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Ok so following on from here, Mrs R-III-R Turbo took me on a "reconnaissance" mission to the Triumph factory in Hinckley UK yesterday for St Patrick's Day.
I had prepared to film the whole 1.5 hour tour in 4K @ 60fps on a GoPro for you guys but they wouldn't allow cameras inside the factory, even phones
But we did get a few photos in the lobby area, and picked up some trivia from the tour, and
I copped a cheap feel of the new Rocket III TFC engine
To say I was like a fat kid in a chocolate factory is an understatement.
Some engines on display;
Triumph motorcycle museum;
That's the original Bonneville LSR streamliner in the background;
765 Moto2 engine development prototype;
Tom Cruise's Speed Triple from Mission Impossible II;
And the factory door beyond which no cameras allowed;
So.. some non-photographed sights & trivia from the tour;
■ Rocket 3 TFC engine is a completely new block & head etc.
■ Rocket TFC is indeed a 2.5L...
Last couple of days have been stressful at work so I took off early yesterday.
I am normally go, go ,go, but I had no idea what to do. I made a couple stops then went home.
I was mentally and physically tired, but I had to do something.
I went out the the garage and looked at the covers off the bike.
I turned on the light.
Pulled up a chair.
Got out the polish and some towels.
and started thinking.
I could feel every gash, ding, and scratch as my fingers worked in the polish.
At first I was annoyed at how beat up it was.
I was using Meguiars Aluminum Polish. It is the US version of Autosol.
You work it in and it turns black as it removes the impurities.
Then you wipe it off, polish, and start again and again and again and again. The more you polish aluminum the more it shines.
It is a perfectionist's nightmare.
As I was polishing I look over and there is the transmission cover with Mike's name looking up at me. So as my fingers glide over those dents and dings I think, Mike you...
Don't get me wrong, I am a True Brit, I love and appreciate my country. The Royal Family, most police with no guns, the history, being the best nation on the feckin' planet.... you know, all that stuff
I do envy you Septics and Canucks and Prisoners....sorry Aussies, though, for the space you have and the occasional straight road that isn't a dual carriageway or a motorway (interstate) that isn't festooned with speed (sorry, "safety") cameras that prevent you unleashing properly The Beast that is the R3.
Just a huge public thank you to @cowboyuptex !!!
He very generously offered me a fly screen when I was looking at the bikebandit deal that wouldn’t ship to the UK. But here’s the thing, wouldn’t take a cent off me, posted it at his expense (though I will find a way to pay him back) and it arrived today and is spot on!!!
Just wanted to say thank you for your generosity, karma will reward you brother!!
My friend and I have been planning for a vacation to watch some Spring baseball. Our wife's wanted to tag along and enjoy the warm weather. So, last Thursday, we got flights to Florida from our homes in S.W. Michigan. Once here we decided to go to Daytona and see bike week. Thousands of cycles. Almost every vendor you can think of. Some manufactures I haven't seen. Royal Enfield was one. Then we realized no Triumph Vendors. Not one. Thousands of bikers and zero Triumph set ups. Oh, we did see a lone Rocket. Kinda weak I think.
hi everyone just wanted to show off my Corbin seat which I received just in time for Americade 2018 in lake George NY. I rode there from Boston and gotta say that I absolutely love the seat. It’s a night and day difference over the stock seat. My back and rear end felt great on the ride. Highly recommend.
It was 55 degrees here in Michigan today. We have had several rainy days, so the salt was off the roads. I decided to "Release The Kraken" for a little riding time.
With the monster out of its box, I had a chance to try out my new Spidi Superstorm H20ut Pants from Revzilla. They really work great... keeping me warm, comfy and they are waterproof to boot. They are technically overpant, but they were the only pants I needed to wear foregoing the usual pair of jeans underneath. They are a reasonably priced pants with a lot of nice features. Great for cool as well as rainy conditions. I will definitely be taking them along on any trips.
The beast ran great and purred like a kitten. It's always fun to ride the rocket and I love the crusing tone of the TORs. Sadly, this may be it for a couple weeks as it looks like more cold and rain is in the forecast.
