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- Having some great weather in most of the UK, so very frustrating that the Rocket was off the road. Mainly down to another senior moment like putting the fork seals in backwards!
So we are back together and now the seals aren’t leaking all the shiny new oil it’s riding a lot better, here’s a quick list of the work I did.......
New tyres front and rear
New wheels bearings and seals front and rear
New head race bearings
Progressive fork springs
10 W oil
New lower fork bushes
Painted the front end satin black and relocated the horn under the left side panel
Put on a genuine Triumph fly screen with mounts from eBay
Fitted my cheapo eBay Zard exhaust
Had a quick blast around the lakes close to home and handling a lot better than when I bought it and running pretty well with just a slight spitting occasionally through the intake,maybe the exhaust or just that it hasn’t been used for a couple of months,still nice to be back on he road.
- After over a year of agony repairing the girl when she spit-out a valve destroying pistons and head, and before working relentlessly to figure out a poor-running issue (ended up being plugged injectors from it sitting so long) among other things.. I pulled her out on her maiden voyage post-repairs last night and she passed the 30 mile ride with no drips/drops/leaks or parts falling off.
Before the valve eating (I did a post on this) I had done many changes to the bike, to include my wonderful Viking pipes. I've had so much help from many of you and every tid-bit added value.
Thank you. I have at times, not been patient, but did keep at it.
So, to update, here's the bike with these changes made during the re-build:
New powder coat paint.
Coils replaced with Coil-over-plugs (makes a ton of room under the tank)
New tires, smaller front, bigger rear (greatly improved handling)
Leather bags and quick-releases
Changes made before the re-build (So many)
Viking Header with Reinhart...
- Hi Forum Members
Just purchased my first Triumph Rocket Roadster, so thought I would join like minded people on this forum.
A friend lent me his Roadster yesterday and I had to immediately go out and buy one! A group of us are due to go on a road trip in three weeks to Spain and France, so what better way to enjoy!
I also have Suzuki GSX 1400 which I have had for several years.
Look forward to conversing with you all soon!
- Good morning all,
I grew up riding on dirt nearly 30 years ago, started riding on the street in my early 30s. 110,000 kms later I'm finally getting my first Triumph. Go Big or Go Home, right?
I live in Northern Alberta, Canada. Test rode my first couple of Rocket IIIs, an '07 Classic that I fell in love with, and an '08 Touring.
Talking with the $tealership and will be driving 1800 kms (again) this weekend to go get the Touring.
- Harley Davidson latest marketing/promotional gambit:
$1.9 million Harley-Davidson is the world's most expensive hog
Serious and/or peanut gallery commentaries are both invited and encouraged - I can always use a good laugh.
Mine own take is pretty simple; With the global sales volume and attending economic challenges that The Motor Company has been facing for several years, now, you'd think that they have bigger fish to fry than trying to fleece some rich schmuck out of $2MM USD. Is this an act of desperation or a brilliant way to fabricate PR value, as in; "There's no such thing as bad publicity?" I think that this is nucking futs and more than a bit gauche.
- Been researching the timing tables. Downloaded the tables the bike was delivered with and find that the advance is delayed a bit or different for 1st and 2nd gear than the rest. Does anyone know why?
It has been recommended to copy the upper gears table to the lower, which I have done as that gets more timing in sooner.
Also looking at different tunes they also vary. The tune Penner graciously contributed seems to use a different strategy. I wonder if Penner and others in the know could expand on the reasoning for the setups they are using.
In old school the theory was to determine the best timing for power say 38 deg. The timing at idle needed to be relativity low say 8 deg. and then the timing was increased by an advance curve as engine rpm increased. The timing was "all in" at max by say 2,500 rpm and stayed there to red line under full throttle. A vacuum advance if installed allowed the timing to advance even further say another 8 degrees under low load conditions...
- Seriously , must say a big thanks again for all the help I got this last few weeks in trying to sort my Rocket after fitting outlaws recently.(2018 600 miles) I thought Id post this in case anyone else out there is an enthusiastic but useless diy mechanic like me .It's very clear from all the posts that these pipes are causing a few issues like mine so I thought I'd share this to help others as I've been helped.
I posted that after fitting the DP's I was very disappointed. Overall the bike had lost performance (it lost its 'spark') and there was a slight hesitation when pulling from low speed. The decal POPPING (actually BANG) with throttles closed , although anticipated was just unacceptable. It sounded like an 'old banger on its last legs' (no backfiring just decal popping and general lumpiness at low speed and a distinct loss of acceleration through all gears).
I went to my Triumph tech (great Guy) and he did everything he could to get this configuration running well for me...
- Hello to all Rocket 3 owners and riders) I am actually riding Rocket only as passenger, as that bike is really huge for me))
not so many Rockets in Moscow, and it always catch the envying glances around.
Recently we got yhe technical issue and tried to find out the possible hints on russian resources but nothing so far, so we are here now!
Love motorcycles and riding far away in good company. Wish everyone flat roads and safe rides!
- I ordered a Crossover from @Paul Bryant at Christmas. Spring came late and as soon as I had the bike out of storage and cleaned up I was riding. Today I got around to installing the crossover. The hardest part of the whole job was cleaning the back wheel after taking off the bags and the pipes.
I have stated before that I just want the natural performance this bike is capable of. Today was a great step in that direction. Installing the crossover is like taking the cork out of the bottle. This crossover with the TORS is a great combination. I still have a Ramair ready to install. It may happen tomorrow if the rain continues.
Paul does a great job of manufacturing this pipe. It fits like a glove.
As I went for a test ride this afternoon I had a car in front of me and a Harley in front of the car. As we set at a light the Harley gassed the bike releasing the roar of his engine. I thought what the h@ll so I gunned the throttle. The guy on the Harley jerked his head around...
- it has been a while since I have been here. Had a small stroke that wiped out my vision on the left side. Fortunately that was all that was affected. Happy to report peripheral vision has returned along with a lot of rest of vision. Had stayed off bike for obvious reasons. Actually rode around block then a mile in very light traffic. Felt very good. Hopeful now that summer is here. Just not pushing it and bike ran perfect.
- 2006 Rocket III Classic. Only has 3088 miles on it. I am the second owner. Simply have not used it enough to keep it. Absolutely nothing wrong with it. Red and Cream. Triumph Saddlebags, cruise control, First Gear heat gear control installed. New battery. Located near Frederick Maryland. Asking $6500.
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