Finally added the Rocket III to the stable

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself !!' started by BlackjackIII, Apr 14, 2018.

  1. BlackjackIII

    BlackjackIII .020 Over

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    Hello from WA State - Been riding 45yr's, last 20 have been metric cruisers/sport cruisers. I knew my riding experience was never going to be complete until having an affair with the R3R. I've kept my eye on the market for about 5 years (it has to be the right deal) well, that came up 2 weeks ago - 2017 Roadster - Triumph Bags, Shield, Backrest/rack, 1,100 miles. The ride home was testament to the pursuit of happiness. It's monsoon season here, so of course rain every since I parked it. No worries, many enjoyable miles ahead.
    I'm a fair-weather recreational rider and fortunately live at the mouth of the Columbia River Gorge which provides unlimited routes, destinations, terrain, vistas, with minimal traffic. I also have the good fortune of several friends to hook up with or just clear the mind solo. Exploring the forum has already provided that comfort you get knowing to gain or share information with like minded folks is only a click away. The first comfort mod is risers, thinking Rivco risers #TR3017, I have reviewed posts on the forum and wrote to Rivco to confirm fitment, reroute, etc. At 5'10" one-inch up x two-inch back should be just right. Any additional feedback is welcome. I have a feeling each time I push the start button, I'll be thinking:
    "Time for takeoff fasten your seat belts" Cheers
     
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  2. Claviger

    Claviger HP Junkie extraordinaire

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    Welcome from the Olympia area!

    We’ve a big rocket gathering in our state coming in July, RAA West.

    Congrats on your new ride.
     
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    Fingers Living Legend

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    Welcome from Florida
     
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    thorin Owner of Goliath, the giant motorcycle

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    sleeves Turbocharged

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  6. Tal

    Tal Living Legend

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    Welcome from Christchurch New Zealand BJ. You gonna love this bike for sure.
    I have rivco risers but have "Thunderbike" teebars. The sitting position for me is about dead right i feel with any of the three seat choices i have.
    I have kept the stock cables but re-routed them and alls good.
     
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    ArekDeBoss .060 Over

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  8. 1olbull

    1olbull Riding Motor Since 1951

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    WELCOME to ya, Blackjack!
    I knew a guy called Black Jack in OR.
    When we rode the V2K.
    ???
    Anyway, please check out our "Rocket Owners Northwest" forum.
    Click on "Forums" at the top of the page
    Scroll down to bottom under "Usergroups"
    Click on "Rocket Owners Northwest"
     
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    phar2slo Turbocharged

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    Welcome from another Christchurch New Zealand rocket owner.

    Tal's set up is just fantastic as had the privilege to ride his not to long ago.
     
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    Dr.D Turbocharged

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    Welcome. I prefer to ride in good weather also, especially with this torque monster.
     
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