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I was just wondering what was some of everyones top speed so far on the Fury. In no way am I trying to encourage high speeds or competitive issues - just curious because I am coming off owning a Suzuki GSX-R where I hit high speeds and felt comfortable. I'm really enjoying the Fury's ride much better than the sport bikes but when I hit about 80 - 85 mph I actually do not feel that comfortable. Again I know it's a completely different beast and I love it.

Normally heading on a typical highway, we cruise about 65 - 70 mph. With 1310cc's I assumed pumping it up a little more was no big deal, but I didn't feel that power boost that I figured. Anyone feel similar or completely opposite ??

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I was just wondering what was some of everyones top speed so far on the Fury. In no way am I trying to encourage high speeds or competitive issues - just curious because I am coming off owning a Suzuki GSX-R where I hit high speeds and felt comfortable. I'm really enjoying the Fury's ride much better than the sport bikes but when I hit about 80 - 85 mph I actually do not feel that comfortable. Again I know it's a completely different beast and I love it.

Normally heading on a typical highway, we cruise about 65 - 70 mph. With 1310cc's I assumed pumping it up a little more was no big deal, but I didn't feel that power boost that I figured. Anyone feel similar or completely opposite ??

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Same feelings here too....this is my first non sportbike; previously I rode sportbikes for 9 years (ZX12R last), and this is quite a bit different that that. However, while on the Fury I don't mind cruising around at 55mph...which I never enjoyed doing on a sportbike.

Another first is that this is the first bike I've owned that is slower than my car.......I've got an 09 Challenger R/T in the garage that will strait smoke my chopper; but that's ok, because they both look awesome doing what they individually do best!
 
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I got the Fury to go the speed limit lol. Im cruising around 65 to 70 and not looking to go any faster. Ive seen 172mph on my gixer and lived to talk about it. SOld the Gixer last weekend to a guy in Oklahoma, hope he enjoys it:cool:
 

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I was just wondering what was some of everyones top speed so far on the Fury. In no way am I trying to encourage high speeds or competitive issues - just curious because I am coming off owning a Suzuki GSX-R where I hit high speeds and felt comfortable. I'm really enjoying the Fury's ride much better than the sport bikes but when I hit about 80 - 85 mph I actually do not feel that comfortable. Again I know it's a completely different beast and I love it.

Normally heading on a typical highway, we cruise about 65 - 70 mph. With 1310cc's I assumed pumping it up a little more was no big deal, but I didn't feel that power boost that I figured. Anyone feel similar or completely opposite ??

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The REV limiter kicks in at about 100 MPH,, Biker feels fine, but it won't keep up with most other cruisers...
 

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I find that compared to a sport bike, the Fury is way more susceptible to bar input at speed. For instance the buffeting behind a big rig will make the Fury feel like it's shimmying, but I found it's really due to the imperceptable input of the buffeting traveling down your arms into the bars making the bike feel like it's shimmying, because as soon as I get into clean air it's steady as a rock with no bar input. Top speed on the Fury so far is 85, which I didn't find uncomfortable, you just have to pay more attention.
 

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100 is max on the Fury. Can't wait til spring to by-pass the computer with command mod, and get exhaust so I can see what the Fury can really do!!!
 

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I find that compared to a sport bike, the Fury is way more susceptible to bar input at speed. For instance the buffeting behind a big rig will make the Fury feel like it's shimmying, but I found it's really due to the imperceptable input of the buffeting traveling down your arms into the bars making the bike feel like it's shimmying, because as soon as I get into clean air it's steady as a rock with no bar input. Top speed on the Fury so far is 85, which I didn't find uncomfortable, you just have to pay more attention.
Same as cycho:
The no zone around trucks cause the turbulence and result in some shaky-ness. 85 has been my top speed so far, not really looking to press it.
But even at that speed the front wheel seemed to shimmy a little...
It was a windy day when I hit that speed...
 

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Not advocating but curious nonetheless!

100 is max on the Fury. Can't wait til spring to by-pass the computer with command mod, and get exhaust so I can see what the Fury can really do!!!
As I understand it the available controllers are just for fuel and ONLY increase injector pulse width after it is output from the Honda ECM. The engine speed limiter remains in the Honda ECM and is unaffected.

So, what sort of "command mod" do you have in mind???
 

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I ride for the enjoyment of it. If I have to be 100% focused on the bike for every second then I really am not enjoying the ride so I normally cruise at somewhere between 55 and 65.

Having said that I went on a charity run yesterday and a couple of times the small group I was riding with became separated from the main group. Bike did 80 to 85 on country roads without any issues but I was as focused on the road and the bike as I could be. Bike handled very well. No shimmy, no shake or anything, it was rock solid and did not give me a single pucker moment. I just do not enjoy going that fast.

I have experienced the blast effect from trucks as well. When I see the rig, I know that it is coming and prepare for it.
 

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Normally, I cruise around 60-65 on mine and it rides like a dream. However, Yesterday I was coming back from a bike rally in Cheboygan with some friends. Riding up the highway, we hit an open stretch with no traffic, so I decided to open it up and do some "high speed trials". What I discovered is that these bikes have a rev limiter AND a governer. The top speed in each gear I was able to achieve is as follows.

