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I'm thinking about buying a fury but I would like to know if anyone who owns one likes it or loves it. I did notice that as of now there isn't to much out there for addons, someone did mention to me about a place in Bethel Ct. but I forgot the name. let me know about the bike I would appreciate any feedback to help me decide. Thanks
 

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I'm thinking about buying a fury but I would like to know if anyone who owns one likes it or loves it. I did notice that as of now there isn't to much out there for addons, someone did mention to me about a place in Bethel Ct. but I forgot the name. let me know about the bike I would appreciate any feedback to help me decide. Thanks
Well, I love mine. I held on to my VTX in case I did not like the "long" rides on the Fury. Of course, my VTX has the Ultimate X seat, windshield, floorboards, heel-toe shifter, pull-back risers and a driver's back rest.........comfort. But, I had a Patriot Guard ride yesterday and even though it was 100 miles away, I decided to take the Fury. Backroads and some 65-70 mph highway speeds. Gotta say, it surprised me. Absolutely no problems with the bike and I had no physical problems then or today. I'm very happy. I got over 55 miles to the gallon on regular gas (I don't use high test).

BTW: If you know anyone that wants a very nice VTX, just let me know. :D
 

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I love mine!!!! The aftermarket is starting to catch up. It just takes a while. It is a great bike and reliable. You won't regret it!!!
 

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I have a VTX 1800S. Was looking to get a Fury. Even joined this board in anticipation of that purchase. I can say after my test ride, I can't bring myself to buy one. Even though the Fury weighs much less than my VTX it feels like it has no power. I realize it's a 1300 but sheesh, talk about sluggish. Honda, word to the wise, if you're going to make a bike that looks that good, (it's beautiful) put a motor on it.
 

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I have a VTX 1800S. Was looking to get a Fury. Even joined this board in anticipation of that purchase. I can say after my test ride, I can't bring myself to buy one. Even though the Fury weighs much less than my VTX it feels like it has no power. I realize it's a 1300 but sheesh, talk about sluggish. Honda, word to the wise, if you're going to make a bike that looks that good, (it's beautiful) put a motor on it.
To each his own. I came from a sport bike that was so fast that I couldn't keep the front tire on the ground and I am very happy with the fury. It steps out into highway traffic perfectly. My buddy has a VTX and he can't keep up with me.
 

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I have a VTX 1800S. Was looking to get a Fury. Even joined this board in anticipation of that purchase. I can say after my test ride, I can't bring myself to buy one. Even though the Fury weighs much less than my VTX it feels like it has no power. I realize it's a 1300 but sheesh, talk about sluggish. Honda, word to the wise, if you're going to make a bike that looks that good, (it's beautiful) put a motor on it.
I also own an 1800S and a 1300S. Yes, this is a 1300. Yes, it won't have as much power as the 1800. But it has considerable power and rolling on the throttle is easy and smooth. I feel it has more power than the VTX 1300 because of the low-end and mid-range torque provided by the EFI (just my opinion). At times on my ride yesterday, I deliberately lagged behind the others to see how fast the Fury would catch them...like I said...NO PROBLEMS. I love my Xs, but I love the Fury too. Two different bikes.
 

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Thanks for the feedback

Thanks alot for the feedback I am going to try to schedule a road test tommorrow I hope I like it as much as you guys do, It looks like such a sweet ride..

BTW that custom site is METRICFATS.COM they seem to have what I would be lookin to do if and when I pick one up.. Thanks Again
 

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To each his own. I came from a sport bike that was so fast that I couldn't keep the front tire on the ground and I am very happy with the fury. It steps out into highway traffic perfectly. My buddy has a VTX and he can't keep up with me.
Your buddy either has a VTX1300 or an 1800 that isn't running well. Not meaning to ruffle any feathers here. The OP was looking for opinions. I gave him mine. I love the looks of the Fury. If they ever put an 1800 motor on it, I'll probably buy one. Till then, I think I'll pass.
 

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I hit 80 on the highway without even trying. I'm told the governer will max you out at 99.... remove that and prolly hit 110 easy. WHO NEEDS TO GO ANY FASTER??

500 more cc's isn't going to make your penis any larger.

1300 is more than enough power for a chopper. if you need to go faster buy a crotch rocket.

to the original poster.... you will love the Fury once you ride it.
 

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1300 is more than enough power for a chopper???? That's just one man's opinion. I'm not in the market for a crotch rocket myself. I bought the 1800 because I wanted a cruiser with gobs of torque and can get up to whatever speed I want quickly.
Personally I'm looking for the same in a chopper. For me the Fury doesn't fill the bill. If you like it, great.
Your goofy penis reference is out of line.
 

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Yup I'm new here and I'll start by saying I always wanted a chopper, but they were out of my price range and the whole reliability issue... but now we are here and it's a honda.

