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  1. Journeyman28778

    Lube the splines...

    It is metal to metal. There's no fluid there (or shouldn't be unless your FD is leaking), just grease. I'll post an update on this procedure later today or this evening concerning the connecting bolts.
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    Brake Pads - 2020 R3GT / R / TFC

    In the manual 1070 - 1072 you'll find the specs for thickness and run-out of the rotors. Note: The specs for the front are mislabeled as being for the rear in the manual. As you can see, the rear is listed with different numbers (pg 1072). Note: The specs for the front are mislabeled as being...
  3. Journeyman28778

    Brake Pads - 2020 R3GT / R / TFC

    I've not changed rotors on my '11 Roadster which now has 80,000 miles and seem to be OK. The manual should give a thickness and measurement for "runout," but unless you have a stuck caliper and severely overheat the rotor and change pads when due, I think you shouldn't have to worry about that...
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    Mounting an Exedra Max rear tire on the new 3R = Better Handling

    If so, not enough. I plan on cutting the side stand down soon.
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    Mounting an Exedra Max rear tire on the new 3R = Better Handling

    No ABS warning lights. The Exedra is 1" taller, so it lifts the bike 1/2" (figure 1/2" above the axle and 1/2" below- the 1/2" below is what lifts the bike higher). But, I may lift the "hugger" another 1/4" (to 3/4") for a little more clearance there. My speedometer is still reading faster than...
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    Brake Pads - 2020 R3GT / R / TFC

    I know you've found the answer by now, but for anyone else here are the stock numbers and prices at Hermy's, plus EBC alternatives. The stock front pads are obviously made of gold with diamond dust embedded... Interesting, on the EBC website for all the Rocket 2.5s the only pads listed are...
  7. Journeyman28778

    Lube the splines...

    Only when I replaced a drive shaft. I've not heard of a failure at that end either.
  8. Journeyman28778

    Lube the splines...

    At a little over 8k miles I thought it time to lube the splines on the 3R. I'm one of the few who went through a final drive and drive shaft on the older models and have tried since then to do this with every rear tire change or, at least, every other, so every 4 -8,000 miles. Although there was...
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    Mounting an Exedra Max rear tire on the new 3R = Better Handling

    Update- I just did the first tire change since putting on the Exedra Max. I got a little over 5,000 miles on the tire, which for me is a record (based on my history with the Roadster). As usual the wear is mostly on the outside. I might have gotten a few hundred more out of it, if not for...
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    Rocket 3R vs Rocket 3 2018

    There's no "right" answer to your question. I have a 2011 Roadster with Lush components and a 2020R. They're very different bikes and, therefore, I struggle to sell the Roadster. I see no advantage to getting a 2018 model IF you want to go the 2.3 route. There are lots of older (same, same)...
  11. Journeyman28778

    The Devil's Triangle

    Come on down!
  12. Journeyman28778

    Dunlop Elite 4

    My favorite front tire on the Roadster is the Dunlop Elite. If they made a fatty for the rear I would definitely give that a try. GREAT TIRE
  13. Journeyman28778

    Rocket-man - Builds Jet Engine Go Kart and Takes It for a Wild Ride

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    Are there concerns on positioning the Rocket3 GT while on a lift

    That would be preferred. In my case it's just a large eye bolt, washer, and nut going through a floor joist. As you said, it does not support the entire weight of the bike, but would take some in the event of a tip over or failure of the jack. Even in a worst case scenario it would take a...
  15. Journeyman28778

    Hello from SC!

    Welcome from just up the road in western NC. My '11 Roadster just turned over 80K and is still running very strong. As @Dr.D mentioned adding Lush cams and pistons (40k ago in my case) is something to consider. I also have the 2.5 version, but can't seem to part with the Roadster- fantastic...
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    The Death of Combustion Bikes

    And.... this just in... https://www.visordown.com/news/new-bikes/kawasaki-appears-have-revealed-its-keenly-anticipated-electric-hybrid-models
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    Are there concerns on positioning the Rocket3 GT while on a lift

    In fact, front tire change tonight (trying a Shinto for the first time)..... Backup support rigged from above. Jacked with one small block of wood to even it out (to catch on the rear left). Both wheels lift together from this position.
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    Are there concerns on positioning the Rocket3 GT while on a lift

    That's how I do it as well. A more stable method, I think.
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    The Death of Combustion Bikes

    Don't shoot me- I'm just the messenger.... https://www.cycleworld.com/story/motorcycle-news/united-kingdom-proposes-end-sales-combustion-engine-motorcycles/
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