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- Anyone fancy a 2500cc Rocket Stroker Engine Kit?
And/or a 6 speed Rocket transmission?
That is the vision.
Step 1: Build an R&D testing engine from spare parts to run on a bench
This is the construction of the R&D Test engine, which will be used to facilitate & test engine enhancements such as above. It's made from spare parts I've accumulated over the years,, e.g. block fro an 06 Classic, head from a 2010 Roadster, throttles from a silver engine 06 Classic, clocks from a 2013 Roadster, ECU from another 2013, and so on.
Been planning this for a few years now, in fact @warp9.9 may recall some conversations from 2010/11 (before I even had a Rocket) where I was picking his brain about possibility of stroking the engine, and some other stuff.
Original plan was;
Had the spare engine since 2012.. as its first job, it was used to facilitate Carpenterizing my daily driver.
Have been gathering the other spares since to run the R&D engine.
Anyway I did 1 & 2, even though i had the spare...
- After a long hiatus with work and family I am now able to supply the 'OzClaw' again.
They come painted Gloss Black but can also do Matte or Satin Black if requested when ordering.
Its a direct replacement of the standard Bearclaw but unfortunately they do not fit the "Touring" or larger K&N 4040 filters.
...... Pricing is $450.00 AUD plus shipping...........If interested please send PM/Conversation and I will advise availability or lead time
Sample of Carbon Dipped done by customer
Sample of Vinyl Chrome Wrapped done by customer
- I had an interesting experience recently, where I placed two orders via the Triumph factory system. I placed them back to back - paying for each separately.
The trick in this case, is the first order was for me, and the second order was for someone else with a different ship-to address.
Both orders went to the second ship-to address.
I was flustered, and blamed the dealer for the mix up. I emailed my order receipt, show the same billing and shipping address.
He mailed back the order he received from the parts system, which showed the same order number, but the other ship to address.
Somehow, the second order overwrote the shipping address of the first order wherever Triumph handles those. The dealer said they never see the original from the customer.
I can only guess that there is a browser/stored cookie issue here.
Whatever it is, you may want be cautious placing paired orders on line, and call instead for the smaller order.
In this case, Hermy's was the dealer, and...
- Edit: The Aces & Eights Ride is the new plan for Sunday.
Weather and work dependent, I'm looking at a one or two day ride in eastern TN/western NC doing the Cherohala Skyway, The Dragon, and other related routes.
I'll probably camp at Hunts Lodge Motorcycle Campground.
This forum doesn't seem to be used anymore, so not sure if this will fall on deaf ears or, help jump start the forum. I'd be interested in meeting other riders in the region.
If you're interested in meeting up on this trip or others, let me know.....
- So, the impossible to get riders backrest has prompted me to make my own...have to say I’m pleased with the result.
I bought a universal backrest and discarded the seat/fender mounting hardware.
I bought some 50x50 aluminium solid square and had it machined as per the pics.
I no longer have the machinery to do it myself so it cost. But I had enough material for two. The second one is up for grabs. I have the drawing if anyone is interested in machining their own.
Two of the holes I made M4 as there wasn’t enough meat for M6...after matching the slot for the backrest to slide into.
Below the finished product and items I bought.
All in all, below $200...and if I can sell the other mount, I could buy some beers.
ALUMINIUM Square Bar 40, 50 or 65mm Various Lengths 6106T6 FREE POSTAGE | eBay
Black PU Detachable Adjustable Rider Driver Backrest Pad+Mounting Kit For Harley...
- I recently got back into bikes (took a hiatus after an SUV ran through a stop sign and opposing lanes of traffic to cut me off and cause me to crash) and after much deliberation between sport bike and cruiser, I finally settled on the Rocket III. I had already read that it was a good bike for tall riders (I'm 6'4), so that put it on the short list, but after sitting on a 2018 model in the showroom, I instantly fell in love with it. It was just that pesky $15k sticker getting in the way.
I managed to find a few candidates in the used market and after finding one 180 miles away, the wife and I took a 3 hour drive to check it out. I was completely enthralled by the torque. It had the response and pull of a serious sport bike, but the comfort of a cruiser that would make it easy to ride for more than an hour.
