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Well the parts have started arriving and the snow has started flying. Planning on some more mods this winter. Thanks to ishrub for the standard rails and footboards. Also bought fiberglass fenders, new license plate bracket, and led turn signals. Am always in a hurry to install new parts, but really need to take my time, might make more changes along the way.
I hope this is not a duplicate post. The best to all my fellow veterans on this day. Below are pics of the veterans in my family. In the top pic is my son Eric, center, Lieutenant Colonel, USA (former enlisted 82nd Airborne and now Armor branch), my daughter, Lieutenant Colonel Alicia, USAF Bio-Medical Sciences Corps and her husband, CWO5 Brad, USA, Apache Gunship pilot. Below that is my wife of 48 years, Karin, back when we first met. We were both Third Class Petty Officers.
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Seems like I just hit 50k miles a couple months ago, but here I am, at the 60,000 mile mark.
I asked fellow Rocketeer PreStaged if he’d help me do the service and he said, “Come on over!” He really does have a great garage.
We went by the book, for the most part, and knocked out the oil and filter change (surprisingly dirty since I changed it when doing the detent spring only 2k miles ago), rear drive gear oil, spark plugs, coolant (I was pretty much dry!) and then moved to the steering head.
There was no play there, and the needle bearing looked good, but it wasn’t the easiest to get to. Greased it up really well and put it back together.
We skipped the brake bleeding and I plan to put on some speed bleeders in conjunction with the next brake fluid flush. The brake pads looked fine, but those will need swapping out soon.
Cleaned and re-oiled the K&N air filter while I was in there.
We then put it in the ECU Tune and cleared one fault (P1690: CanBus). It was likely when I...
You know It really don't matter what brand of oil you use or what kind of air filter you have installed. Bottom line is Maintenance. Keep it together do your maintenance and enjoy the ride. Never had to call work and tell them the Rocket is down and ain't going to make it today. Different strokes for different folks. After a long day at work one of my highlights of the day is that i get a good 55 mile ride in before hitting the house. At times riding in to work is a different story cold as a witches tit. The ride home is worth the ride in. Well worth it. Just saying
Can anyone tell me what the stock UK Rocket III Roadsters horsepower and torque is vs. the USA version? I would like facts if anyone has them. I hear stories of how the U.S. version is so detuned and choked down from the homeland version. Or can you point me to a thread that already addresses the differences? Or are the stories BS or fact? I'm just trying to learn as much truth about them as I can, in order not to spread the B.S. I've been hearing and reading. Thank you
BMW have created a 'rough-around-the-edges' version of its custom cruiser Concept R18 using its bumper 1800cc boxer engine. While we were hoping to see a production-ready performance cruiser, this is...
I knew better than to use the Dragon as part of route to see my buddy in Crossville, TN. There was a car show Saturday and it was a complete zoo. One nice new car (Lexus?) overtook a turn and went straight across the road into a tree- totaled. Just glad that I or someone else wasn’t in that opposing lane, which is surprising considering how crazy busy it was.
The Dragon is just quite the scene. It’s the place to get your T-shirt, get your picture taken, and then to brag about it to your friends. Yeah, yeah, if you’ve never done it, OK, go, once. There’s just way too many Yahoos- I’m done with it and will take a longer route next time.
Sunday, was much better. I did my second ever run on The Devil’s Triangle, which is just north of Oak Ridge. This is the place to go if you really want to be tested, even riding at a moderate clip. I shot some helmet cam footage, but as always it can’t come close to doing justice to the experience. Here’s what I put in the video description….
This little gem turned up at the finish line..
Finally got into a fight today.
Not my choice that it happened though.
Was just cruising about north Houston, minding my own business this evening just as it was turning dark
noticed an orange late model HD CVO Roadglide at the light about 3 cars ahead.
I told myself nice bike and when the light changed he hammered on it and it took off
like a scalded wilder beast and sounded great to boot.
At the next light, he hammered it again and I was for sure he was knocking the stick off my shoulder
or daring me to step into the circle he'd drawn around himself.
By now, my 2012 Rocket Roadster I bought 2 months ago was growling and starting to get pissed.
At the next light, he was behind a car and when the light changed he nailed it, changed to the empty lane and off he went.
I was just leaving the light and he was about 50-75 feet ahead of me when I launched the Rocket.
By third gear, I was passing him like he was on a Burgman (nothing against Burgman's) and watched his Daymaker headlight...
After over a year looking at new bikes and not buying any of them have come to the conclusion that the Rocket Roadster has left me dumbfounded. Between my wife and dad and my own two cents have pretty much figured It can not be topped. The first time my dad who has never rode a bike saw the Rocket we went out to the front pourch and after a few beers he said "So how are you going to top that" I gave him a look and he said well in about four or five years your going to start looking for something better. Don't think they made one yet or anytime soon will they make a better bike for you. I told him at the time that when the time comes i will find the next level. Ain't happening. I went on a toy run today and saw just about every Harley made . Got so many compliments on the Rocket X it made me blush. The guy who rode beside me on the run was so impressed he is now looking at a rocket. Yes it may have a few faults electrical and transmission wise...
Allow me to introduce myself. Randy from northern Utah. Fickle, compulsive.... my last R3 was a 2005 with only 2200 miles, bought in 2006. For some reason I sold it. Ugg. Bought a 2017 BMW 1200GS, fun but under powered, sold it after a year, bought a Ducati Xdiavel S, good power but nowhere to put highway pegs, rear break issues, sold it after 7 months. Was going to take a break after buying a Polaris General 4.
Then less than a week after selling the Ducati I found myself looking for another Triumph rocket.
It's being loaded in a trailer next week to travel from a dealer in Massachusetts to Utah.
1082 miles, 2016 R3 roadster.
Can't wait. I'll keep this, really I will.
just back home from Europe which included a visit to Hinckley. I highly recommend it to anyone travelling to UK... I did it in a day trip from London.
If people would like some pics of the bikes in the museum etc that I could photograph please let me know and I’ll put up pics.... couldn’t take photo or video on the factory tour.
I must say, watching actual bikes being built and tested was an experience and gives me a lot of faith in the precision with which the bikes are built and tested. However quality control is testing 1 in 10 bikes essentially but that’s still very high. I can also testify that what are now the old rockets were all built in Hinckley. New ones are made and assembled from parts built in different factories but all camshafts and crankshafts are built at Hinckley. Any questions please ask... learnt so much not sure what info to put up?
Good final and a great tournament, unfortunately for England they did what Englishmen do and peaked too soon if they had kept the form they had against the All Blacks the outcome might have been different.
RSA had a great final and thank you Japan for hosting and doing it brilliantly
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