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LOve Riding have a R3R and other present, hope everyone one is well, like straight talk about machines.
Have Riden most of my life on and off because of my Job.
Have riden across the united State @6/7 times, love the ride and people who ride,hope to ride.
Best day 750 miles ouch least day 150-300.Have done tail of the Dragon but not hot roding just to say I did. Trying to teach better half to ride, if she passes the test will give her the Harley and of coarse keep it up for her. Not so hot on group riding, i do not group ride well,better solo rider.Some day will get the Iron but cert. will take the AMA school again just for check up. Self learned how to ride at @12/13 yrs. old.
Lost sister to motoring,lol sorry doll. Love the Gold wing just can not afford one.
that is it. Like the riders no matter what they ride, not a road snob. Take care have a great day.
Not mine, but I know the seller and he is a motorcycle nut. Has too many bikes and decided to let this one go. I believe he recently upgraded the clutch to a Barnett as well. Seems reasonably priced for a 2014:
2014 triumph rocket 3 touring - motorcycles/scooters - by owner -...
Some of you might laugh or do whatever they usually do with those kind of questions… but it did not let me sleep last night...
Yesterday I made my first ride to an old friend with my new TFC (less then 200 km on the ODO) - and he started my thinking with a simple question: what will I do with all the stickers on the bike?
To be honest: I planned to eliminate all of them next weekend - but he states that he normally leaves them all in place based on "originality"-reasons.
So: how do you do it?
Ciao - Peter
PS: I normally kill them all... but that also made me throw away the sticker on my XJR that informes about the right ryre pressure…
I just finished a Neville Lush piston and cam rebuild in ""record time"" with no prior experience. I had allowed myself a full five days during the Christmas holidays for the install. Well, now, more than three months later, I’m finally in a position to say, "job completed!" and share this story with anyone who might want to read along.
Neville accuses me of writing novels in a simple Email, so be prepared to hang on and bear with me. If you'd rather not read the entire manuscript (I'm crushed) and just want to jump to the dramatic conclusion, that would be that I managed NOT to blow up a perfectly good Rocket3 Roadster that, after all was said and done, hit 206hp and 181 torque on the dyno.
[alternate ending here]
Sorry, but this post will be overly long, not only because I might like to have a record of this adventure to read in my old age, but probably more due to the fact that I’m writing this during the Covid-19 crisis when many of us, including me, have a little more time...
I keep hearing this allover the place but then,,, i called Triumph in OKC asking for a tire for the Rocket, "we have to order it and it will get here in 3 to 4 busines days",,, then i asked them ok, then i need a set of engine guards for my BMW, ,,, "we don't keep them in stock, we can order them for you"..
Why would i let them order stuff for me when i can order it myself, get it at the same time or faster and most of the time cheaper???? Can somebody explain???
Detent Spring R&R
My excitement over buying a 2008 Rocket III Touring quickly turned to disappointment when I experienced troubles with the transmission. I didn’t notice a problem on my short test ride but shortly after getting the bike home I noticed some difficulties. The first indication that all was not well was when in 4th gear, when decelerating it would slip out of gear and into a false neutral. Shortly after that I noticed that it would jump into a false neutral while decelerating in any gear other than 5th.
I had read about the troublesome detent spring and deduced that it was the most likely cause of my problems. My first thought was to take it to my local Triumph dealer for repair but I quickly abandoned that idea (more on that later). So I ordered a new detent spring and front cover gasket from Triumph and waited for it to arrive.
Many thanks to my friend Travis, a member of a local Christian MC, Soldiers for Jesus, who graciously allowed me to borrow his...
I've been working with the guys from DealerTool and I got to say they are some great guys to work with. I bought their control cable and software hoping to be able to reset my service intervals on the cluster and to get rid of the wrench on the screen. When I bought the reader they weren't sure if it was going to work on the new R3 but they were pretty sure it would. Well try as I may I couldn't get it to read the ecu. I let them know the issue I was having and by luck they were able to get a 2020 R3 to their shop and everything worked fine.
