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Hello guys and gals,

I rode dirt and trail bikes as a whipper snapper. My first street bike was a 2002 HD Fatboy. I put 20,000 miles on that beast and ended up selling it in 2006.

Now I am thinking about getting a new Fury. My main question for you Fury riders is this........"can you ride your Fury all day?" I know the bike is great for around town jogs, but what about 3 days straight at say....300 miles per day? Ocasionally of course. Can a guy really do that on this bike? Ride that beast from Oklahoma to California in a few days? Or, should I just get the Interstate. The thing is, the Fury just feels like me.

Also, I am a big guy.....6' 1" and 265 pounds.......and I'm 53 years old (easy now, you will be that old too one day if your lucky). I feel comfortable sitting on the bike in the showroom, but what about on the road?

I'm a baby boomer and I hear the rode calling me back.

thanks.
 

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hey man,
i am 25, 6'2" and 250 lbs. i put 2700 miles on the first two months. longest jog was 430 miles one day. no problem here. good luck with the choice
 

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Hello guys and gals,

I rode dirt and trail bikes as a whipper snapper. My first street bike was a 2002 HD Fatboy. I put 20,000 miles on that beast and ended up selling it in 2006.

Now I am thinking about getting a new Fury. My main question for you Fury riders is this........"can you ride your Fury all day?" I know the bike is great for around town jogs, but what about 3 days straight at say....300 miles per day? Ocasionally of course. Can a guy really do that on this bike? Ride that beast from Oklahoma to California in a few days?

Also, I am a big guy.....6' 1" and 265 pounds.......and I'm 53 years old (easy now, you will be that old too one day if your lucky). I feel comfortable sitting on the bike in the showroom, but what about on the road?

I'm a baby boomer and I hear the rode calling me back.

thanks.
OEM seat is good for roughly 45-60min intervals. I dont know about a C&C, Mean City, Corbin or one of the other Seat MFG's. With your height i would possibly suggest forwards also. Each tank is good for about 120 miles. I would suggest evaluating the riding your doing, getting too big of a bike would be a pain in the butt to get around town for short trips and too minimal of a bike is a pain for distances.

What mods did your fatboy have to where some of us would have an idea to your more neccissary comfort features you would be seeking
 

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Well,
Depending on who you are you can ride a bike as long and far as you want.
I would say you will need to make some modifications for a more comfortable ride. A new seat will be a must. For your height, probably some forward controls,some bags, ipod.
Let me put it this way. If you leave the bike as you bought it new. No. It is not set up for that type of riding. you would need to spend some bucks to set it up right.
Personally, I would buy a different bike if I planned on making a lot of trips as you described.
 

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wow, some quick replies, thanks.

imwright, the only mods I did to the fatboy was V&H big shot pipes, a verycomfortable Mustang seat, and a windshield. I would say that 90 percent of the time I used the bike for short to medium trips. Twice, I took the bike on long hauls. Once from Oklahoma to California, and once from Oklahoma to Sturgis. It sounds like forward controls and a comfortable solo seat ought to set me up good on the Fury. I never ride two-up.

Captain Fester, ha....well, we are about the same in size, only I am twice your age. Sounds like I ought to be good for a couple of hundred miles a day anyway. thanks.

mrbyber, yeah, i am definately willing to make some mods. Like I said, I will mostly take short to medium runs on the bike.

BTW, local dealer says he will put me on a stock Fury for under $11 k out the door. Really like that blue one, but that Interstate is nice too huh?
 

