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- Well, here's a picture of Scar at the moment, 2006 bike with a 5th gear dog ring that's rounded off. The forks, brakes, and some other little bits will be removed, then he's strapped to pallet and in my garage late next week!
So now that Mufasa is very nearly complete, it's time to make the two bikes more focused.
Mufasa is well along the path of land speed bike.
Scar will be a heavily customized bike with little left untouched.
Current plans are:
Touring swingarm conversion
Touring rear wheel
LASleeves overbore liners
CP Pistons @10.5:1
Haltech Elite 1000
Fully digital OLED color dash
Black Ops 1000cc injectors
Corvette 4bar Regulator/Filter
Ozrider Pipes (with a real muffler this time lmao)
Chopped and lightened frame
Cometic copper head gasket
MTC clutch setup
Robinson Trans again
Hugger rear fender
Modified gas tank
Some sort of bags and likely a batwing fairing
Heated Corbin Fastgun
- a while ago some of us in the soon to be geriatric gang discussed the pro and con of trailering in the end to each his own whatever the reason ..and as I partaked in the discussion I posted the picture of the trailer I use it is a 2 horse trailer modified for 200 horsepower no piss no poop no smell just strong for the job.
I wanted a dual axle and brakes and horsetrailers all over have dual axles which in my book is far superior than single , split the weight distribution , but mostly resist fishtailing and that is the biggest advantage ... do not ask how I know!! the only problem with the one I found in good shape all around did not have a ramp built in like some do but the standard middlepost and dual rear doors so I managed to make the post removeable and carried a ramp inside but as time goes by and the years piling on my old bones I took the bait once more and having too much time on my hands I grabbed the angle grinder and...
- Norton Unveils Gorgeous And Affordable New Atlas 650
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© RideApart.com Norton Atlas 650
We knew it!
At this point, we were all pretty sure of what we were going to find under the cover when Norton was going to unveil its latest model: the Atlas 650. We simply didn’t know how it would end up looking and boy, was it worth the surprise. Norton unveiled not one, but two variants of the Atlas and they’re easy on the eye. The best part? They’re actually not crazy expensive and Norton has high-volume ambitions!
© RideApart.com Norton Atlas 650 Ranger
The all-new Atlas 2019 Ranger and Nomad are game changers for the small historical manufacturer. Since it’s British revival a few years ago, Norton Motorcycles has dabbled in more premium, low-volume models and until now, mass production wasn’t in the visor. This is about to change with the...
- Finally decided to pull the trigger....just ordered a new Roadster from National Powersports. $10999....I wonder what Triumph sold them for. Salesman claims they bought 60 and are almost out, for whatever that's worth. Now comes all the work to get it set up like my '07, and the pain of selling that old girl. Might be the only new motorcycle I ever buy.
- I have a 2014 Rocket Roadster for sale, with 5,000miles, Corbin beetle bags, Corbin two up touring seat. And a brand new rear Bridgestone excedra. Phantom Black with red stripe. Selling to help pay for my tuition cost. The clutch still needs to be replaced and it's due time for a service. Because of this,... For anyone willing to come pick it up, I will let it go for $8k. The clutch fibres are starting to wear down but still very drivable.
- I just returned from the Rocky Point Rally 2018, what an absolute hoot! Highly recommended! Anyway on the return trip on Mexican Highway 86 (some call it the Mexican Autobahn) running anywhere from 90 to 120 (just for a bit) I burned up over 3/4 of a tank of gas in 60 miles. Just a reminder that if you are going to stroll along at those speeds make sure the gas stations are not too far apart, lol. Having said that the poor gas milage was worth every penny.
- Hi all,
I've just purchased a new Rocket 3 Roadster and new to this page.
This is my third Triumph. First was a 2013 America, a great bike to get back on the road after 20yrs of not riding, the 2nd was a 2015 Thunderbird Commander, another great bike but after sitting on the Rocket 3 in Perth I feel in love, and after picking her up 2 weeks ago the love affair continues.
I have been reading some interesting threads on mapping the ECU and the 12 minute tune (that I was previously unaware of). I have some aftermarket slip on pipes arriving in a couple of days that I'll use the 12 minute tune on. Once I get my head around mapping the ECU I'll look at removing the cat and also installing a Ramair air system to unleash the beast.
Out here in the country we can open up the throttle and feel the breeze between the knees..
It's all about the ride
- Our local HD dealership had a pretty big event last week and as the salesman were going to be busy I was asked if I would lead some demo rides , no problem as I will ride any motorbike plus getting paid is an extra, by the way the sportster really sucks
Over the three day event they sold 38 bikes, not bad.
- Bought my 2018 Roadster in August and absolutely love it. Prior ride was a 1987 Kawi Concours, but the itch for the R3 just kept growing. Had been lurking on list gaining info for about six months prior, waiting for R3 price to come down. Then one day it was so low I had to buy it! This is the craziest, most fun on two wheels--can't beat torque and riding one big, intimidating looking bike.
Also currently have a 1971 BSA Lightning (who needs more than 4 gears?) and a 1983 GPz 550 (restoring and hoping to sell in spring). Owned a Norton Commando for 20 years and is the only bike I regret ever selling.
