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- Nothing fit at two places for warm weather gloves. XXXL gloves fit me like a pair of mediums. Prices from $29 US to $99 US. Another thing, like boots, you get used to little or no selection. Nothing like a size 15 boot (I guess that would be like a size 1000 European) to put you in your proper, low place.
Fellow at a bike shop in Salem, Oregon suggested Oregon Glove Co. in the same city. A store that just sells gloves?!
Went there. Nothing fit right, in their bike gloves. In stock deerskin gloves might of worked, but too thin for me. About ready to walk out (again being used to being a third-class citizen). The fellow stopped me: "We can make you a pair".
He leads me back to the room with sheets of leather. Meanwhile, Mr. Negative starts up. I asked what it would cost. Twice, no answer.
Picked out a heavy goatskin in black, with a cool liner. He traces my hands, and I ask again.
"Probably about $27."
Glove fabricator comes out with a stamp cutter....
- Les and Helen arrived at lunchtime today after spending best part of two days driving down from QLD with my new girl, after unloading on next doors sloping lawn I Had to ride up the road (snigger snigger) to turn around before parking it in my drive way and then backed her down my driveway before Les and Helen followed us into town for a Nice water side Lunch, After Lunch We bid Les and Helen farewell as they were going up to Canberra to spend the night with Family, I then donned a skid lid and took her for ride around the Suburb to make sure my arm was up to taking her into town to get the blue slip and rego transferred ..... she is now wearing a nice new set of NSW plates
Les and his Lovely Wife Helen .... all a bit much for Les having a standing nana nap
and the New Girl under her Proud new owner ... me of course (excuse the lack of my part denture)
- Apparently this ungentlemanly manhandling of motorcycles for long distance travel is common practice for some quarters- Rockets probably arent the first choice then.: You gotta wonder about the first guy to think this was a grand idea.
- After consideration of respected members views , I have decided to go for the Avon Cobras front tyre coupled with the Bridgstone Excedra Max rear !
Just took delivery of the Bridgstone , after ordering 2 days ago , £160 GBP delivered .
I'm thinking bargain , Cobra would have been same price . Would be interested to hear how much others , especially UK captains have paid for theirs ?
- 1.5" T Bars are fitted, powder coated crash bars are fitted, smaller indicators are done, powder coated the fly screen mounts and fitting kit, 5" Monster Tacho and shift light fitted, TORS/Cross over pipe/ De restriction/Computer module/Custom tune done, Triumph mirrors fitted. Moto Lights LED headlights fitted.
Now she is a real Rocket.
- Heading into work this afternoon saw a gold-wing on the side of the road. stopped and ask if he needed some help. His radiator went south and was waiting for a friend with a trailer to show up. 95 degrees out and no shade in sight. I carry two bottles of water with me during the summer months just for such occasions. When I pulled the water bottles out of my bag he looked surprised. Leather bag strapped to luggage rack nothing fancy. Offered him the water and needless to say he was grateful. He told me that numerous bikes had passed by but I was the first to stop and offer help. Then he made a comment about all his storage space as compared to mine and the fact that he had never thought about carry a few bottles of water for an emergency. I explained to him that I ride Hwy 75 just about everyday and have helped out a lot of stranded motorcyclist. He tried to pay me for the water but I refused. After today kind of got the feeling that he may pack some water with him especially if...
- Ran across this in another forum:
Auto Exhaust Science
I have not read it all word for word but will. Talks on automotive engines rather than motorcycle engines but both do relate to one another.
I like the part found in "Header Primary Pipe Diameters"
" In practice though it is better, especially for a street-driven machine, to have pipes a little too small rather than a little too big. If the pipes are too large a fair chunk of torque can be lost without actually gaining much in the way of top-end power."
Now to me my bike doesn't have aftermarket cams, head work, pistons... so I don't think I need a 2" primary piped header. So my Viking exhaust 1 5/8" header should work perfect for my engine. Another words if I installed a 2" header on my bike I will most likely be upset... and my leg would be on fire...lol
- I let my old ATRE-GIpro gear indicator go with my wrecked Rocket. I wasn't going to spend the money on another one since I had the tach to guide me, but they are now selling the old version out for just over a hundred bucks. I no longer need the ATRE function with the derestricting tune, but since I had my little enclosure already made, I decided to buy one. My old unit was mounted to a special bracket I made that utilized the screws and space available under the handle bar clamp. The fancy cross clamp prevented me from using the center of the bar.
Anyway, I made a few modifications and now mounted everything on a chrome P-Clamp located on the crossbar. Back in business...not really a must, but it really is kind of handy and cool to look at...especially in the dark. Gotta love the soft glow of neon blue day or night. I like it!