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By the way it sounds the fury might work decently. I dont know how good the C&C solo seat is, Perhaps someone can chime in on that one. I have done a trip that was about 100 miles each way stopping for about an hour when i got there, with stock comfort features and was hurting a bit.

other than that ride most of my trips are around 30-40 miles and the bike is awsome for that (I just really want to get my forwards finished so i can put them on the bike and be better off)
 

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I usually ride 80-100 miles at a time....get off the bike for a rest stop and stretch, fill up the tank and go again. No problems, but I can't wait to try my new C&C seat. Either one of the bikes would be a great choice. I have been riding a VTX for 8 years with an Ultimate X seat and backrest....very comfortable....but I don't do many long rides anymore.
BTW: I have a candy black cherry '06 VTX r/s for sale with very low miles. :D
 

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wow, some quick replies, thanks.

imwright, the only mods I did to the fatboy was V&H big shot pipes, a verycomfortable Mustang seat, and a windshield. I would say that 90 percent of the time I used the bike for short to medium trips. Twice, I took the bike on long hauls. Once from Oklahoma to California, and once from Oklahoma to Sturgis. It sounds like forward controls and a comfortable solo seat ought to set me up good on the Fury. I never ride two-up.

Captain Fester, ha....well, we are about the same in size, only I am twice your age. Sounds like I ought to be good for a couple of hundred miles a day anyway. thanks.

mrbyber, yeah, i am definately willing to make some mods. Like I said, I will mostly take short to medium runs on the bike.

BTW, local dealer says he will put me on a stock Fury for under $11 k out the door. Really like that blue one, but that Interstate is nice too huh?
Welcome to the forum, where exactly in Oklahoma are you? I live in Elk City and just bought a C&C seat and I think I could possibly do 300 miles a day without problems, I am 6'5" and 300 lbs.
 

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I done a 1200 mile road trip over memorial day weekend on a stock seat. I stopped about every 100-110 miles to stretch my legs and fill up with gas. I didn't think it was all that bad at all, of course all my previous bikes have been CBR's so the fury is like a cadillac compared to them. I've put 2100 miles on my fury in 5 weeks.
 

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Definitely a C&C high density foam seat. C&C has high rep here. I believe Mustang and Corbin are just ramping up. Forwards probably, depends on your inseam. A set of pipes would be nice.

The way I figure; If 90 percent of your miles are short to mid range, the Fury! If reverse, long, the Interstate. Plus, the Kool factor of the Fury is something, money can't buy, or can it! Why not hang around for a while, we have a lot of fun here, after taking care of business, of course! :D

PS; You said the Fury just kind of fits you, well, my friend, maybe your ass was trying to tell you something!
 

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Ride all day here.... well at least 110 miles at a time. I know everyone touts the C&C but I have a KonTour seat that is comfortable as well.
 

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I rode mine from kansas city MO to harrison AK for a 4 day weekend trip. 1080 miles. nice and comfortable. I'm shorter 5'6 250lbs so the only issue i had was being stretches out in the legs for the long periods of riding.

Side note: If your looking for good riding with lots of curves. Check out Arkansas for riding. Awesome ride!!
 

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I rode mine from kansas city MO to harrison AK for a 4 day weekend trip. 1080 miles. nice and comfortable. I'm shorter 5'6 250lbs so the only issue i had was being stretches out in the legs for the long periods of riding.

Side note: If your looking for good riding with lots of curves. Check out Arkansas for riding. Awesome ride!!
Ain't that the truth?! Some of those roads have way too many curves! My club is possibly going down there for a Fall ride. I hope it happens. Oh, there are tons of hills too with some great views. :cool:
 

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I'm 6 feet, a svelte 282lbs and dropping... been on a couple of interstate runs and my butt got numb.......bike runs fine and smooth, just need an aftermarket seat....you'd probably want to get a biker's friend bag to carry stuff and lean back against.
 

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6'1" 220lb. Just got home from a 130 mile ride (round trip) to get my 600 check done. And i def will be getting a c & c seat as soon as i get my pipes.

Live in Grove, OK. The drive down 10 on the Illinois river is a nice curvy ride.
 

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I'm 6ft 330 lbs I have a C+C studded fastback and a Corbin king and queen for the misses and for strapping down luggage. The C+C great looking, good for about 100 mi. the Corbin ok looking and good for about 3-4 hrs. All my other scoots had a Mustang, always like an easy chair. Thinking of getting a Mustang studded solo with a fender bib now that they are finally making one.
 
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