This particular bike only had 7600 miles, so with the price at under $8k, I went for it. I will be picking it up from this small chain's much closer store next weekend, but I...
- Big thank you to Russia and the good Russian people, they put on a World Cup Tournament that everyone agrees was the best run/organized tournament ever.
Congrats to France for lifting the World Cup they are truly in a very select group of Countries
Thank you to Croatia a team that does not know the words "give up" they had to battle every game they played and battle they did.
As they play the National Anthems of each country the best were
1-Most patriotic- has to go to France
2-Most manly -has to go to Germany, any anthem with women and wine in the anthem has to be manly
3-Best Anthem -has to go to Uruguay, it is a work of art and would not be out of place in a opera house.
Biggest eff heads has to go to the South American teams what a bunch of wankers, flopping and diving all over the place then crying like little kids when they lose-eff them all.
Most gracious team and fans have to go to Japan, the fans after each game they played stayed behind and help pick up the trash...
- I went to Cherokee Cycles in Greer, SC to get a front tire put on yesterday. They said, be there when we open and you'll be first to get serviced. They open at 8:30, I arrived at 7:50 and they were inside with the overhead doors open and saw me pull in. I pulled to the side of the ramp and back a respectful 20 feet from the ramp and in line with the service drop off sign and not blocking the ramp. They store larger machines inside and I knew that hence my position to the side and back a bit. The maintenance manager walked out to talk to me and see the bike. The OWNER comes backwards down the ramp in a Slingshot and cuts the wheel to turn it around and runs into my bike. Barely hit it BUT, he put a permanent mark on the lenses that can't be buffed out. Service manager gave me a discount on my tire work and said that it looked like they owe me a lenses. We all took pictures. The issue for me is that I know the bike is 4 years old but the fact that it is a discontinued brand makes...
- I would like to get a custom tune for my bike sometime in the near future, but it sounds like a good tuner is hard to find. Does anyone know of a talented tuner in the western NC area?
Would a compiled list of tuners by region be of use to other members?
If I'm using TuneEcu is it important that the tuner does so as well? @Jvheli, for example, mentioned finding a tuner in Wisconsin that actually used TuneEcu. Should I look for the same?
If a tune is done without using TuneEcu wouldn't TuneEcu be able to read those settings and save the tune?
Or, is it that you need additional hardware like a PowerCommander installed on your bike in order for some tuners to do their "thang?"
Thanks in advance. Sorry, I'm clueless on this subject.
- A quick scan shows this product has been talked about before but for any newcomers here is my $.02 worth. Riding today in moderately hot (for us) 96 degree weather I broke out the vest with about two hours left in my 380 mile ride. When before it had been bordering on miserable the vest, while certainly not AC, made the rest of the ride pretty darn nice. Very much worth the money to me. And after the two hours I would guess that maybe 40% of the water (based on weight of the vest) was still contained in the vest. So I could have gone even longer without having to rewet it. Admittedly I live in a dry climate (35% today, high for us) so maybe the vest would not work in a humid climate. Anyway when a product works for me I like to let others know for whatever its worth. And the vest most assuredly works here.
- Not really sure where to put this thread so apologies if not the ideal place. I definitely would like to upgrade my rocket. Unfortunately (or maybe fortunately) I just moved to Florida where I am renting a place and it appears according to the lease I can't do any work on anything in the garage.
My previous house where I had a very well equipped garage I am in the process of selling and it is too far away to just drive there an use (1300 miles). I spoke to the local Triumph shop today and they don't seem real keen to take on a build and while they have a dyno, doesn't seem like anyone there is very proficient in tuning.
So I am looking for a shop or person who might be able to do the build out I am considering in the area or somewhere within driving distance for me. So that would be from basically anyway from New Orleans to Charlotte, NC.
I am leaning toward Neville's cams and some other bits and possibly going with the super charger. I really thought about Carpenter but I don't...
- Took my bike down to the Dyno Jet team at Honda Country in Ashburton...about an hour and a quarter away from home.
It's the third bike they have tuned for me and i couldnt ask for better service. Andrew Rudd is doing the tuning now and he is very clued up re tunes and is a very successful race rider. Nice Guys.
