but comfortable.
 

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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 !
Did someone say "Mods" haha.

I am new and also back to biking and have a little OCD when it comes to subtle modding.

Everything you can imagine is here. Love this forum.

Welcome.
 

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Have you pulled the trigger on a Fury? Are you a proud owner? Update please?
Not yet but getting closer. I am going to make an appt at the local Indian dealer that has one. I want to sit on in and take it around the parking lot. I have contacted someone to make the mods to bring the pegs closer and found the handlebar mod to bring that closer too. I really like the orange or blue and chrome so I would like to find one like that
 

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Not yet but getting closer. I am going to make an appt at the local Indian dealer that has one. I want to sit on in and take it around the parking lot. I have contacted someone to make the mods to bring the pegs closer and found the handlebar mod to bring that closer too. I really like the orange or blue and chrome so I would like to find one like that
Oh no another chromer! Blind people with all that bling:D
 
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