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Overall pretty happy with it; as always there's some mods I'd do different now if doing it over but ... 20/20 hindsight lol ... profile shot is with the DX quick-off windscreen on; head-on with it off. I really like the effect of complete removal of the front turn signals and with the L&M extension risers removing the bolts atop the triple tree really gives me the old-school squared-off choppery-lookin' front end I liked so much as a kid. Bike also has the L&M lowering spring; absolutely makes the silhouette much more low-to-the-ground in the back/higher in the front; the ass-end isn't *quite* as clean and nice as Tony's frame-cut rear end, but is still *WAY* better than stock fury when comparing. And since it didn't involve cutting I'm gonna stay with it at least for now.
Ride seems the same or maybe even a little better since yer 1.5" lower to the ground. maybe decreases how much you have to lean in the turns or something - I'm not at all sure of that, but it's kinda how it feels ...
 

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bike looks good man, i definitely like the front end minus the big ole turn signals. what did you replace them with. I was thinking of just taking them off of mine and hoping not to get pulled over for it. Eventually i want to get mirrors with signals in them but havent found the right set yet.
 

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Overall pretty happy with it; as always there's some mods I'd do different now if doing it over but ... 20/20 hindsight lol ... profile shot is with the DX quick-off windscreen on; head-on with it off. I really like the effect of complete removal of the front turn signals and with the L&M extension risers removing the bolts atop the triple tree really gives me the old-school squared-off choppery-lookin' front end I liked so much as a kid. Bike also has the L&M lowering spring; absolutely makes the silhouette much more low-to-the-ground in the back/higher in the front; the ass-end isn't *quite* as clean and nice as Tony's frame-cut rear end, but is still *WAY* better than stock fury when comparing. And since it didn't involve cutting I'm gonna stay with it at least for now.
Ride seems the same or maybe even a little better since yer 1.5" lower to the ground. maybe decreases how much you have to lean in the turns or something - I'm not at all sure of that, but it's kinda how it feels ...
Stonewhell you did a good job really looks GOOD:):)
 

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Looks jammin....:cool:
Nice lookin bike...
Does the two into one exhaust have a baffle in it?
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Couple more ...

Couple of the mods I *will* do a quick rave-rant for: first and foremost - the Fuggin' Fabrication Viper 2's: these pipes are frickin' AWESOME!!!. Look incredibly good on a chopper style bike (just my opinion of course :) and the sound as just unbelievably good - about twice the volume of baffled cobra swepts, approximately - I can now shift-by-sound like I'm used to and which I could not do with either stock pipes or baffled cobra swepts. If you screw it on they *bellow*; but you can go easy around the copper's and they're loud but not ticketable loud, at least so far lol ... we'll see.

The clutch relief kit is the BEST $35 improvement you can make - before, after 30 mins of around-town driving I was kicking her into neutral at every stoplight to give my hand a rest. Now, it just isn't a factor at all; soft, smooth, easy easy clutch pull; really love it.

The L&M riser extensions and lowering spring are among the best aesthetics mods out there, again imho; if you don't go with Tony's beautiful frame cut fender you *definitely* want the lower spring AND - AND, imho, get the fork extensions; the rise in front according to the head wrench at the dealer is closer to .8" than .5"; and in tandem with 1.5" down in the back, you WILL like what it does to your bike. A lot.

The muth mirrors are a little bit of a dissapointment; little more vibration than I wanted, but not terrible; but still worth doing because the forward mirror-mount turn signals let you pull the front sigs completely off the bike; very nice looks thing. Word to the wise, if you get muth mirrors you need a metric mount, but you ALSO need a load leveller if you want the slowblink signal rate; the mirrors don't come with one. I'm actually gonna leave it, even though I don't care for the fast blink rate. But the wrench at the dealer pointed out a lotta the serious chopper guys are just hardwiring the signals in and leaving the quickblink - I guess they do make yer turn that much obvious although I always liked the steady slow blink, just more what I'm used to.

Kudos to chris at L&M for the color-matching on side-covers; final drive gear housing, torque arm, and fork sliders; the shop guys all had their doubts when I was describing it but were sold when they saw it; lotsa good remarks from around the shop and sales floor from the guys who saw the bike.
 

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Thx for the good words guys; really appreciate it :)

FP; the muth mirrors have both forward running lights and turn signals in the mirror housing. It's why I got them, specifically so I could remove the front signals. sorry I didn't get a better pic; I'll check and post if I have one. Or, check Bluedragon's posts; she has a couple better pics posted of the same mirrors, although she got european style amber chevrons in the mirrors; I got US style red. (these are the blinkey arrow chevrons in the mirrors themselves for view from the rear; the front running lights/blinkers are amber.)

TONY; yah, the viper 2's have baffles which according to Doug at fuggin are WELDED in and intended to definitely NOT be removed. but believe me, you don't need to ...
 

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Looks great and I cant wait to see it. Let's go riding! I assume this will be an entry in the May FOM contest? How do your pipes sound compared to the Cobra's without baffles?
 

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Looks great and I cant wait to see it. Let's go riding! I assume this will be an entry in the May FOM contest? How do your pipes sound compared to the Cobra's without baffles?
Hey Rich,

Not sure how they'll compare to unbaffled cobra's, since I haven't heard a set since last time we rode out last fall - they'll be close though, although I think each with a different sound even if close in volume. Hopefully we'll get a chance to check them out side by side soon; maybe shoot a driveby video of each bike we can post here and let the guys hear and decide on the differences.

Unfortunately might be a week or so; depends on when I'm home next and if it's good riding weather. Been on the road so much lately that until yesterday hadn't had a chance to ride the bike at all. Got 90 miles on her yesterday but that was my first ride since last October. the company's keeping me in the truck even more than last year ( spent a day and a half trapped by floodwaters in Nashville few days ago; *that* was fun lol ) but hopefully we can get out soon.
 

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i got to hear them on another fury and they are great.only prob is mr flat top would eat me alive around here.looks nice
 

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Do you notice that your cooling fan kicks on more than before with the new pipes on? My pipes are not chromed. Just curious.
 

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After further review, I am really digging your side covers. Only painting the top portion really insinuates the engine. I don’t recall ever seeing this before. Good choice!
 

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Ok, I guess one more mod...

That Low and Mean front fender looks mean! I was not sold until seeing it in these pics. I guess they will be getting a little more of my money soon.
 

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I really like the look of these pipes. But i have a couple questions as i sit here getting ready to pick up my Fury.

Are there any fitment issues with the engine dress up kit?

With the rear pipe flowing forward vs. backwards over the crankcase, do you find the pipe heating up your right leg at all?

I too intially wanted the swepts, but it would look like everyone elses bikes. If you say they sound just as good as the unbaffled swepts that also helps the sale.

I also agree, the bike looks steller. I do like the front forks painted to match, but i dont think they would look as good on the blue.
 
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