I had installed the tune from my 2014 Roadster into the PCV on this bike which is a 2016 Roadster.
The 2014 had decat, triple K&N pods and tors.
This bike has K&N pods plus Jardine headers and cans and i was keen to see if the tune was correct or not.
Turns out the tune in the bike was very lean at about 3/4 throttle up...not good so i'm glad i had it done.
The ride home was great with the bike performing WAY better....less throttle for better response all the way thru the rev range...probably better fuel economy too i'm guessing.
You can see the "old" A/F line where the 15.38 is...real lean!!!the new one is at the 13.05, far better now.
The new rear wheel HP is now...
- Awhile back replaced fuel gauge sender in tank. Worked great for about two months and then the bar graph on the fuel level stopped working. Every time i hooked the bike up to Tune ECU gauge would come back on but would not reset after adding fuel. Then we started to have a problem every so often with the start button not working. Turn key on and off and it would work again. Then we had a problem one night every thing worked but headlights would not come on. Really frustrating after all the maintenance work i have done to the bike in the last few months. Thought about it and gave the ignition switch a shot of three in one oil. Seemed to work but after a day or two problems would come back to haunt me. Fuel bar graph would not function at all. Well being of a simple mind and not known for being real smart we broke it down to two elements. Ignition switch and KEY. Yes indeed switch out keys and fuel bar graph came on after about 100 ft of travel. Stopped and got gas. After getting gas...
- Hello. I have been looking for a R3 for months and finally brought a “new to me” 2008 R3T home yesterday. Nice gentleman from SC met me in GA for the transaction and now the R3 is at its new home in the FL panhandle!!
2008 R3T by FWB-rocket posted Jul 12, 2018 at 9:03 AM
- getting ready for the ride with friends and new friends on the RAA west and before leaving home I had a suculent supper tonight so good I had to share that pleasure on this forum we started by preparing ribs and then modified the recipe before barbecuing, to make a long story short the ribs were absolutely fabulous in this new recipe version
and we washed them ribs down with a ribera del duero red 2010 to help with the delicious ribs , @barbaris can probably vouch for the quality of this vineyard well known in spain a garden salad from our garden and we finished with homemade chocolate ice cream .yummy!!
this is what make life so interesting worth the time , good food and wine ...I know I ramble on but when I on my way to Lewiston saturday my tastebuds will still remember the pleasure.
- I am working out how compatible the R3 is without adding any sensors, just using what's already installed. Here's where I'm at so far, but, I need a few bits of info from those of you smarter than I.
IAT - Stock suitable
CLT- Stock suitable
TPS- Stock suitable
ISCV- Stock motor suitable
Barometric Sensor - Stock suitable
MAP - Stock suitable
O2 - Wideband LC2
Knock Sensor - Aftermarket Required if desired
Crank Sensor - Stock Suitable
Speed Sensor - Stock rear ABS trigger wheel suitable
Gauges - Will need to be replaced entirely with non-CAN gauges
Alternator Control - Stock Suitable
ABS - Stock Suitable
Multi-point Injector Control - Stock injectors suitable
Ignition - Stock coils suitable but require aftermarket
Will be going with a Haltech Elite 1000.
Green - Already worked out
Orange - I think it's worked out, but might be issues
Red - Need to confirm
Question: Do any of you know for sure if the crank trigger is VR or Hall?
- As much as I like this bike, it's a touring bike that I don't use for touring. I don't really need to sell it, probably just spend the money on another motorcycle, but it's kind of a lot of money to have tied up in a bar hopper, how I mostly use it now.
Some bikes have never seen rain, this bike has seen rain sleet, hail, even snow, in the interests of full disclosure. Well cared for mechanically, never a penny spared on anything that will make it go faster, stop faster or lean over further, but if you want the glossiest paint or the shiniest chrome, this ain't the one you want. No dents or dings or major scratches, but plenty of scuffs, boot marks, etc. I camped with it and strapped tents, sleeping bags, chairs, even a table to it, there's a rub spot top of the left pannier is the most noticeable I can think of, 3" diameter spot, paint looks a little, IDK, foggy or hazy from a tire strapped to it. There is a fine but noticeable scratch on the tank from the rubber edging falling...
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