1st gear: rev limiter hits at 40 mph
2nd gear: rev limiter hits at 60 mph
3rd gear: rev limiter hits at 80 mph
4th gear: governer kicks in at 100 mph
5th gear: governer kicks in at 100 mph

So obviously, this bike has the power to go faster if one so desires. It stands to reason that you could leave the rev limiter in place to keep from over revving the engine, but find a way to disable the governer, and the top speed for this bike would be about 120 mph in 5th gear. But of course there is nothing you can do at that speed that you can't do at 65 anyway. I think I'll leave mine in place.:D
 
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Normally, I cruise around 60-65 on mine and it rides like a dream. However, Yesterday I was coming back from a bike rally in Cheboygan with some friends. Riding up the highway, we hit an open stretch with no traffic, so I decided to open it up and do some "high speed trials". What I discovered is that these bikes have a rev limiter AND a governer. The top speed in each gear I was able to achieve is as follows.

1st gear: rev limiter hits at 40 mph
2nd gear: rev limiter hits at 60 mph
3rd gear: rev limiter hits at 80 mph
4th gear: governer kicks in at 100 mph
5th gear: governer kicks in at 100 mph

So obviously, this bike has the power to go faster if one so desires. It stands to reason that you could leave the rev limiter in place to keep from over revving the engine, but find a way to disable the governer, and the top speed for this bike would be about 120 mph in 5th gear. But of course there is nothing you can do at that speed that you can't do at 65 anyway. I think I'll leave mine in place.:D
I have also felt the rev limiter in all gears and the governer at 100 mph. The fury handles fine to me (for a chopper) at 100mph although I only have hit 100 a few times. I would like to see the rev limiter a little higher it seems to kick in a little to soon for me!
 

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As I understand it the available controllers are just for fuel and ONLY increase injector pulse width after it is output from the Honda ECM. The engine speed limiter remains in the Honda ECM and is unaffected.

So, what sort of "command mod" do you have in mind???
I guess I'm gonna have to look more in to this. I'm almost positive, but when I told my local Honda dealer about how unhappy I was about the Fury maxing out 100 mph, he said in spring when I put V&H pipe on they can put a command module on too and it will do more then 100 mph
 

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Wind blown to the max

I picked up my Fury last Saturday and have put almost 500 miles on it. Im riding in the Columbia Gorge - East of Portland OR/Vancouver, WA. I get the truck blast doing 65-70 and get 15-20 mph winds off the river/canyon/tunnels. Definite shimmy when that happens, again, rock solid out of it though, just have to be aware and ready for it.
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I get the truck blast doing 65-70 and get 15-20 mph winds off the river/canyon/tunnels. Definite shimmy when that happens, again, rock solid out of it though, just have to be aware and ready for it.
J
Ditto on that! I rode 2-up over the Mackinac Bridge at 45 with what felt like a 40 mph cross wind...That was a little rough on the nerves! Still managed to make it across safely though.
 
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I've ridden alot of different makes and models of bikes. With the exception of a crotch rocket.

When you get around a big truck, you're gonna get knocked around regardless of what you ride. Also with stiff cross winds.

I've had some big heavy wide tired bikes and still felt the same effect.

Also, things happed pretty fast at 100 mph. I dont care if it goes 1000 mph, I'm gonna cruise at normal speeds. But that's me! If somebody else wants their Fury to hit the sound barrier, go for it, but be careful!
 

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Normally, I cruise around 60-65 on mine and it rides like a dream. However, Yesterday I was coming back from a bike rally in Cheboygan with some friends. Riding up the highway, we hit an open stretch with no traffic, so I decided to open it up and do some "high speed trials". What I discovered is that these bikes have a rev limiter AND a governer. The top speed in each gear I was able to achieve is as follows.

1st gear: rev limiter hits at 40 mph
2nd gear: rev limiter hits at 60 mph
3rd gear: rev limiter hits at 80 mph
4th gear: governer kicks in at 100 mph
5th gear: governer kicks in at 100 mph

So obviously, this bike has the power to go faster if one so desires. It stands to reason that you could leave the rev limiter in place to keep from over revving the engine, but find a way to disable the governer, and the top speed for this bike would be about 120 mph in 5th gear. But of course there is nothing you can do at that speed that you can't do at 65 anyway. I think I'll leave mine in place.:D
Is anyone certain that there is a speed 'governor' on the Fury?? I thought, it was the rev limiter I was hitting...
 

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it is a rev limiter hitting .no gov.my doughter and i did 250 miles sunday.one of the best rides yet and never got over 60.
 

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Fury chopper or dragster!!!

This bike is scary at high speeds not only weak brakes and only 3.5 inches of front wheel on road but the shocks are not meant for high speeds. I hit a huge pot hole doing 60mph and the bike jumped the front tire shimmed I thought I was going to lose it!!!

I have a VMAX that stock will ROAST MOST ANY BIKE and THE FURY HAS NO BUSINESS GOING OVER 90MPH You guys with kids think aboout it!!!

Its not the speed that kills its THE SUDDEN STOP!!!!

BEEF UP BRAKES/CALIPER CHANGE FRONT TIRE WIDTH GET BETTER SHOCKS AND YOUR ON RIGHT TRACK but is this a chopper or dragster????
 

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Personally I enjoy this bike more on back roads at 50 mph or just cruising around town. Once my bike is complete the way I want it to be, I want people to have time to see what I have done to it, thus a slower ride.
 
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