1. New to forum. Looking for advice

    I've been riding bikes for 56yrs now and starting to wind down but still have the bug. I Currently own a 1983 Honda V-65 Magna with 21k on it and purchased new. My question is looking to upgrade to a 2023 Triumph Rocket 3 GT. Is there any bad quirks about this bike that I should know of like...
  2. Mongler07

    Some Guy smashed both my bikes (insurance question)

    SO a bit of a story here Guy at night, when raining, in his truck backed into the parking spot seen here (both motorcycles were under reflective black covers) and hit the ninja and it fell over into the Rocket. The foot peg dented the ninja’s tank, and a bunch of damage to nearly ALL plastics to...
  3. Justdad

    Looking to replace two bikes stolen a couple a weeks ago

    I just finished a five day ride around Colorado with my nephew and had the bikes back in my trailer and we were staying the night in Denver before heading back to Idaho. I could see the bikes and trailer from my room as they were underneath a parking lot light and surrounded by six to eight...
  4. Korte

    clutch reinstall thrust washer locations on 2013 r3 phantom red roaster,,i had this bikes clutch in a box ,basket case when i bought it,,,HELP

    were does idem part number 23 go and its place on the reassembly per the factory triumph manual I HAVE,,its called a spacer clutch assembly part number T1172727,,i got everything thing else and identified there placements per the manual on the tranmission output shalf,,but this spacer needs to...
  5. Journeyman28778

    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/
  6. Justdad

    Superbike test from 1972 and what those bikes would cost in 2022

    I thought some newer riders and some old riders might like to take a stroll bike to what Superbikes in 1972 were like in a period show down in 1972. Now I am sure owners of any of those bikes tested in 1972 were quicker and faster than the testers achieved in 1972 but it relative. I also...
  7. Journeyman28778

    Speed Limiters on Cagers in UK, Bikes Next?

  8. mexican

    In 2 years i will sell all my bikes...

    Well, almost all my bikes, i will keep one. Will sell them to finance a mid life crisis, or is it a 3/4 life crisis?:roll: Ever since i was l kid i have always wanted a fast car, usually fast goes hand to hand with expensive, and never had the kind of money to buy something faster than an...
  9. Justdad

    Dorky Dad bikes or Dorky Riders?

    The age old question
  10. tino19625

    Bikes and breakfast

    Nice group locally, if you want to ride/chill for a morning - I went to the last one here and they have a few groups in other areas on the east coast of the US... Poolesville MD October 17 Sunday, October 17, 2021 9:00 AM 11:00 AM POOLESVILLE TOWNE CENTER19639 Fisher Avenue Poolesville, MD...
  11. leatal

    Another header for 2020+ bikes

    Looks like Carpenter is close to producing a different header for our beloved Rockets. They say it is a "3 into 2 into 2 into 1 header" and named it the "TXL". Doesn't look too bad if ceramic coated and equipped with heat shields. Not too promising for the GT model though.
  12. maurice


    I enjoy looking at other bikes that meet my checklist and would be interested in yours. Kawasaki concours 14 and Tamaha Fjr 1300. Current checklist: speed, cruise control,shaft drive,hard bags, good suspension and handling ( not over 700lbs), comfortable both long and short distance, dependable...
  13. Ishrub

    Why can't our bikes be made of this steel?

    Very entertaining embedded video! :cool: Hardox 400 https://www.ssab.com/products/brands/hardox/products/hardox-400 Not sure I'd need to upgrade to Hardox450 then. ;)
  14. Kevin frazier

    Bikes Blues and Bbq nuff said

    Hope this picks up steam.
  15. Boog

    Fort Nine's list of best used bikes

    Well dang, Triumphs bikes didn't make his list. But I do agree about the Honda XRs and I have a Star now that really does make the grade it seems. Yet somehow I can't help but think the mighty Rocket III should be on his list. Cost-wise, the used market is great and the reliability is not bad...
  16. Joesmoe

    Resource Download 2004-2009 RAMAir, stock headers [do NOT use on later bikes]

    This map was shared by @warp9.9 to @vindex1963 for his bike. The bike was subsequently dyno'd. 2006 Classic, Ram Air, cat bypass, homebuilt mufflers, 20222_2SA base tune Custom dyno tune Power Commander-V 140hp 154tq CANNOT be used on ROADSTERS or Touring
  17. Journeyman28778

    Banning Bikes From Public Roads Becoming Reality?

    https://autos.yahoo.com/motorcycle-monday-banning-bikes-public-180000355.html I see no sign of this where I live, but with all that is going on- who knows?
  18. maurice

    Torque difference between bikes

    Wondered what others observed on this subject. My honda vtx 1800, when you accelerate, it would throw you back as it propelled you forward. On this rocket, no throwing back, just forward. Have you noticed this, and if so what is the explaination? Is it 2 cylinder vs 3? Thanks in advance!