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  1. jthree

    jthree .020 Over

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    May have a chance at a smokin' deal on an 04.

    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.

    Any advice would be very much appreciated.

    Cheers

    Jthree
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    Vibration

    The Rocket III has little vibration. Take it for the test drive there's nothing like it.
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    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..
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    hey just crack that throttle slowly the first time or you'll be hanging on and looking at blue sky instead of blacktop..... ;)


    cheers
    geo
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    One Ride...Its Over...

    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....:D.

    Unless of course you were looking for new buddies anyway....:D:D:D...S.B.

    P.S. Don't forget to post Pics of your new toy!
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    scot in exile Turbocharged

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    Okay I will ask, please define a smokin deal on a 04 rocket:D
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    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:(.

    Cheers

    Jthree
    Last edited: Nov 9, 2008
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    TxRIIIRider Turbocharged

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    Rockets started coming out in June of '04, but were considered '05 models. I still call them '04s though.. June is just too early to be called an '05.

    I would say your getting a great deal! Up there, it probably doesn't have many miles on it. I wouldn't sell my " '04 " for less than 10K, that's for sure.. :)
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    look up (paint can rattle)

    Hi jthree,
    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
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    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.:D
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