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Lowered my Fury 2"+

So I finally got around to lowering my bike and it came out great thanks to Tony. This is probably the greatest mod to date here on the forum. It took about 2 hours and the help of my wifes dad who Tig welded the frame back together. After following the directions from Tony it was complete, a little over 2 inches of drop and a rear end worth bragging about. I added a few things to Tony's mod and I'm sure it will help you guy's out when you decide to take this on.

First- I extended the seats 2 front grab fingers with 3/4" tubed steal by 1". Without this the fingers only had less than a 1/4" of grab (see pic's)
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Second- I added 2, 1/2" compression bolts under the seat where the front of the fender's plastic rivets set into the frame. Reason for this is after you bend the struts down and weld, the fender is left with a gap about 1/2" from the frame (see pic)
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I'm very pleased with the outcome but really need a good tall sissy bar for the wife now. She is complaining about holding on for dear life now that her seat is tilted back further. Any suggestions.

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First off thanks for taking the time to take pics and then posting instructions. The bike looks amazing and I think you just sold me on doing this mod to my bike. I think Tony has found the must do mod to the bike...the L&M spring is nice but this one makes much more of a difference. Thanks again. Look forward to your next project b/c doing mods to the bike never ends.
 

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First off thanks for taking the time to take pics and then posting instructions. The bike looks amazing and I think you just sold me on doing this mod to my bike. I think Tony has found the must do mod to the bike...the L&M spring is nice but this one makes much more of a difference. Thanks again. Look forward to your next project b/c doing mods to the bike never ends.
Thanks BJ! I'm glad you like what I posted and can't wait to see pic's of your bike after you do it. I can't tell you how much more I look at the back of the bike now. It really changes the attitude of the fury. I almost went for the Sumo-X and this was a last ditch effort. If I had the funds I would do Sumo-X but not everyone has the $ to fork out. This will get me by until I do.
 

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I think the stock Honda accessory sissy bar will give her the security she wants :). Tony-Fury has it on his bike so you can check with him ;).
The stock sissy bar does provide the needed back stop.. The GF wouldn't ride on back without it..
 

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The stock sissy bar does provide the needed back stop.. The GF wouldn't ride on back without it..
I like the stock mounting for the bar but just wish it was about another 12" higher or so. Any suggestions or would I have to custom mod it myself?
 

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Yea I'll post some pics as soon as I can find the right person to do it. Can't weld so I got to check with some friends to see if and when they could do it for me. If not I'll find a local shop b/c I have to get this done soon. As for having enough funds, I feel ya b/c I'd have that Sumo-X kit in a heartbeat, but I'm not willing or able to throw those kind of funds into the bike. Oh yea, I liked the flannel shirt pics of the wife the best. Haha. Very nice!
 

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Yes Bighitter, thank you for taking the time to give us your insight and play by play!! I agree that this is the best bang for your buck improvement we've seen yet! I'll be doing Tony's mod ASAP but will have to wait until after this weekend as I have to head for AZ for my daughter's graduation from ASU. Would love to take the bike with me and make a stop at The Billet to show it off but it's one of those "family " trips. Thanks again!
 

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amazing job - thanks big hitter and also for the original idea to Tony. BH - you did great recommending the additional bolts and extension. I am almost tempted to fly you or Tony to Austin, TX and have you work on my bike!
 

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So I finally got around to lowering my bike and it came out great thanks to Tony. This is probably the greatest mod to date here on the forum. It took about 2 hours and the help of my wifes dad who Tig welded the frame back together. After following the directions from Tony it was complete, a little over 2 inches of drop and a rear end worth bragging about. I added a few things to Tony's mod and I'm sure it will help you guy's out when you decide to take this on.

First- I extended the seats 2 front grab fingers with 3/4" tubed steal by 1". Without this the fingers only had less than a 1/4" of grab (see pic's)
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Second- I added 2, 1/2" compression bolts under the seat where the front of the fender's plastic rivets set into the frame. Reason for this is after you bend the struts down and weld, the fender is left with a gap about 1/2" from the frame (see pic)
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I'm very pleased with the outcome but really need a good tall sissy bar for the wife now. She is complaining about holding on for dear life now that her seat is tilted back further. Any suggestions.

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It looks really good. And great idea with the front of the seat. The next time I take the bike apart I think I will do the same.
 

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It looks really good. And great idea with the front of the seat. The next time I take the bike apart I think I will do the same.
Thanks Tony!
Yeah it's a much more solid fit with the extensions on now.
 

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Leave her at home.
 

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Holy crap!
Is that the stock fender on there too?
Ya know, It's a bad design on Honda's part.
I don't know that you need the fat tire kit. I think just lowering the ass does it.
It makes the bike look fatter. I put on a swing arm bag and it makes the rear end look a hell of alot better.
 

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Holy crap!
Is that the stock fender on there too?
Ya know, It's a bad design on Honda's part.
I don't know that you need the fat tire kit. I think just lowering the ass does it.
It makes the bike look fatter. I put on a swing arm bag and it makes the rear end look a hell of alot better.
Do you have any other larger pics of the swing arm bag. That looks pretty good from here but need a bigger pic to help my decision. Thanks
 

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I was able to bottom out the fender this evening with the Tony Mod..
I hit a serious dip with some speed, the ones where they warn you in advance with the painted markings...

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Hit it with some pretty good speed with the GF on the back..
Think I need to turn up the pre-load adjuster, had it set pretty low..;)
 

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amazing job - thanks big hitter and also for the original idea to Tony. BH - you did great recommending the additional bolts and extension. I am almost tempted to fly you or Tony to Austin, TX and have you work on my bike!
Tell you what,I'll split the airline ticket with you.Great mod by Tony and great tweak to it Bighitter.
 

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Anybody know what a 'compression bolt" is? Like the one BigHitter used here? I Googled it and got about 100 different things, none of which look like BigHitters picture. I am figuring some sort of hard rubber type spacer would work but don't know if what BigHitter has here is some special type that has a bolt attached...?
 

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Compression Bolt

Anybody know what a 'compression bolt" is? Like the one BigHitter used here? I Googled it and got about 100 different things, none of which look like BigHitters picture. I am figuring some sort of hard rubber type spacer would work but don't know if what BigHitter has here is some special type that has a bolt attached...?
I bought my compression bolt from Lowes. It's with all the hard to find bolts in the pull out trays on the fastner isle. It looks like the one on the left in the picture attached. they are about .$50 each.
 

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put Oprah"s ass on the ground

I done the "T" mod and the short shock mod and put oprah's
(bikes name) ass on the ground. still have about 2.5" of shock travel and no problems with hard ride. I had to go to the side mount plate hanger, my son-in-law made that by hand. We are getting ready for a 1200 mile trip next week and I will let you know how it goes. here is some pics. what do you think?
 

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