I've learned a lot from you guys already, and look forward to your responses to future questions. Very glad this groups exists.
- Heading out in a few hours for the Rolling Thunder toy run In Cowata Oklahoma. 81st st and Hwy 51. Bikes out by 11:45. Might be a bit on the cold side but all toys collected for a poor part of Oklahoma and that is saying a lot believe me. Temperatures down into the Twenty's But no snow. No. 74 will be there. Got more toys than i have Motorcycle. I'll figure it out. Not exactly but who cares. Wife is going to help carry some in the pickup and keep a eye on me. Ain't using the pick up as a back up. Really can not figure out how to load the toys. Got a bit drunk and went over the top at wall-mart. Already know I'll be the only Rocket present. Figured we would throw it out there anyhow. Nature of the beast. Really like the song by this guy Kid Rock "Chickens in the Pen" The mule keeps kicking
- Hey everybody! I am a long time rider, but just purchased a 2018 R3R on closeout. It is my first Triumph bike. I always admired these bikes and found a good deal on one, so I grabbed it. Actually, it is on the east coast being shipped to me as I write this, so I haven't even been on it yet!
- I've fought an unstable idle and tuning problems since I bought my 05 R3. The bike has 17k miles on it and was bone stock when I bought it. Now, Carpenter header exhaust, Ramair and, tuneecu.
Looking down inside the fuel tank it looked clean but that silly un-lead plate bolted to the bottom of fill neck prevented a close look. Bored today I drained tank to possibly correct lying low fuel light. When I removed the inspection service plate and removed the pump filter assembly I found Lots of rust and brown fuel when I removed filter and emptied it.
Scotch brighted the interior of the tank, used leaf blower to blow the residue out then wiped it clean with WD40 socked shop towel.
A two hour trip to the Triumph shop wasn't happening today so I searched the web for alternative fuel filter.
Found Napa Gold 3032 with a burst strength of 60 PSI and is being used by lots of Ducatti folks with no problems.
Went for test ride, idle rock steady, good cold start and too much first gear roll...
- My name is John, I live in a small town in Tennessee called Rogersville.
My first real street bike was a 76 Triumph Bonneville 750 back in the early 80s and since then I've had mostly metric with a Harley mixed in there. I've always said my first bike was a Triumph to my last bike will be a Triumph and I've always wanted a rocket 3 since the day they came out.
A few weeks back I found this forum and asked if there was any issues with the R3T. I was interested in buying one I had my eye on but wanted to make sure i would not regret it. Thanks to all the great feedback I received I did decide to purchase it, a 2014 R3T and I LOVE IT!!!
Only issue I have is I have to make sure bike is pointing straight BEFORE I crack the throttle. If not straight she will snap that back tire loose and start coming around which in turn causes my butt to turn my drawers into a thong. LOL A whole lot of torque.
I was wondering if this forum has a Facebook page as well?
- Hi everyone,
Just introducing to this great forum. Had a lot of good reading so far.
I'm ED from Lithuania, and i ride 2006 Triumph Rocket 3 classic.
Had very different bikes before (Enduro, Adventure Dual sports, Sport, Sportstouriers, Street and so on), but this is my first Cruiser bike, and i really doubt if i will want another bike soon.
I've got custom made stainless steel exhaust, decat. Looking to put the K&N under the tank and remap it with TuneECU(that is my current interesting reading).
As its almost winter time here and its illegal to drive the bike in 5 days, will be doing maintenance and some mods on it.
- Last time Black Betty went to Carpenter, I got her back and was very unsatisfied with how she ran. Bob didn't seem to have the time or desire to get her running right. I couldn't figure out exactly what the issue was, and was given help and suggestions from a couple of members here. Thanks to those guys! So I brought Betty to another mechanic who tunes race cars and bikes. Again we got nowhere. Finally I brought her to Tommy at Extreme Machines in Millstone NJ. He's the guy who tunes the Triumph Streamliner before they go to Bonneville. Well it turned out that all my problems were in the tune. He wound up getting 251 hp and 185 ft/lbs of torque. That's with pump gas and filters in place. She now has more low and midrange power than ever before. It's no secret that I like sending the front tire skyward, but I'm having to relearn how to ride in 1st gear. Barely off throttle at 25-30% the front tire wants to leave the ground. There is no snapping the throttle open in 1st at anywhere...
- After the great ride with dandiego and PreStaged, I want to offer a ride up in my part of the state. The ride will begin at the Flying J at State Road 52 and I-75 near San Antonio and end at the Pilot Travel Center at State Road 44 and I-75 near Wildwood. In between there will be twisties, sweepers, and a lot of pretty country side. There will even be a wonderful view of the Gulf of Mexico. The total ride will take about 4 hours and cover 131 miles. At the halfway point there is a good Mexican restaurant or a local burger place that make really good burgers and their own root beer.
I am thinking Saturday, November 17th which is the Saturday before Thanksgiving. If that is too close to Thanksgiving, we could do Saturday, December 1. According to historical averages, that will be about 4 degrees cooler than the November date.
Either way, we could start at 10 am, get to the eating place by 12. Assuming an hour for lunch, we would arrive at the Pilot Travel Center around 3 pm....
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