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- Well I just installed pair of heated grips (Oxford Heatez) on the Rocket albeit with a bit of a bump in the road. After the initial installation one grip heated up without input from the controller and the other grip assumed room temperature. After reading the instructions again and seeing that it was impossible to hook up the elictrical connections incorrectly (according to Oxford) I sought out other possible complications. After a bit of cogitating and ruminating I found that it turns out Oxford had not accounted for someone of my technical abilities being the installer of their products. I had in fact connected the wires improperly. After reconnecting the wires in the proper order the grips do now indeed heat, both of them. So take that Oxford engineers and technical writers! I love it when I prove a big corporation wrong!
- Hello All, Bought my 2008 r3t 3 years back, after confiscating my Sons' 2006 r3 for a few short rides...Very impressed with the torque of the massive 3 cyl. motor. Located a low mileage r3t in Black with the only damage being a scuffed left clutch lever, from the previous owner laying the bike down in his driveway to see if he could pick it back up!....He couldn't....5'-5" and 165lbs at best. I've enjoyed the bike well enough, but changes are now on my list....
- Well I'm still at work in West TX, but my nephew just met the shipper, and picked up my new (to me) Rocket 3. A few of you may know this bike as it's kinda famous around these parts. It's a slightly used 2006 Classic with only 131,000 miles.
I'd like to really thank Ian @idk for his patience as I got my funds together, and also for the miscellaneous parts he gave me with the bike.
Doing the happy dance!
- I offer this only in hope of perhaps helping my fellow Rocket riders gain an improved understanding of the tremendous dangers of night riding.
Fred's recent deer crash hit me pretty hard and I have also had a coupe real close near disasters at speed similar to Fred's incident. I am sure youse have experienced similar brown streak events.
Motor riders are WAY more likely to over ride their headlights than are cage drivers because they have INFERIOR headlights compared to cages!
Once detecting an object in your path at night you will need about 2 seconds or longer to react and start to apply your brakes or swerve. 2 seconds at 60 mph is 176 feet you continue toward a hazard in front of you BEFORE you can even apply your brakes of swerve. Then there is an additional 200 feet and 5 seconds or more (depending on your braking skill level) before you can stop and avoid a crash.
This is a minimum of 376 feet for you to stop! There are NO headlights that will sufficiently allow...
- So we got down to 45 degrees (!!??)last night and naturally my R3T didnt want to start. Bright lights, battery test at 12.5, but only got whirring pre-start and a single occasional click.
Just rolled 50k miles on odometer, visions of starter issues, buttons, relays, etc......instead bought and installed new battery. Done and done, starts and runs fine. If you've got a 2013 bike, get your new battery!
- Spam heists in Hawaii prompt retailers to put the wildly popular canned meat in locked cases
WTF are the people from Hawaii smoking that volcano dust? who the **** would even eat spam but these people are stealing the stuff.
Spam is only good for one thing and that is a MP sketch.
- Had a 2011. Loved it. Sold it because it was an offer i couldn't refuse. Now i've made a deal on a 2015 with less than 3k miles. I CANNOT WAIT to be back in the saddle of a rocket! Admittedly, i modded the 2011 a ton. Going to try to resist the urge to do that to this one. Try is the operative term. I don't even have it in my possession and i'm ordering parts!
- Hey everyone,
Just got my account created so I could start asking questions and getting feedback.
Just picked up a new 2017 Roadster at the beginning of September and I absolutely love this beast. Stepped up from a 2012 Triumph America which I'd been on for several years (actually bought it in NY and road it home to Los Angeles which was a lot of fun).
Looking forward to getting to know you guys!
- I am making a batch of these overflow containers.
316 Stainless Steel, available in polished, powdered black or Raw....
Price is $250 AUD + Shipping
Comes with replacement hose also (in black) from the radiator to container and from container to under bike - Overflow.
Shipping to USA is $50 AUD (5-6 Days)
Does NOT require engine bars to fit.
I have been running one for a couple of years now and it works great.
This will work with TRIUMPH Engine bars - I have no idea if this will fit with aftermarket bars.
Let me know if you want one and the finish you want.
Will fit Touring as well.
- Hey guys, I am getting ready to install the exhaust that I ordered from Dave Platt. I did the removal today of the stock exhaust and noticed that there are copper mesh/wrap gaskets between the exhaust connections with clamps making the seal complete. Any suggestions of the type of exhaust mesh/wrap that needs to go back with the new pipes and where to purchase? Thanks in advance for any information!
- Last week I went for a blast up the Valley and back for a little bit of stress relief, great ride, no problems.
I got home parked the bike just outside the house and went off and did other stuff.
Came back about an hour later to put the Bike away, just rolled down the hill to the workshop .....
Holy crap ! no back brake. Nothing, zero, zip, nada ! the lever was just solid as if there was a stone jammed in the mechanism.
Checked that out, nope clean as a whistle.
So I started cracking the brake line at the various joints, firstly at the Master Cylinder, yep fluid there.
Next at the brake light switch, yep fluid there.
Next at the caliper. Nope ! no fluid there
So O.K. I stripped the complete line off the bike, I found that I could slightly rotate the banjo joint where the line bolts to the caliper
I got the disc grinder out and carefully sectioned this fitting (hey it was stuffed anyway)
On dis-assembly I found that the banjo fitting had not been fitted...
- In Lebanon, men are legally allowed to have sex with animals, but the animals must be female. Having sexual relations with a male animal is punishable by death.
(Like THAT makes sense.)
In Bahrain, a male doctor may legally examine a woman's genitals, but is prohibited from looking directly at them during the examination. He may only see their reflection in a mirror.
(Do they look different reversed?)
Muslims are banned from looking at the genitals of a corpse. This also applies to undertakers. The sex organs of the deceased must be covered with a brick or piece of wood at all times.
The penalty for masturbation in Indonesia is decapitation. (Glad I don't live in Indonesia!)
(Much worse than 'going blind!')
There are men in Guam whose full-time job is to travel the countryside and deflower young
virgins, who pay them for the privilege of having sex for the first time.
- recently passed my test
Went from an MT125 to the big fella.
I’m a big fella that looked like a spider on a pencil on a lot of bikes and I fit on the Rocket.
But they say your bike should make you want it when u first see it and smile from then on.
Midlife crisis or not I laugh my ass off every time I ride it
- Well soon to be.
Just placed a deposit on a rocket. Now just have to transfer the rest of the money to the dealer and my rocket should get shipped up from brisbane next week.
Should be a little different to commute on compared to the xjr1300 I currently use lol.
Anyway. I'm guessing I may have a few questions when I start playing with bits n pieces I want to do to it. But for now just wanted to introduce myself.
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