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- Just bought this beauty yesterday. She had 97 miles when I bought her. Was a demo unit but found out most of the miles were from the finance guy taking her home at night lol.
I'm following the breakin pretty closely. Mostly for the bikes sake but about 20% because Im afraid I might crap my pants if I twist the throttle all the way.
Before this I had a 2017 suzuki m90 and a 2005 honda shadow before that. So I've been stepping up in power gradually. (may have missed a couple steps)
I thought my m90 had power but honestly after riding the rocket all day yesterday it feels like I've never ridden a motorcycle before.
I was afraid that having the wide rear tire would affect my turning ability. I was dead wrong.
To be honest I havent found one thing that my m90 did better and thats really an eye opener.
- Just 10 miles fro me - €9000 with a years guaranty. 16,000kms from new. Guess where I am going after work on Monday!.
Of course - the UPDATE KIT will need to be fitted - Once I have the VIN - Triumph Spain HQ is about 10miles away.
- Well lads, the final numbers are in. The bike is at this point, just, breath taking, and by breath taking I literally mean I forget to breath at full throttle:
Here ya go @ozrider @Mittzy @Neville Lush @Speedy @R-III-R Turbo, all of you have helped me SIGNIFICANTLY along the way with little tips and infos on how to set it up.
- I fitted the ramair filter at 28000km with the crankcase foam filter. I don’t baby the bike and often use full throttle in top gear when on group runs. After getting home from a recent run I could could see a faint vapour at the back of the motor. The motor has done 40,000km and Is due for its 10,000m (mobil 1) oil change. I’m a little disappointed it’s showimg signs of blowby this early but as one famous Aussie once said “such is life”.
I used a 3/4” hole saw to drill a hole in the opposite position to the air sensor on the Ramair and machined up a two piece nylon fitting that I glued together with loctite “all plastic” polypropylene glue to form an elbow.
I based the elbow fitting dimensions on the ramair air sensor and allowed for a 1/2” inside diameter hose.
Then connected the crankcase breather to the ramair filter by routing up the rear of the motor and forward under the tank.
Then told the missus the motor was buggered and we need to start saving for...
- So after a series of wtf moments and a lot of head scratching I spoke with Nels regarding a “dripping” sound from between cylinders 1 and 2 when shutting down the bike when it’s at operating temp.
He conveyed his experience with rockets and having air bubbles stuck in the head in the past. He used a vacuum setup to fix it so I finally had a reason to buy my first (and very small) compressor lol.
I also fabbed up a quick improvised overflow tank (because I’ve been dragging feet on buying one of the @Mittzy setups).
It’ll get the job done... for now.
- I've just made post number 2000, no big deal in itself as many are waaaay higher than that.
But for me when my posts hit 1957, the year I was born (I'm now 41) I started remembering the years and where I was at that time.
E.G. post number 1964 my Parents bought a Farm.
Then at post 1972 I bought my first M/C.
1974 I bought a '73 750 Combat Commando (17 Y/O)
1981 set up my first Business, a M/C shop servicing and repairing the 70's Brit bikes.
'93 I set up this current Business.
So for the past few weeks I've been reliving all those years, some great memories
Then some years ago I met you lot .....
- It made me sad I haven't given Mufasa a proper wash and clean job since rebuilding to get all the grime off so I pulled the bike out and washed it.
This is after, no wax just wash and dry, waiting on any remaining water to dry out so I can wax it really well. Looks so much better when washed lol.
Also, I found my rear brake master cylinder was loose while drying the rail, exactly why a clean bike is a good practice... I would NEVER have found that thing loose doing normal checks.
- In 6 months i had only ridden my R3R twice , i was thinking i had lost interest and fallen out of love with her. I found myself making up excuses not to ride her, ie: makes my back sore , got no one to ride with , sick of the same old rides , then the back brake stopped working due to me never changing the fluid in 4.5 yrs since i bought her.
For the past week i have been considering selling her to get enough to pay off the loan ( got 8k left to pay ), even the Mrs has been in my ear that maybe i should sell the R3R as i never ride it and it had become nothing but a 2 wheeled clothes horse ( when it's got it's cover on she hangs washing out over it in the winter......). Yesterday i logged into here with every intention of placing an ad. on the forum and try and get the coin i need to pay the loan. I left the page open all day at work and tried my best to avoid the inevitable , i reminded myself of all the regrets i have from years of buying , restoring and then selling both cars...
- Just wanted to express my appreciation for the seemingly never ending depth of knowledge and willingness to assist fellow captains found here.
To name just a few who've really expanded my knowledge of Motorcycles, the rocket, and riding:
and all those who's screen names escape me at the moment.
I really appreciate all your advice and knowledge, sometimes the small things you guys post nonchalantly, have bigger effects than you may realize. I would never have been comfortable diving into my motor without you guys to lean on if required for little tidbits of knowledge.
- Hello everyone,
I finally bought a Triumph!! It is a 2014 Triumph Rocket III Roadster. I have been reading some of the threads and plan on reading a lot more. To get started, is there a link where I can download the Service Manual? I read in another thread that Bike Bandit sell one for about $100. I don't mind paying for that, but I want something now so that I can begin doing some maintenance work on the bike.
The bike is stock, and I would like to make some changes. What does everyone recommend as some of the first things to modify?
Also, are there any Rocket riders in New York. I am in Orange County and have only seen 1 or 2 rockets on the roads.
- Hi there,
I'm new to the forum, and to the Rocket 3. I don't own one as yet but, I'm hoping to pick one up very soon.
I'm hoping someone on here maybe able to advise me on any issues I should be looking for, when buying?
I've heard some of the older bikes had some issues with wiring melting and some gear box problems? Is this true?
Is it best to go for the newest you can afford? Or is an older bike worth picking up?
Sorry for all the questions, but thought I would ask the people who would know best.
Thanks, and looking forward to chatting to you all.
- Folks, I am checking in to introduce myself again. Last year I conversed with some of y'all and really appreciated your responses and advice. I am the new owner of a 2011 R3 tour model, 6,500 miles so it is barely broken in. Bone stock I think.
My current bike is a roadstar, since new in 1999. The only thing that tickled my fancy which I kept going back to and considering over and over is the R3. I am going to ride them both for a while but I am pretty sure I will be selecting the roadstar to pass to another owner.
I am going to spend some time searching the threads and trying to learn from what has already been posted.
For starters, I want to learn about the reliability issues such as ignition switch. I plan on switching to led lights anyway but does this year need the switch reroute mod?
Any, and I mean ANY advice you guys have is greatly appreciated. Thanks.
- Does any of you guys have a app that could show me what my bike would look like orange with cobra strips?
At the end of October if every thing works out that guy is going to do my custom metal work on my bike, and Im debating to leave the tribal look or do gloss black cobra stripes, and I need a visual to decide.
And was hoping one of you smart guys have the app?
And if one of you guys do but it’s not that easy to do and a lot of work I’m willing to pay for the work to be done , to help me decide .
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