Alexgoldwing

Standard Bore
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Jun 6, 2021
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8
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Curently a Goldwing
Hi guys! My name is Alex and I live in Serbia. Have been riding Honda GL1000 for 13 years. Now I am looking forward to purchase a 2011th Rocket iii Touring. The bike looks to be in very good condition, with 65k kilometers. I am well experienced in wrench ing and mechanics, just never delt with this kind of bike. How reliable they are and how much mileage is too much? And were these models made in UK or elsewhere? Thanks to all! Sorry for bad English 🙂
 

atomsplitter

Top Fuel
Joined
Nov 29, 2007
Messages
1,703
Location
Keller, TX
Ride
2005 Rocket III
Greetings from Texas. The Rocket is made in the UK and is a very solid bike. The motor will go about 180k miles (another 200,000k) before you need to worry about rings, engine bearings, etc. Just maintain the bike and you'll have very little trouble.
 

Michael_G

Road Therapy...
Joined
May 26, 2014
Messages
2,100
Location
Miami, FL
Ride
"Fiona" my '14 R3T & "Delilah" my '16 V-Rod Muscle
WELCOME! new to our R3 family from Miami, Florida. I have a 2014 R3 Touring since new and she's been rock-solid. My only initial issue has been the Triumph heated grips kit I had installed. I'm on my 4th one. The first one lasted a month, the second two months... the third 5 years. First three replaced under warranty. If you go the R3 route, prepare for your new permanent grin :thumbsup: :cool:
-MIG
 

Alexgoldwing

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Curently a Goldwing
Thanks guys, all of you! I hope we will talk here more soon👍
 

Tripps

Retired superhero
Joined
Oct 9, 2010
Messages
8,462
Location
Florida and NY
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R3T,Sprintona,K1200GT, Blackbird,r/65 hack
Welcome to the forum. They are pretty reliable, the transmissions sometimes go, but a 2011 probably already would have gone by now, if they go, they tend to go early, you either get a good one or a bad one, yours is probably good. Congratulations on your excellent English, it's much better than my Serbian. 😉
 

Boog

Traveling Story Teller
Joined
Oct 17, 2013
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7,542
Location
Dumfries, Virginia
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2014 R3T, TORs, RAMAIR
Hello Alex and welcome form Virginia. I'm not sure how long the bikes last as I only have 83K miles on my 2014 R3T so far.
 
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