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- My name is PaddyO and have just bought a new to me 2014 R3T with 2730 miles on her. Unfortunately, I am in Florida and she is in San Antonio, TX. I will be flying out to Texas to pick her up and bring her home. Before I leave, I will replace the cooling system hoses and tires. A knowledgable friend of mine looked her over for me and showed me a picture of the hose from the radiator to water pump that did not look good. So I decided to replace the hoses and tires for safety. I will be putting on Avon Cobras. Mods I already have in mind are to put on my 6 gallon auxillary fuel tank from my Nomad, my Fiaam Freeway Blaster horns, headlight/brake light modulators, LED headlight and driving lights, McCruise cruise control, my Garmin GPS, my Marlin's clock and temperature gauge, my RAM mounts for a cup holder for myself and my wife, and a driver's back rest from Utopia.
I am a daily rider and put over 133,00 miles in about 7.5 years on the Nomad before it died. I am looking forward to...
- There are a few threads on how piddly the Rocket 3 horn is and various replacement options.
I've decided to go with these:
I decided to go by what I thought the horns actually sounded like. The tone, rather than the alleged sound pressure. I like the sound of these. Most air horns, especially compact horns like the Stebel Nautilus and Denali SoundBomb, are higher pitched than I want. To get lower pitched airhorns means they're so long it's very difficult to install on a bike.
Going by the spec, they're not the loudest around. But then, I was an audio engineer for 20 years and I reckon that the dB rating on all horns is mostly just marketing lies anyway. Firstly, 112dB doesn't actually mean anything. Nor does any other number with dB after it.
The decibel is not a hard unit of measurement. It's a ratio therefore it needs a reference. dB what? SPL? A weighted? C weighted? It is truly meaningless without a reference. And unless all horn manufacturers are using the same...
- So I also have a set of black CES headers for sale, but mine do not have the heat shield like Ozrider's set did. Offering two scenarios for purchase priced accordingly. 1.75" primaries into 2.25" rear section. My muffler was ordered a little longer than standard when I purchased them. They have exactly the same tonality as 1oldbull's set, just a little bit quieter. It's quite civil.
As is for $1100, header ceramic coating is mostly in tact and in good condition but shows some minor rub marks and very minor spotting in a couple places on them. Muffler section looks pretty much brand new.
Headers Re-coated by a very good shop locally in black or silver, your choice, cost is $200 for me, so $200 for you. $1300
Either way I'll include a new T-bolt clamp that I haven't molested and abused like the original one.
I'll ship to the north and south pole and anywhere in between...at buyers expense.
More pics to follow.
Payment: Only paypal.
EDIT: Earliest shipment shipment for...
- Hi There from New Zealand - Love my R3, have owned it since new 2015 after trading in my Speed triple... Never thought I would own a bike that made me grin as much as the Speedy but the rocket definitely does it. In the middle of some back end mods and a paint job, back on the road in a few weeks all going well... Also own a Harley soft tail - has been my ride while the R3 has been getting the treatment. Can’t wait the put the HD back in the garage and get back on the beast...
- I have been in discussions with Neville, who runs a Dyno service. He uses TuneECU and comes in quite reasonable to do a dyno tune. He was recommended by one of Mr Viking's mates from across the ditch in the land of the long white cloud. Not sure if I can post the cost here without breaking policy, so PM me if you want to know. I'm planning for after the Easter break and was thinking that if there was anyone else in Aus, particularly in the surrounding states, who might be interested it might make for a good week playing with Rockets. Happy to put a couple of guys up at my place in Melbourne eastern suburbs, if you're coming from afar. Some really nice roads between Melbourne and Adelaide, not to mention the Barossa Valley. All my performance mods will be done by then so I'd thought I'd put this out there before I book my date with Neville.
- First proper posting, hopefully the photo's make it through.
Decided that the Roadster needed a makeover so here we go. First decision was whether to paint the original tins or buy a new set so that I could continue riding during the project. Checked the spares websites and new ones would require me selling a kidney and my first born to pay for them. Next up was Ebay where I struck lucky. Complete set of tins plus a flyscreen and the front emblem all for less than the price of the two mudguards from the stealers. Delivered quickly and all in really good condition structurally on first inspection. First job will be to get everything flattened, filled or repaired where necessary (never know what is lurking under the paintwork) then get it in primer. Not sure exactly what paintscheme I'm going for just yet.
- Apparently the Baby-Boomers all have motorcycles, Generation X is only buying a few, and the next generation isn't buying any at all. A recent study was done to find out why. Here are the reasons why Millennials don't ride motorcycles:
1. Pants won't pull up far enough for them to straddle the seat.
2. Can't get their phone to their ear with a helmet on.
3. Can't use 2 hands to eat while driving.
4. They don't get a trophy and a recognition plaque just for buying one.
5. Don't have enough muscle to hold the bike up when stopped.
6. Might have a bug hit them in the face and then they would need emergency care.
7. Motorcycles don't have air conditioning.
8. They can't afford one because they spent 12 years in college trying to get educated in gender studies .
9. They are allergic to fresh air.
10. Their pajamas get caught on the exhaust pipes.
11. They might get their hands dirty checking the oil.
12. The handle bars have buttons and levers and cannot be controlled by...
- Really this is the easiest how to ever . Just want to show what wires work for the module.
Connect power and ground here on the headlight harness, Red shiftlight wire to yellow harness and black to black:
Connect RPM signal to coil wire of the same green with black tracer color on coil #2:
One caveat, the RPM signal is half what it should be so your shift points in the software will be 1/2 what the engine is spinning at e.g. 3750 in the software is 7500 actual.
Whole thing took longer to lift the tank than connect.
- This is 1 of 4 uploads of raw footage.
As going through the tunnel I noticed front end was diving down alot buggered oil seal.
Other 3 to follow but slow internet in NZ so will post in the coming weeks.
- Yep, as a lot of us know, Lemon Pledge seems to be a reasonably popular cleaning agent for quick touch up or just keeping the bike clean. I used to be one of those who *may* have used Lemon Pledge, after all the Naphtha in it makes for a very good cleaning agent.
While a little more expensive I bought a pack of the Armorall wipes toward the end of last season. I finally got around to using them and was impressed. They clean well, remove most bugs and water spots, leave a shine and don't smell half bad. One thing I did find out, you will need a second wipe rag because when first taken from the package they are a little wet and will leave behind spots. Depending on how much dirt and grime you are trying to take off of the bike you may use 3 or 4 wipes from the package of twelve.
I am happy with them and they pack nicer into the saddle bag than a round can of Pledge.
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