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- Finally - for those asking to hear this system.
RevsRocket3-3 by RevRoss posted Dec 6, 2017 at 2:42 PM
All I know about its provenance is what evanr passed onto me when I bought them - "It is a one-off made by Sam of Predator fame and comprises 1.75" pipes black ceramic coated and internally baffled with twin wall Chromex ceramic coated heat shields."
I really like the performance gain over the full Jardine slash cut system it replaces, and of course, it sounds way better. I've tried various tunes but the bike ended up to quiet for my liking so i'm now using the original tune (in the bike when I got it - whatever it is). It's got a nice raspy note at idle, is as smooth as silk and quiet at highway speeds (unlike the droning Jardines) and under deceleration, it cracks and crackles very nicely, just as I like it.
I fully understand the design doesn't fit with exhaust system 101 theory (yadda, yadda, yawn...) - but I don't care. I like what it is and it's a huge...
- front fender and both left and right side covers.
they are the burnt orange tribal color.
nearly perfect shape. the left side cover has a tiny chipette.
stored in Marysville, wa 98270
you pay shipping, or pick up, or I can meet a reasonable distance
yes, they are free
- I saw this mentioned in another thread and thought it was worth highlighting.
I have done a bit of study on this, but hey if you don't agree just shut up and do as I say.(just kidding)
First what I have learned bout storing bikes.
Additive in the gas. I like Seafoam. Make sure you run the bike so it gets through the system.
Battery tender of some kind. I use Schumacher 1.5 amp battery conditioner. I helped a friend on Facebook set up a solar panel for a battery tender. Parts are readily available for this. Google it.
Tires off the ground. You know those old pieces of plywood you don't know what to do with? Here you go.
Protective cover that breaths. I have my bikes under a painters tarp in the garage.
Now why is it bad to run your bike in the winter for short periods of time?
Because of temperature variations moisture can build up in the crank case. You know that case vent, well part of its function is to let the vaporizes moisture escape. Warming up the engine may not...
- I crawled off the new beast (Classic 08) a couple of nights back ....felt like I'd gone a couple of rounds with Ali! Yep... the standard rears need to go!
I ride two up and solo ...so I think Progressive shocks maybe too soft with a pillion? I'm about 82kg and have read that comfort shocks (which I believe come fitted to the R3T) offer good versatility? Any improvement is welcome for this old bloke....a set of pre loved units would be good, I live in the Mexican part of Australia.
By the way...thanks for the warm welcome to the forum as a newby. What those Harley guys said is not true!!!
- As you know, I make some wind deflector add-ons for giving you some protection for your hands and just all around riding. Well, little known too me @TheWhingnut has a YouTube channel where he does videos on different topics. He was kind enough to take it upon himself do a video on the wind deflectors he bought from me and even ask my permission before doing it. I asked his permission to do this one and he was okay with that as well.
Different mirrors and high a handle bar setting didn't quite allow for a perfect fit, but it was a great critique and very fair review of the install and how they work. Fair and honest reporting is hard to come by now these days. BTW.. He will be doing a followup review once he get his bar position tweaked.
There is a lot of talent here on the forum for us Rocket Owners and I for one appreciate it...Thanks again Whingnut. Oh...and I love the sound of your TORs.
You can check out his channel and his review here at this link.
'17 Roadster so there is no "catbox", as the cats are in the cans-correct?
There are 3 basic portions of the exhaust as I see it:
Headers are a category all to themselves. Obviously a good set of headers is a key component. I am more down to cans vs. crossover. I have read on here that some go for cans first and aren't so worried about the crossover, while others have said that the crossover is the most limiting factor and that a good crossover with stock cans does just as much if not more than the stock crossover with aftermarket cans.
I don't mind a little louder exhaust, but I'm not looking for loud pipes. I kinda like the sound it puts out now, but I'm not opposed to a little more growl, just don't want to go deaf. I was leaning towards a crossover pipe (probably Paul's), with either K&N or RamAir (there's another thread I posted about that dilemma), then a header down the road. MAYBE de-catting the...
- warmed up to 47f here today and the roads were 1/2 dry but still damp in patches, figured it was good enough for a shake down ride to make sure everything’s working as intended.
Stream of thought as I’m out riding goes something like this:
Ooh that’s torque, that’s a lot of torque.
Back brake not working... ok no biggy will use fronts.
Roll around slow at first, haven’t ridden in 6 months so need a few minutes to recalibrate my brain from my cage.
10 minutes later... yep, I remember this!!
So the bike runs strong, real strong, low rpm high rpm, everywhere it’s got fantastic response and torque.
It likes to rev!! It’s smoother mid range than before, less vibration but a little more low rpm.
OH look a dry empty spot lets give her some head (devil on shoulder chuckling wildly) lean forward, wack it open in 2nd gear at 3k....
HOooooLy shiiiit Batman were ****ing moving!!! Abort abort!! Backed off at what I think was like 7k.
Overall it’s just stronger, everywhere. Haven’t...
