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Old 08-01-2010, 12:35 AM   #1
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watchin' too much OCC

I got a 02 Sabre. Looked into trading into something I want rather than spending the money on parts.

Want something chopper style. Nice rear wheel and fender, probably a 14 degree rake. Try and make the bike look cleaner too.

Probably remove a lot of the chrome and go for the paint scheme of the black Honda Fury.

Not sure where to start or what to do. Also... would it be cheaper to just buy a Fury if I am doing all the work myself?

Here is what I am starting with.

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Old 08-01-2010, 03:48 PM   #2
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I think I would go with New Sabre 2010 instead of Fury. Price check around here $2-3000+ cheaper. Larger tank ,but not bad =longer ride between gas stops.Get longer front fork tubes,which will kick front wheel out farther than Fury.My checking came up with 41mm tubes. Old v65 forks were about 4" longer than Fury.Honda sales said top trees are same rake Fury &Sabre. My 2c.
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Old 08-01-2010, 04:11 PM   #3
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I think I would go with New Sabre 2010 instead of Fury. Price check around here $2-3000+ cheaper. Larger tank ,but not bad =longer ride between gas stops.Get longer front fork tubes,which will kick front wheel out farther than Fury.My checking came up with 41mm tubes. Old v65 forks were about 4" longer than Fury.Honda sales said top trees are same rake Fury &Sabre. My 2c.
+1 on the '10 Sabre. I like the bigger tank and the tank mounted speedo. I think the longer tubes will make that bike sweet. I like the front end look of fury, but the sabre is just nicer.
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Old 08-01-2010, 04:29 PM   #4
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sabre over a fury just for gas tank size?

well, I guess if it is cheaper to just purchase a brand new bike I will need to consider it.

I didn't think that would be the case.

Can someone give me the break down on why that is cheaper?
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Old 08-01-2010, 06:20 PM   #5
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I would mod what I had, but that is just me.
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Old 08-01-2010, 06:51 PM   #6
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I am thinking I would keep my wheels but powder coat them gray with the red stripe

wide wheel kit and new rear fender

relocate radiator to between frame rails

14 degree rake kit with new front fender

flat gray paint with a dark gray flame

also I would ditch some of the chrome (ok a lot of the chrome)

a photoshop of this would be cool... maybe I can work on it... but raking in photoshop would be a challenge.
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Old 08-01-2010, 09:29 PM   #7
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I was just reading on another forum that you should not install a rake kit without raking your frame. Anyone know anything about that?
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Old 08-01-2010, 11:40 PM   #8
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http://www.spiritchopshop.com/techpa..._Trail_101.htm

this is probably the reason they were refering to it but people do all kinds of shit to there bikes and a lot of people on here have the raked trees and fork extensions so i say just do it.

and as for the bike chop that bitch and then drive the hell out of it then buy a new bike and do the same to it.
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Old 08-02-2010, 03:50 PM   #9
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check out http://www.baddaxecustoms.com
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Old 08-03-2010, 10:23 PM   #10
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To tell ya the truth campbuds, if you are trying to make it look like a Fury, I would trade it in for a Fury. Here is my reasoning, for one, it will take a lot of work to make it look like a fury, and it will never look like a fury, just because of the frame style and tank and stretch of the fury is so unattainable with the sabre. Now, with that being said, you have a ton of potential with your Sabre for making it look even more custom, I just feel like if you are trying to make it look like another bike, you will always be wanting that other bike no matter what you do.

The thing about the fury is that they are really nice out of the box for a stock bike, however there is still a TON of room for customization without doing a total overhaul. So you can still have fun getting your hands dirty in the garage. I wasnt happy with my old bike so I traded it in for my spirit, had to front some more money, but happy I did it. Just my 2 cents bro.
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