This is a discussion on Not an owner yet but... within the BearClaw Corner forums, part of the R3Owners Forums category; May have a chance at a smokin' deal on an 04.
Anything I should be aware of? Anything to look ...
Anything I should be aware of? Anything to look for as far as problems or fixes? I may get to test ride it tomorrow and would really like some input first. I am riding a Honda VTX1800 right now and am having vibration issues. I hear the III is smoother but I guess I'll find out for myself.
only vibration I ever noticed is when I twist that throttle a little too much, oh, my bad, thats torque trying to cut loose... Take a ride man, hang on tight and take your check book with you. grins are permanent after that..
After you take your first ride...we will welcome U to the captains club.
By the way...if you have neck or shoulder problems....don't buy the Rocket. If you have a weak grip...don't buy the Rocket. If you don't like adrenaline..don't buy the Rocket. If you were riding with a group of V-Twin owners...don't buy the Rocket.....
Unless of course you were looking for new buddies anyway.......S.B.
May not seem like such a good deal to you guys south of me but here in (soon to be snowy) Ontario it is. I'm told I may be able to get it for under $10K and considering they go for over $20K new that's not bad. It also has quite a few toys added to it.
I guess I should clarify that the guy said the sticker said 2004 but I suspect it was registered in 2005
Hoping for a test ride tomorrow if it's not snowing.
In this forum, go to general tech talk, and apx page 7 find the issue called "paint can rattle" . This was an occuring problem on the 04-05 bikes that had a defective lower cam chain sprocket.. when you listen to the bike idle or at certain rpms it may sound like the little ball shacking in a paint can. My advice to you if this bike sounds like this, would be to run. Unless you want to spend a few thousand bucks to make it right.
I had an 05 that devoloped this and it was going to cost apx $3800 to fix, so I traded the bike in and got an 07 now. This is just my two cents worth. Rademis
The beast makes some peculiar noises being a different animal but the wind noise is most of what you will hear. The bike coming from a dealer? Then it should have a warranty of some kind. Triumph has stepped up to the plate on several of the issues that may appear here. Just ride it like you stole it and put a snow tire on the back.