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- General info about cleaning up after these pests. Maybe some off you don't know about Hydrogen Peroxide, if not then be informed that it loosens the sticky mess quite nicely, spray, let set about a minute then wipe off with a paper towel. Alternatively you can spray the paper towel and wipe effected areas.
I was surprized at how many bugs had collected on my German crash bars, being 2 inches in diameter and close to the road, the leading edge was nearly covered with bugs. I was judging my bug collection by my mirrors and lights, which had some but nothing like the crash bars, difference in height of a foot or two make a big difference in bug density. The Hy Perox did a great job cleaning the helmet too
- Well took the bike to work yesterday. When I left the dirt road for the pavement, i gave it a little gas and heard a funny roar sound coming from under the bear claw. Backed off the gas imminently. Thought to myself "you screwed something up". Parked it on the side of the road and listen to the motor at idle. Sounded good, no funny noises. So we took off again and leaned over a bit. Sure enough the roaring sound was coming from under the bear claw. So by the time I got to the Highway was kind of 50/50 on if it was normal or not. Still have the stock exhaust so you can image my thoughts listening to this newly acquired sound. At highway speeds the roar is a lot less noticeable. Did notice that at 75 to 80 MPH the RPM's are less. Acceleration is improved and engine seems to run a bit smoother at highway speeds. The added bonus to the events of yesterday was riding home in the rain.
- Hi Guys, I finally got around to changing the ‘ROADSTER’ badge on my oil tank. I was lucky enough to get one that reads ‘140 CUBIC INCHES’ from Mittzy. Truth be told, I’ve been avoiding it for a while now as I’ve been a bit nervous about stuffing it up while trying to put it on. The backing adhesive is so strong, if I put it on crooked or too far to the left or the right I’d have next to no chance of getting if off without damaging it or compromise the backing adhesive (usually things like this are one hit wonders, if it all goes south, the second time you try and stick it down it’s never as strong). So what to do…?
I remembered when I was an apprentice (about 100 years ago) one of the jobs I had to do was to change the sanding discs on the massive industrial double disc sander (36” in diameter). I put the new sanding discs on with contact cement. Anyone who has ever used this stuff knows that there are no second chances… Anyway, after stuffing it up for the second time (and...
- Just got myself an 06 classic yesterday and rode 320 miles home, couldnt be happier. Ive been creeping around the forum reading as much as i could for the past few months with my sights set on a rocket and it is ever so true to its name. Im coming off of a suzuki savage ls650 single cylinder bike that was cool around town but now that it is warmer and i had a guaranteed buyer whenever i stepped up i decided the time was now. Never really rode on the highway except the ten mile roadway between towns so i guess if youre going to go its better to go balls to the walls. Bike is an 06 classic with 22k on it with the windshield, floorboards, heel toe, and trans fix, and coming off the 31hp bike it was something else. I still cant believe how quickly the weight melts away and how nimble it is for being such a monster.
- Got it all together and turned the Key on. Grabbed a beer and a SMOKE. Finished the smoke first. Finished the beer and grabbed a second. Then we started the bike. Worked out great No codes blown and she purred after the 12 minute tune. Really like the sound of the Ramair. Revs really well. Sweet. Come on Paul I am ready for the pipes. Did figure out that the right rear turn signal bulb is burned out. Replace that in the morning along with a bath. Can not believe how dirty she is. ONE REALLY HAPPY CAMPER. Five days of hard work and a learning curve from hell. HAPPY, HAPPY, and HAPPY.
- And only went downhill from there. Took off in the rain to go to annual "Blessing of the Bikes". Didn't get to wet. It stopped drizzling around noon. 1st pic is the blessing, I didn't pan around but there were quite a few bikes there considering the weather. As with most years "not a sky in the cloud". Saw Martin @Jabol there. Saw a couple other R3's from a distance. The 2nd pic is on the way after the gearbox $hit it's dress big time. I went to down shift to pass a car and ground really bad like I didn't press the lever down far enough. Tried to go back up to 5th and it started grinding really bad and feeling like it wanted to lock up. Got off to the side and idled it about a mile to get off the highway. On the off ramp it tried to lock again real hard so I didn't try to ride it anymore. My brother came and got us and took us home so we could get the trailer. Had to use the engine to get the bike into the trailer. Tranny let me know it wasn't happy about it. Guess I'll...
- The last five days has been a #hitload of fun. Between a valve adjustment and this and that I have learned a lot. Ready for the Ramair in the morning. Thought I lost a wire but after watching the vid on Ramair figured out we are good. This has really been something else. Glad I took the time to study and review before we started.I am real good at Harleys but the Rocket aint no Harley. THANK GOD. The amount of knowledge gained in the last five days towards the in and outs of the Rocket just leads me learn more about the bike. Loving every minute. Spent some time looking for a few connections we thought that we had missed. Then remembered the gas tank Oh boy talk about feeling stupid.
- I decided to keep my Rocket. I have got rid of all my other bikes so she is my only ride. Loving my second set of tires (Avon Cobras) I only got 3500 from the set on it when I bought it. Shorty muffler I made myself...rorrty! (Shortened rear fender that keeps that sexy shape and shows more of that monster rear tire too - its more work but totally worth it!)
(Great website by the way. Lots of great info).