They offered to take control of my computer after hours (9pm their time) to see if they could figure out what was going on. One thing for sure was I had the wrong driver installed so they fixed that. After looking at was going on they determined I had a bad cable. It's strange because they test for that before shipping but something might have happened along the way. They gave me tracking today and I have a new tested reader heading my way...
Just installed the Progressive springs in the front of my 07 Standard. Really like them, seems to be smooth but stiff. Left tube is a little bent, but I think it will be ok. Replaced right tube, disc and fender. Back in January I got stuck between a Rocket and a hard spot. All is good, minor damage. Bike rides smooth.
Hey everyone, been an owner for a few years now and have referred to this site a few times but only just joined.
I'm from Australia and noticed much of the discussion of batteries here wasnt relevant to what's avaliable in oz.
I've had ongoing issues with my batteries and it's fair to say that up until recently I haven't cared for them as I should. I was buying cheaper varieties and for a time I carried jumper cables around with me.
I'm not sure if it was coincidence or not but during these bouts of regular jumping had, at least on two separate occasions, my engine light come on. Both times I'd taken it to the shop and found it was an easy fix, I've since read that I might be able to fix this myself by updating the time and date.
After delving into the lithium or not debates last night I've decided that, being in oz and never experiencing sub zero temperatures, that lithium is a good choice for me and have shelled out nearly 500 aud on one.
I got an SSB LH20L-BS, it's...
Hi, a couple of days ago I got the lonelec cable and, of course, immediately looking around in the ECM. Very nice, lots of info, removed a fault code and checked the map loaded.
It seems I have the 20355 mapping instead of the 20352, which would be more logical since I have the stock exhaust. Tonight I loaded the Opti2 Penner 20352 which went without problems (mac/Parallels/tuneECU).
Due to Covid19 I will probably have some time tomorrow afternoon to ride the Rocket, can't wait
I'll let you know how she runs!
After many years of doing vehicle/atv/mower maintenance, rehabbing half a dozen or so barn bike finds to sell (mostly 80's V4 Hondas), and a few car builds I figured it was time to get some proper big boy tools. Sadly, US manufacturing slacked from metric so long the occasional non metric is still needed so you have to buy 2 sets of everything to cover both standards. I thought it was nice this brand color codes for quick access with black being metric and red SAE.
This old stuff has treated me well through the years and will find a new home with my son who needed some stuff for his job doing appliance repairs and commercial kitchen installs.
Don't tell me it won't fit. It just needed some "persuasion."
Ok, so here's the deal: I was originally looking at the rocket because it's crazy. Then I saw that carpenter had built it up to another level of stupid crazy. It was always in the back of my mind, but I liked my race bike and my track days and 200 mph on my ****** rocket.
Skip ahead a few years and I find myself living in a park where everything useful is more than an hour ride away. The jibblets didn't like that. The wife also didn't like the fact that there was no back seat. So I trade to a 2013 R3 Touring. In the back of my mind I always had the carpenter bike in my head, and when I check google: Holy Crap they made a sidewinder now too!
Skip ahead a bit more and I'm calling Carp to order this lovely sidewinder! Now I don't know if they failed to mention it to me, or I failed to mention it to them that I had a touring, not a roadster, or whatnot. But the Sidewinder exhaust apparently wasn't made to fit the Touring...
Hi folks just signing in for first time. Long time rider with 7 current bikes ranging from a 74 honda cb200t to my newest Rocket 3 TFC. Only been out twice for a total of 100km so far but super happy with it. Shocked at how light the bike feels once moving with the big tires and loving the brake . That and its just super friggen awesome looking
Ok, other people from Germany would call us "Bavarians" - but normally they have to take care that they are able tun run veeeeeery fast...
My Name is Peter, I am a pround owner of a Rocket TFC with actually lesss than 300 km on the counter due to the COVID-situation.
But hopefully this will not take too long, so I hope to use the summer for some joyrides.
I also send out a loud "SORRY!" for sometimes abusing your language - but as it's not my mother-language, I promise I will do my very best.
Say Hello to my Baby!
Ciao - Peter
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