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Rocket727

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Joined
Nov 5, 2006
Messages
47
Location
Chapel Hill, NC (Chatham County)
Hello all,

I'm Hal from North Carolina and the proud owner of a black 2006 Rocket III since May 06. I have a little over 2500 miles on her including today's cold ride. I also own a 1982 Harley LowRider shovelhead which I also ride at least once a week. I love both these bikes for their different character and could never compare them. I guess the Rocket is my Rottweiler and the Harley is my old Bloodhound. These two are my fourth and fifth bikes and previously owned two Ducati's and a Harley Sportster in the 60's and 70's. Did 20 yrs in the military and flew the DC-9 and Boeing 727 for 18 years afterwards. Presently build one or two homes a year here in NC. After browsing this site, it sure looks like there is a great group of Rocket owners who are very knowledgeable of their machines. Mine is stock from the dealer but I would like to put an full exhaust system that increases performance but doesn't void the warranty. I just wish I could hear one for real before I make the change. Anyway,looking foward to the forums!
 

Sidecar Flip

Living Legend
Joined
Jul 16, 2006
Messages
6,359
Location
20150 Mc Carty Rd. Deerfield, Michigan 49238
Wecome aboard and fasten you seatbelt. There will be no smoking (that sounds like something from years ago) until we reach crusing altitude.......

It's fun here. Lots of knowledgable old farts (myself included, not knowledgable however) and good times.

It's a great bike and no comment on the HD.:D

This isn't a real techno forum. Thank goodness for that. That techno stuff intimidates me. Besides, if I wanted to go really fast, I'd bought a 'Busa.:eek:

You'll have fun here too. Great place to go after a long day.
 

Toystoretom

Living Legend
Joined
Feb 25, 2006
Messages
2,449
Hi Hal!!

We've got plenty of techno stuff (I guess Flip has never gone to the propwand forum) but we like like to have fun with our buddies and go riding too. Now that winter is setting in I'm sure things will start to get a little goofy around here... kind of like Rocket related cabin fever :D.

We went for a ride today in 55F temps and I really didn't feel it, the Rocket, it seems, is good for the soul. Everytime I go out and ride I like it more and more... never had a bike that did that before this.

Welcome to the website Hal... I do hope you join in :bch:

Tomo
 

PianoMan

Nitrous
Joined
Apr 1, 2006
Messages
1,247
Location
Overland Park, Kansas USA
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Glad to have you with us. You've got a nice part of the country surrounding you in N.C. I used to spend some time in Greenville and took trips to Okracoke Island and then over to New Bern. Being a frustrated golfer..... I took advantage of some wonderful golf courses in your fair state but they ended up taking advantage of me.

I used to grab the stick with a Skyhawk, Skylane, Cardinal and later a P model Bonanza. I remember my instructor's first comment." If you're taking off in an aircraft and when you look out the window, everything's getting smaller......You're doing okay!" Put on all four stripes because you are officially declared an R3 Captain.Link Removed

Enjoy the site and don't forget to hit the flat part of the nail when you're building something!
 

raymond braswell

Turbocharged
Joined
Jul 24, 2006
Messages
574
Location
Kansas City, Missouri
welcome Rocket 727

Great group. Glad to have you aboard. Kansas City boys probably a little irritated at me because I cancelled on a ride we had planned for this weekend...but I had good reason! Flew for 15 years intenationally on business and hated every minute. Not in control syndrome. Have the same feeling in cars when someone else is driving. But not on the Rocket! We are one together. Sidecar are you kidding? Never seen more info on a site trying to squeeze an extra bit of horsepower into these monsters that are already torqued to the hilt...propwand baby!!!:cool:
 

Sidecar Flip

Living Legend
Joined
Jul 16, 2006
Messages
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Location
20150 Mc Carty Rd. Deerfield, Michigan 49238
Toystoretom said:
Hi Hal!!

We've got plenty of techno stuff (I guess Flip has never gone to the propwand forum) but we like like to have fun with our buddies and go riding too. Now that winter is setting in I'm sure things will start to get a little goofy around here... kind of like Rocket related cabin fever :D.
Tom:

Techno for me is changing the batteries in my Mag Light.;)
 

britman

Nitrous
Joined
Sep 8, 2006
Messages
1,364
Location
Fredericksburg, Virginia
Ride
2005 Rocket 3/2014 Moto Guzzi Touring
Welcome Fellow East Coast Dweller

Hal, Welcome aboard. Hope to see you jump in often and you will find tons of info on this site concerning nearly any modification for the R/3 you can think up. The guys from the mid-west do tend to discuss the "Wizard of OZ", cows, and corn an awful lot at times, so I'm glad there is another coast person around. Seriously, this is a good group and you usually find a laugh or too everytime you log in.
 

raymond braswell

Turbocharged
Joined
Jul 24, 2006
Messages
574
Location
Kansas City, Missouri
Cows & Corn

Watch out Britman, mess with us and you mess with the whole trailor park! If us Midwestern boys get pissed off enough we'll send some flying monkey's at ya!:flame:
 

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