Now that it is back in its cage, the villagers will be safe once again. Hopefully no torches will be lit or windmills...
Just bought a 2014 Roadster (27th bike plus a couple i've forgotten). New to forums & not used the net much so just looking at present. May have an issue with transmission as there's a jerk in take up from deceleration to acceleration. Triumph dealer assures me its normal? Love the bike as my last bike was a 2017 wide glide (wife wanted a slower ride with a backrest although rarely on the bike) & even with 3" extension to forward controls felt way too small for me & despite 211 cams, V&H power pipe etc was too slow. Had to sell my GTR1400 to save my license but glad I ditched the Harley as the Rocket is a gem. Fairly deaf due to machinery noise, playing in bands & recent chemotherapy so power without thunderous noise is great. Looking forward to reading more posts
Just found out another Triumph dealer near me closed. Now my closest dealer is 21/2 hours away. I am rethinking my love of Triumph bikes. I have Honda, Harley, Indian, Kawasaki, KTM, Yamaha, Suzuki, BMW, Ducati, and Moto Guzzi within an hour from me. What is going on with Triumph?
Hi all. I take delivery of a new-to-me 2010 Rocket 3 Roadster next Saturday.
Having only owned bikes from 1970s and currently a 1996 Yamaha Thunderace talk of Bearclaws and Power Commanders is a bit new to say the least. I've never owned a bike with fuel injectors but know enough that they aren't the same as carbs and you need to have a fuel map via the ECU.
Other than that zip.....
Should I a) not fix it before it's broken b) not fiddle with it as this beast puts out more power than my first 4 bikes put together c) happily tinker away with open-ended spanners and a fag paper to set the points...??
I bought the bike as I do like big powerful bikes but the current Mrs B won't go on the 'Ace so I needed something comfy for a little light touring to the coast / country. The idea is to get to the coast / country and then go walkabout.
I had a Pan European (quite top heavy but very comfy) which was great as all our 'stuff' went in the panniers / top box. I was thinking to get a...
UPDATE:I'm not into the haggle game and seeing as there has been no interest whatsoever im posting my not negotiable price..........$7500 dont bother messaging with anything lower you will be ignored. It'll be on here for 2 days then i'll start advertising it elsewhere.
It's time want to pay the loan out and have that monkey off my back.
Has 60,000 klms , oil changed every 5000 , moly lube rear drive every 15000
Custom headers and single pipe and Ram Air filter. Comes with all original exhaust excepte for crossover box , also comes with 3 k and N filters and Stromberg type cleaner covers. Have pillion seat but no rear pegs.
Wont be sold with the personal plates , you will also need to have a bike tire mounted on the rear , missing micro switch for front brake lever , clean honest bike , priced to sell @ 9k
I designed this tank and this metal guy that does cars took on my work and this is my tank so far.
The scoop holds gas and the side cover will be on other side making othe side of tank much bigger, should hold 2 gallons more. So my tank will be the same on both sides
And side covers is out of aluminum and will be polished and brushed.
What do you guys think ?
It will be painted orange with black cobra strips
After 5 years my Ramair filter is getting shabby to say the least . I am considering the pros and cons of fitting pod filters thru a cut bear claw , a look I really like . The KnN 40-40s would be the best bet but I have a left knee snagging problem . To this end , I definitely need an offset flange , the only ones I can find are the RU 1770s with a 20 degree offset. Has anyone used these ? I'm not sure the airflow would be enough with the shorts , which are 4 inches or thereabouts , so considering the 6 inch ? Any help here guys would be greatly appreciated !
Every time I think I have a good question about the bike I do a little research on the forum and Wa-La my question is answered.
This is the 3rd motorcycle forum I have been a member of. There is a wealth of knowledge on here and I want to thank everyone with positive influence they have had.
The motorcycling community is an awesome experience everywhere I have been.
Thanks again folks
Hi I do not know what I have to do, but:
My name is Filippo, on Facebook I am Bravo Rauch. Last week I was bored, so I went to see some motorbike, I've take a ride on a rocket 3 and... I start laughing like when do bunjee, so I said "ok, she is mine now! Take my money!!!!"
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