My major issue is the comfort. I know choppers aren't really known for it but how is the ride in terms of bump absorption and body position? I'm not a big guy only 5'8 but riding compy is a major issue for me though I don't travel far I like to relax and cruise around town.

Is this bike for me?
 

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Yup I'm new here and I'll start by saying I always wanted a chopper, but they were out of my price range and the whole reliability issue... but now we are here and it's a honda.

My major issue is the comfort. I know choppers aren't really known for it but how is the ride in terms of bump absorption and body position? I'm not a big guy only 5'8 but riding compy is a major issue for me though I don't travel far I like to relax and cruise around town.

Is this bike for me?
Well, in my opinion, one of the fury's downside's is a pretty stiff ride. Maybe this is just a natural function of a hidden monoshock type bike ... dunno, never owned one before. But I have the gas shock adjusted all the way out to low (softest ride) and it's still (to me) a kinda bumpy ride. To me, it's worth it because I was prepared to sacrifice a bit of handling for those gorgeous lines and for it just being the most beautiful production bike I've ever seen (under 35K anyway :). Anyway you definitely need to test ride if possible to judge for yourself what's "stiff" or "bumpy". A second issue is that the bike seems to generate a more powerful windstream than I recall from other bikes I've owned; maybe just the instrument cluster or something up front directs the wind directly into you; not sure. It's comfortable at surface-street speeds, but at 55+ mph you really feel it. Again, these are very subjective judgements and I'm sure some will disagree, but they're the only two drawbacks to the bike imho.
 

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I think Stonewheel summed it up correctly in his last sentance. Each ride is different for every person, it is very subjective. I always encourage people to sit on several bikes before buying...and take a test drive...and not just in the parking lot. :D That beautiful bike is not worth it if it doesn't fit correctly or you can't handle it.
And, eperk, no feathers ruffled on my part. I know there is no other bike like the 1800 ;), but I do get a little tired of the VTXOA 1800 guys running the 1300 down. It is a wonderful bike, too. Size matters to some...just not to me. ;)
 

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Hey Fury10. I really didn't mean to intentionally run down the 1300. You obviously hang around the VTXOA boards LOL. I have a friend with an orange 1300. We swapped bikes last month on a ride. I was pleasently surprised at how well it handled. The exhaust also sounds much better and it sits a little lower than mine.
The VTX 1300 must have a different frame. I swear it was easier to drive than my 1800.
I would still like a choice of sizes on the Fury. I'll bet that Honda won't make an 1800 v-twin engine again. They seem to shoot themselves in the foot when they get a popular bike. Remember the Valkyrie?
 

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i'm not sure about anyone else but it seems the more miles i put on my fury the more power it seems to have. I came from a VTX 1300 myself and my dad had the 1800 and the fury yes doesn't have AS much power as the 1800 but it sill throws ya back if you need it. Passed a couple cars the other day got up just over 90 with no problems and passing semis was always one of my worries with with the weight and power of the bike and i have not issues with it.

LOVE the bike!

p.s. Had to get the sissy bar to keep the lady on the back. :D
 

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After 1600 miles on mine I have know dbout it has a bit more power. I havent even gotten the Gixer out for a quick speed fix in a while now lol.
 

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Hey Fury10. I really didn't mean to intentionally run down the 1300. You obviously hang around the VTXOA boards LOL. I have a friend with an orange 1300. We swapped bikes last month on a ride. I was pleasently surprised at how well it handled. The exhaust also sounds much better and it sits a little lower than mine.
The VTX 1300 must have a different frame. I swear it was easier to drive than my 1800.
I would still like a choice of sizes on the Fury. I'll bet that Honda won't make an 1800 v-twin engine again. They seem to shoot themselves in the foot when they get a popular bike. Remember the Valkyrie?
Yeah, I've been a VTXOA member since 2004. Bought a 2002 1800R and a 2006 1300RS. The power of the 1800 is incredible, but the sound and ride of the 1300 is better. Honda has said the 1800 is gone but who knows? And I can't forgrt the Valkyrie...my husband has that one. :D That bike is in a class by itself even though it is the sister bike to the Goldwing.
 

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It has all the power I need and I have no trouble staying up with traffic on the interstate. I did own a 1500 Vulcan and it had more power than anyone could ask for and was a monster crusier. Ive owned 3 bikes and the Fury is my favorite of the 3 including the Harley I owned which was my least fav of the 3.
 

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I've had alot of motorycycles over the years. Almost every type, mostly Honda's but Harleys and others. I had likes and dislikes about every single one of them but none were ever "show stoppers."

You will drive yourself "nuts" listening to everybodies opinion and trying to weigh good and bad points. Harley riders swear by Harleys. Even if they have to push them and carry a big can of oil. Others like their particular brand of bike for whatever reason.

You can beat Hondas to death and they never quit! Forget about the resale and depreciation rumor as they aren't true if the bike is in decent condition.

If the bike appeals to you.......get the sucker!!
 
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