- Old video of how they used make Triumphs when life was black and white
I notice a lack of a torque wrench and health and safety
Great Facebook page full old bike related videos if you have some time to kill
( if you don't know what Brill cream is your to young and shouldn't be on the internet without supervision )
- Hi all, I'm from Cambridgeshire and took my Rocket Roadster 2013 for its first trip out with its new master ! Was my first ride on a rocket I did take it easy as the roads were cold and greasy but was more than impressed with the power , I'm back into biking after quite a while out the last bikes being Gpz1100 , z1000 , GS850 , YPVS 350 ! Well bikes have certainly improved and I thought I may as well go for the biggest if I'm going back out there roll on the better weather and HI to all of you
first ride of 2018 and first time the Rockets been out of the Garage for about a month roads were almost dry but filthy dirty on a cold 5 degree (centigrade that is) but sunny winter afternoon here in the Uk .
Was wanting a ride as I have fitted a couple of bit and pieces
1, Gone from a black sports screen to a clear one liking this look much more
2, Finally fitted V-Trek levers and I can report they are great fit and feel good with lots of adjustment either way and of course look much better than stock ones very happy with these
3, To go with the levers I replaced the front brake pipes with Hel pipes
instead of one pipe split to the callipers these are two stainless pipes from the master cylinder straight to each calliper and a vast improvement in lever feel .
It would appear the trick to bleeding these brakes is pump and bleed as normal getting it as good as you can then force the pistons back as far as they go I think this has the effect of forcing any trapped air...
- I had my R3T 4 years before selling it. I just wanted to share things I learned along the way.
1. Eastern Beaver pigtail is a must for head lights.
2. Truck-lites led head light and driving lamps Rock! Life changing.
3. Never, never, ever put apes on your rocket and use car tire. To say it makes it hard to turn and hold a line in a corner is an understatement.
4. Car tires are good. Just do research. Just because they all say the same size, different brands have different measurements and you will find out when you hit a bump and it rubs.
5. Ape Hangers might make hand position more comfortable, but you lose any leverage at turning, so be prepared for the extra effort when turning.
6. Tour-paks on the rear are nice, but make sure you account for the added weight. My wife and I together push 500lbs. Any Additional weight causes bottoming out. Aftermarket shocks tend to be made for comfort, not extra load.
7. Bushtec makes the best hitch for our bike. Sturdier than stock...
Sorry, I know this is not new and known to most of you.
But anyway I have seen it done wrong quite a few times.
The following will force the system to make adaptions:
1. Ensure the coolant is at ambient temperature
2. Start the engine and allow it to warm without touching the throttle until the cooling fan comes on.
3. Leave the engine to idle for a further 12minutes.
The following can also be done with Tune-ECU
As an alternative to the above process, connect the diagnostic tool, scroll to
ADJUST TUNE and select RESET ADAPTIONS. This will force a fast adaption routine to
take place in around 5 seconds. For this to happen, the engine must be running, it
must be at normal operating temperature and in closed loop control mode. Under any
other conditions fast adaption will not take place and may cause default values to be
loaded, which may then require a normal12 minute adaption routine to be run.
Note: Closed loop will activate at approximately 75°C (167°F)
I am not sure...
- Hello everyone.
I am a R3T rider from Odessa, Ukraine. Been riding bikes since 2008. Proud owner of Triumph machine since April 1st, 2017.
Used to have 3 bikes at once - VTX 1300S for everyday riding and long hauls, BMW K1200R for dangerously fast fun, and XR 250 for going fooling around off the beaten path every now and then. A friend of mine approached me with an offer for VTX, which I wasn't even thinking of selling. I said that I'd settle only for a Rocket 3. And there it was. In Kiev. Called up seller. Flew to Kiev in the morning, came back on two wheels the same day. Didn't have a single regret about switching bikes, despite the fact that I've put so much (time, passion, money) into my VTX.
And yes. I was (and still am) so tired of BMW getting broken all the time, and the tag on any part is just astronomical. So I am selling it. Thought of buying a Honda VFR1200F as a fast and reliable substitute... This was before I got to ride the Rocket.
I've decided that I'd have...
- Good day all, looking for a little advice.
For the last couple of years I’ve been searching for a project bike, something I can take my time with and make it unique. This past fall I was fortunate enough to acquire a 17 R3T. I’ve decided to make my 14 R3R my project. I’m mechanically inclined but I’m not a mechanic. My biggest concern is not running the bike while I start the process. What do I need to know about having an engine sit for long periods of time. I understand that a lot of people have collectable cars...bikes...etc... what precautions do I need to take to take care of an engine while it sits?
I’ve changed every fluid on the machine over the last month, used sea foam in the fuel. These are the things I do every year to prep the Roadster for winter but this time it will be a much longer period.
Like a lot of folks here, I’ve set my Roadster up for touring.... now I want to make it a solo ride with some flair...not that the Rocket doesn’t already have a great presence....
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