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My newly recovered and rebuilt factory 2011 R3R seat arrived as promised today. I couldn't wait to give it a test ride. As expected it is very comfortable and looks better than I expected it to. I am very happy with this seat. I will be doing a 300 + mile ride and I will get a better idea of how much better my new LAAM Custom seat is. The fit is perfect on the bike. The front area where it meets the tank looks better than the original.
This all started because my wife hated the pillion. Now it is wider, thicker, softer and she shouldn't have a reason to want to stop every 30 minutes.
The process was simple. I sent the seats to Seth Laam in California, he called me to do an interview on how I wanted the seat and what I was looking for. The seat was back to me in about 3 days after the interview. The price was reasonable at $625 for both the front and back and shipping. I am very pleased so far.
A long term test is needed but I took it out for about a 20 mile rip and it is...
cage driver slams on her brakes right in front of me...and then so do I and the front well, hangs a right and I’m on the road.
I’m surprised as to how little damage to the bike...the cheap highway pegs took the brunt. But my right hand mirror stem is pretty scraped and the beautiful @Paulbryant exhaust has a nasty scrape right at the end.
Bugger. Whisky will take away the pain in my heart tonight!
Made a run to an annual Guzzi rally on the Mississippi for a weekend riding with friends from two different states. Had a great weekend of bikes, riding and scenery despite the rain off and on all weekend. A good short run to start the season. Just under 700 miles total with at least 400 of them in the rain, but an awesome weekend all in all. Attended my first Guzzi rally last year as a good friend is a Guzzi nut. Have been to some since and will attend more. All bikes welcome and usually some Triumph people at them. Those people KNOW how to feed the attendees. If you've never been to one, I recommend it. Have been invited to many over the years by people I've met on the road but never went. Wish I would've started going to them a long time ago. One of these days I hope to make it to one of the RAA events. Anyone want to organize a Midwest RAA?
last year I posted a problem I noticed on my 2013 roadster between 2500 and 3500 rpm while riding uphill a knocking/slapping kind of noise I could feel it very strongly in the footpegs more than hearing it so I stayed out of that rpm range and felt most likely something happened to the transmission
after the shop opened up the motor nothing wrong was found yet the noise/slapping remained had the tuning shop remap the ECU . this was at the end of 2017 season then
my garage burned down ....completely in feb 2018 and everything inside was burned car, bike bicycle freezer etc.etc.
went looking for another roadster and bought a 2012 roadster.
had the shop here move all performance bits on the new to me black beauty (nev 200hp kit jardine exhaust bought a new ramair had the tuner do his magic and...... went riding .....and noticed the same knocking /slapping noise .
again I felt strongly that it had to be a transmission problem since the noise came...
Yep I have them all folks- Au$140 (US$97) pair + postage, dealer price here in Oz is $242.85 (US$168)
I have teardrop and oval OEM Triumph mirrors:
Chrome Teardrop solid stem A9638033; and
Chrome Oval with drilled stems A9638032.
Black Teardrop solid stem A9638085; and
Black Oval Style Mirrors solid stem A9638084.
Oval Style Mirror - Drilled Stem | Triumph Motorcycles
Hello everyone. Just joined the forum. Bought a 2006 Rocket a few weeks ago and I find myself experiencing what seem to be consistent issues with the bikes. In spite of those, the thing is growing on me. It’s nice to see such a supportive group here. Thanks to you all for doing what you do to support us new members.
I also enjoy riding a K1200 LT (BMW) and a Yammy FZ1. Three very different bikes, and all a lot of fun in their own ways.
Hey folks --
Been looking for a while, and about 99% decided on the R3R. Going out for a test ride this week if all goes as planned. Wanted to get the opinion of those in the know - both a 2017 and 2018 are available for purchase in town, new, each with less than 100 miles on them.
Is there a huge difference between those two years? I like the styling of the 2017 better (matte vs polished black), but if something major was fixed in the '18 model I'd likely go that way.
Appreciate this great resource - looking forward to the upcoming rides & eventual modding of this beast!
T'was about this time of the year a year ago that we started putting the last version of this together. So now begin to plan. A venue was decided upon at the last RDU. I believe it involved sand, sun, seafood, sunburn, more sand and mosquitoes ........ very Aussie location. I remember that we decided it would be up (for me) on the Tweed which is a good full day for me, so anyone coming from south or west can have a free night at the Lucknow Resort and Flop-House for lost bikers on the way ..... the only expense will be the mandatory 10 million lost brain cells.
So who is up for Rockets, Sunburn, Sand and Midges?
The Canterbury chapter of the Triumph Riders Club had a ride today and the AGM at "The Crate and Barrel" hotel then back home...
It was a great day with about a dozen riders....my first ride with these guys as i have recently joined the club.
Yours Truly with the Rocket tshirt....
Finally, work has slacked off and I'm getting a much needed but short road trip in. Staying in a favorite campsite on the New River near Galax, VA. Traveling solo- s'ok! Test ride- Changed the valve cover gasket (what a fiddley s$!t that thing is!) and put on my new @Paul Bryant crossover pipe- like'n it. A little more grunt and a tad more power.
A few months back I decided I needed the motorcycle I lusted for when I was in High School, a CL77 or better known as the Honda 305 Scrambler. I had restored a couple a few years back and sold them, this one's for me. I located a candidate in Kentucky and after a two day trip, it was home and it is a 1967 the year I graduated from HS. Rough as a cob, but after some wrenching, praying, and cussing, it came back to life and the old motor fired after sitting for at least a good twenty years. Everything was torn back down and the process started of applying lipstick to a pig. Today I finally hit roller status and I really think I saw a slight flicker of light at the end of the infamous tunnel. Parts have been a bear to locate and **** expensive since the bike was only produced for three years, but I have really enjoyed the process...
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Rolled up to a stop light Yesterday on the way to work and switched lanes real quick. Front of the line next to a brand new CVO Harley. Guy started to rev it up normal bull. Kind of grinned and checked rear view mirrors just to be safe. The tool revved it even more and edged it forward. Figured OK. Just sat at idle and grinned a bit more. Light turned and he hit it hard. I could see all this from my rear view mirrors. Thank you to the man in the tin shed.
I'm new to the R3. I've been drooling over them for years and found a used 05 with very low miles for a decent price. It won't be dropped off until next week but I'm looking forward to some great riding. I've been riding off and on my whole life, but this is my first big bike. Anyone who has advise for a rider who's only ridden light sport/standard bikes transitioning to the R3 would be greatly appreciated.
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