1st Rocket owner to 100,000 miles

Where are we at now?

  • 50,000 miles

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • 100,000 miles

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • 150,000 miles

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • 200,000 miles

    Votes: 0 0.0%

  • Total voters
    3
  • Poll closed .

dacio

.020 Over
Joined
Feb 28, 2007
Messages
12
Hi All,

I'm at 57,000 miles. Wanna be 1st to get to 100,000 :D

Anyone beating me yet please?

Commuting 300 miles per day during the week.

Thanks

David Anderson
 

Pig9r

Living Legend
Joined
Mar 5, 2006
Messages
4,848
Location
Kansas City, MO USA
Hi David, good idea for a poll, however I think those that will be able to reply might be few and far between.

What year Rocket do you have and have you had any problems with it?
 

dacio

.020 Over
Joined
Feb 28, 2007
Messages
12
problems

Hi,

Thanks for responding. '05 model.

Apart from the Shaft recall, I've had my headlamp wiring loom melt (everyone should check this), the entire licence plate/turn signal assembly fell off, the two screws holding my ignition switch vibrated out and finally it took four tries, by two different workshops, to keep the bike from stalling.

They reset/remapped the fuel injection(?) but I think they cheated; it never idles lower than 900rpm now. It used to idle at 500rpm or thereabouts for the first 40,000 miles. Guess it's growing old like me :)

Ride safe.

David
 
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Toystoretom

Living Legend
Joined
Feb 25, 2006
Messages
2,449
Hi David!!

It appears that Rockets are pretty tough once you get the bugs worked out. I know a few people who are up in the 30,000 mile range, but it looks like you are in the lead.

Welcome to the site and keep us posted!

Tomo
 

vonbonds

Supercharged
Joined
Mar 4, 2006
Messages
297
Location
Bel Air, MD
Last I checked I think I have 34K. Ugarte must be over 40K by now since he live in sunny California and not salt infested Maryland....can you tell I am jealous?? HAHA :) :roll::bch:
 

vonbonds

Supercharged
Joined
Mar 4, 2006
Messages
297
Location
Bel Air, MD
I forgot to say welcome to the group! Where do you live? That is one helluva commute! My commute is ~84 miles each day round trip.
 

Hondax

Moderator
Joined
Mar 8, 2006
Messages
1,287
Location
Body:West Central Missouri, Mind: Yes I are.
David,

That's outstanding.

Having far less miles that you, I don't often think of those with exceptionally high miles. It would be nice however if the idle issue was fixed, but 900 rpm idle would be "doable " for me.

Keep in touch.
 

rusty

Turbocharged
Joined
Aug 23, 2006
Messages
735
Location
Northwest, MO.
Ride
2005 Rocket III
Hey, let's also go for the "lowest milage" on a Rocket. I took mine out on the 21st of February, looked at the odometer of my '05 Rocket & it said 3504 mi.

Beat that for fewest miles on an '05 folks! Doesn't sound as though it's worth owning it, does it? I'm gonna make up for it this year. A trip to Memphis, TN (1200 round trip), the run to Sturgis with Raymond & Co. (about 1600 to 1800 by the time we return I would guess), and a short trip to Des Moines, IA (back to the dealership for an open house event). Maybe I can catch up with you dacio, in the year 2025.

See ya.
 
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PianoMan

Nitrous
Joined
Apr 1, 2006
Messages
1,247
Location
Overland Park, Kansas USA
Low End For Me

Glad you've jumped in with both feet. I'm surprised you've had that many things go wrong. Hopefully that's out of the way and you can just ride and ride. Sounds like you've been doing a little of that.

Rusty, you sure got me beat. My '05 will be 2 years old April 26th and I've only racked up 7,400 miles. Sounds like you'll catch up by the time you and Raymond tear up Sturgis.
 
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