- I bought my 2015 Rocket Touring new back in March. I had a 1977 Triumph Bonneville back in the mid 80's so when I decided to get a motorcycle I went back to Triumph. The Rocket is an awesome ride. I'm going to eventually add the Ramair intake and some after market exhaust.
- My son let me know that he needed money to put down on a 2016 R3R. I told him no. That's too much bike for someone who has only one month of riding experience. I told him to get moor experience on the 1100 Honda Sabre I gave him. He tried to get the bike anyway. Turns out there is a small title glitch on the Honda that only I can correct. He tried trading it in and the issue on the title appeared. He asked me to correct it and I said no. Am I wrong thinking that a person with only one months experience is ready for a R3R. This is where I differ on the MSF course because he passed it he thinks he can ride anything. I told him pick any other bike with in reason and I would help him. Even a Hardly Able.
- Hi Chaps,
after changing to Footboards on my 2014 R3R recently I came into my workshop this morning to be greeted by this!
I'm like... What the??? There's no way I would have over tightened the Bleed Screw. After doing a bit of research, I was surprised that some people were suggesting that the Caliper would need replacing and that this was the only option... (yeah right). Either that or huge adaptors that looked like gas fittings! However, I came across a kit that you can buy that works the same way as 'Time-sert' inserts by replacing damaged or stripped threads by drilling and tapping the Bleed Screw hole with the special stepped drill and tap supplied with the kit. Here's the link:
Nipple Therapy Kit
I still had a feeling that there must be an easier way... especially as I had just watched "Apollo 13" a couple of days ago (Think man THINK!)... This is what I came up with;
NOTE: IF YOU DON'T KNOW WHAT YOU ARE DOING AND...
- Been a interesting day. Got out early and rolled the engine over 4 times and guess what? Cams were not aligned at all. No way to fit triumphs tool in.Holes were out. Took cam tensioner out realigned the cams and this time placed all the slack from cam chain on the tensioner side. Cycled the engine four times and guess what? Tool slid right on in. All marks and arrows are where they are suppose to be and holes line up and tool slides right on in. Cycled engine I do not know how many times double checking. Rechecked valve clearance and good to go. Rechecked clearance on tensioner and good to go. Now about the cam cover gasket. After looking at the gasket and double checking everything including the manual. There is no way in @ell it goes on the cam cover. Goes on the bike then slide the cam cover on. I was dead wrong when I posted place it on the cam cover. Read where other folks suggested the same and just by design you can tell that aint right. Do not have it on yet but made...
- Hey, Im braden but most people know me as the beast, I finally got my leg over the Rocket and brought her home ... what an animal, totally in love.
Ive just spotted she has TORS so I remapped her using TuneEcu which i used on the KTM as well, and the next step will be the Ramair and a set of panniers.
I live in the Derby area and often hit Matlock bath on a Sunday, but these beauties are so rare ???
Anyway, i cant wait to do a ride out with a **** load of mean bikes ...
- Some parts have started to arrive for my new Roadster X, Found a set of Black TORS (That Triumph Australia told me never existed) at a dealer in Melbourne, and got em for $400 Aussie dollars, BARGAIN.
Got the cross over from QLD, and the bike is booked into Neville Lush for a de-restrict and tune.
New black mirrors and indicators are on the way as well as a set of 1.5" Black T Bars from Thunderbike.
5" Monster Tacho and shift light is in the shed, as well as my NOS kit which may or may not go on.
In discussu=ion with Nev about a 240 RWHP N/A kit.
- Well it is second hand but in mint condition it is a 2014 Triumph Explorer 1200xc, I had a very trusted Mate Les @ozrider and his trusty side kick Tony @Mittzy check it out as,
1 I can't ride yet ... bloody broken wing .. winge winge grrrrr
2 it is way up in Qld about 1500km away
They returned the verdict that if I wasn't buying it they would if fact Mittzy tried to tell me he had gazumped me and bought it himself, luckily for me and ...... him he was only kidding any way here is a couple of pictures Les and Tony
- Hi guys
Lovely forum and a very knowledgeable crowd.
I had my R3R since 2010. I believe it was the first one sold in the country.
Over the years had a lot of fun and also trouble with the bike. Rounded doggears and damaged selector forks under 30000km.
Anyways I rebuilt the big girl at 51500km and just running her in at 54000km.
My setup is:
Stage 3 Head (Full Port Polish and Valve Train
10.5:1 Forged Alloy Pistons (JE)
Custom Ground Cams
Reband Full Exhaust System
PTR Racing Undercut Transmission
3x KN Ru-2780
Custom Body and Custom Bearclaw (Turned in AIR-CLAW)
- I just got done putting my first tune on my R3T and I can't thank everyone here enough. The advice, experience and expertise in these forums makes working on this bike easy.
I used TuneEcu, Windows 7 laptop, and the cable off of Amazon. I followed the directions, installing the drivers then turning the laptops internet connections off, and had no issues connecting to the cable or bike. I saved the factory tune, then I loaded the latest Hanso tune.
Now I have the bike I wanted when I bought it. The power difference is incredible. I have only put 20 miles on it so far, but so far so good.
I also installed the .50 cent throttle relief/cruise control. That is a great and affordable mod that helps me out a lot.
Thank you for the tune @Joesmoe and @HansO (I hope your healing is going well). Thank you for the throttle relief @Sidecar flip.
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