- ...and upper cylinder lubricant. I have been putting this in the tank for the last 3 fill ups and have to say that I am impressed. The power seems smoother and more controlable if that makes any sense. I love my rocket on mountain roads in 2nd or 3rd gear where speed limits are 35-45 mph and may be exceeded by 20 or 30 mph. The throttle works as power and brakes and riding is becoming even more addictive than it was before. Anyone who thinks they need 6th gear on the highway hasn't replaced there airbox with K&Ns or a ram air kit. I'll remind folks that I can reach 60 mph in first gear with K&Ns and tors with HansO's tune. I love this bike!
- Well I gloated about riding all winter long while you folks who live in cold weather places kept your rides parked. Karma is now exacting its revenge on me. With temps hovering around 115 to 120 this week my Rocket is now parked. Hopefully this weekend I can go back up to the cool mountains a couple of hours away and get some riding in. If not it will sit. I hate summer.
- Some time ago I inquired about a new seat for my sweetie, she loves to ride but hated the seat on the roadster. Not many options as you know, I chose to go with a fellow captain @canecorso, Kevin in Canada. We conversed by phone and mostly by conversations. Lots of details were worked out. The biggest thing that Libby objected to was the shortness of the seat if she wanted to use the sissy bar. So Kevin extended the seat to beyond the sissy bar, under and through, and made the seat 15 inches wide too. In the end the seat turned out perfect, no complaints, only comfort. We upgraded to leather from the stock vynal. The stock seat was only 9 inches wide. See the pics Thanks Kevin!! Hoopla
- Stock rear fender, fender brace, plate and plate hardware = 6.75 kg
Carbon Dry rear fender, fender brace, plate and plate hardware = 2.5 kg
Weight savings is not what others have posted, I've seen people say up to 30lb saved... not quite but it is about 10lb. Front shaved off 11lb including swapping all front end bolts to Titanium.
PS: It won't fit with the Corbin Fastgun without raising the seat matching mechanism up about an inch. Fastgun vs stock seat is about a 2kg difference, Corbin being heavier, so Corbin is staying in a box. @1olbull Fancy a Fastgun in all black
PPS: If you have piggyback shocks like mine, expect a little bit of rub on the Carbon Fender, minimal, and in a hard to see spot.
I'm seeking opinions on the above. I'm running RamAir, Tors and DP Crossover. I have the O2 sensor turned off in software, removed and plugged following suggestions that if it is left in place and remmed out it gets fried.
Why is it necessary to remove / disconnect the sensor when the purpose of it is to provide a closed loop feed back? Does it try then to correct the tune and in effect negate it.
Is there an alternative O2 sensor that does not react in the same way?
- I have to say, I think the Rocket Roadster has ruined me. A couple weeks ago I went on a 4000 mile vacation on it. The trip had me thinking that a more touring oriented bike would be nice. Lockable hard bags, option for a trunk, cruise control, stereo. Well, my local dealer has a left over 16 CC, they let me take for a ride. My impression....the motor just didn't work. Little low end torque, though it does pull somewhat above 3k...but runs out of steam by 5k. Motor didn't like to lug down at all...in places at less than 2000 rpm, where the R3 just pulls smoothly in lower gears, it's "chug, chug"...acts like it wants to stall and is being lugged badly. No where near the low RPM torque I expected. The fairing didn't provide any better wind protection than the R3 windshield, and if anything the buffeting was worse. Fork stem is way forward, with bars that come back horizontally a long ways before kicking up-odd, but I could get used to it. Sound system was badly distorted...
Have owned my 2015 Roadster from new, I was always a sports bike man, but as I got a bit older and heavier I thought I would slow down and get a cruiser, so I did the sensible thing and got on a Rocket (yeah that's how I sold it to the wife)..
I am just a big kid at heart, Originally from South Africa, but been an Aussie for the last 17 years, I am an Ex Serviceman, spent 12 years all up in the South African Defence Force (including Reserve Forces) as well as 5 years in the South African Police Force, I love Motorbikes of any shape or size (with the exception of Hardly Dangerous models). I enjoy a good glass or 3 of Red Wine, Single Malt Scotch and It's hard to refuse an ice Cold Beer.. yep I'm pretty much an old Drunk on a bike.. hahaha.
Family man with 3 grown kids, and the best Pillion in the world (she is more speed crazy than I am)
Always up for a ride - the twistier the better.. I am a FiFo worker (I work offshore) so have a lot of free time and when I am not on the...
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