I Am A Real Life Man, And I Got A Rocket

KSCOTT

Standard Bore
Joined
Apr 12, 2006
Messages
8
Location
MESA AZ
HI, IM KELLY ,LIVE IN MESA AZ, I MIGHT POST MORE IF I WAS BETTER WITH COMPUTER, OR MAYBE SOMEONE IN AZ, MIGHT COME OUT OF THERE COMFORT ZONE, AND TRY TO TALK TO ME, I'VE LOOKED FOR OTHER ROCKET OWNERS IN AZ, BUT HAVE YET TO SEE ANOTHER ROCKET ON THE ROAD BESIDES MINE.
MINE IS BLUE, WITH LIGHT BLUE TRIBAL, I HAVE CORBIN YOUNG GUN SEAT(I ACTUALLY TRIED TO ORDER FAST GUN BUT LIKE MOST OPERTIONS IN THIS WORLD, THE GUY JUST HAD HIS HEAD TO FAR UP SOME WHERE ELSE TO HEAR STAIGHT, I DIDNT RELIZE HE SOLD ME THE WRONG ONE UNTIL 6 DAYS LATER WHEN IT CAME AND MY BUT WAS SO SORE FROM ROCKETROID CAUSING FACTORY SEAT, I JUST SETTLED)
I HAVE TOR'S, NO CAT, FACTORY REPROGRAM FOR TOR'S, INSTALLED SWITCH TO MAKE IT THINK ITS IN 4TH, ( DROPED FROM 12.11 TO 12.04 AT THE TRACK AT ALMOST
1175 LBS)
I HAVE MADE SOME CUSTOM FORWARD CONTROLS, BUT THEY ARE JUST PROTO TYPES
8 INCHES FORWARD, IM 5'18.5" TALL BY THE WAY AND WIEGH 345, NAKED ON EMPTY
THEY MAKE IT ALOT MORE COMFORTABLE,
I HAVE 6500 MILES ON BIKE NOW, I BOUGHT IT IN FEB. PUT IT INTO THE SIDE OF 92 FORD F150(GOOD THING THEY ARE NOT LIKE A ROCK HAHA, IM CHEVY TECH,FORDS ARE BAD) MAY 04 A BLOCK AWAY FROM WORK, SOME YOUNG GIRL TURNED LEFT IN FRONT OF THE 92 F150(SHE WAS IN A 92 PROBE) HE WAS ON MY LEFT ABOUT 50 FEET IN FRONTOF ME, GOT FLUNG IN FRONT OF ME, THE PROBE ALSO CAME AROUND AND ALMOST SANDWICHED ME, FOR A WRECK IT WAS PERFECT, ONLY SUFFERED DAMAGED TO MY THROAT(I COULD NOT WIMPPER LIKE A PUPPY FOR MY WIFE ANY MORE FOR ABOUT 3 MONTHS, YOU COULD IMAGINE HOW THAT EFFECTED MY BEDROOM LIFE)
THE ROCKET TOOK IT WELL TOO, BUT AS FAR AS I WAS CONCERN MY NEW 3000 MILE
MOTORCYCLE WAS TOTALED
HANDLE BARS, MIRRORS, GAUGES, HEAD LIGHT, FUEL TANK, CONTROLS ON LEFT SIDE, SCRATCH IN LEFT SIDE OF CASE(BY WAY IS ABOUT 5800 TO REPLACE, IM AFRAID TO LET ANY ONE DO IT)
REAR TIRE, LEFT PIPE, AND MY SUOMY HELMET(GREAT, COMFORTABLE FIT, BUT VERY NOISY) IT TOOK 2 MONTHS FOR THE REPAIRES TO BE COMPLETED, GOT THE BIKE BACK
DIRTY, AND QUITE FEW THINGS ON MY LIST HAD NOT BEEN REPAIRED(THIS GOES BACK TO THEM PEOPLE THAT JUST HAVE WAY TO MUCH WORK AND ARE UNDER PAYED JUST LIKE THE CORBIN DUDE WITH HEARING PROBLEM, OR MAYBE IM JUST TOO NICE AND NEED TO START SWINGIN FROM THE GET GO SO POEPLE WILL LISTEN!!!!)
WHEN I FIRST GOT IT BACK I ALMOST CRYED, I WAS SO HAPPY TO SEE IT, AND YET VERY DISCUSTED AT IT CONDITION,
FEW WEEKS LATERS I MADE THE FORWARD CONTROLS, FOR MY LONGEST RIDE EVER,
DONT LAUGH, 450 MILES ONE WAY TO DOLORACE COLARADO(I CANT SPELL TO SAVE MY LIFE), GREAT RIDEM ON THE WAY BACK, 50 MILES IN TO ON A SUNDAY AFTERNOON, ON
RESERVATION, WITH NO CELL SERVICE, WENT TO DROP DOWN TO 3RD TO PASS
AND THE SHIFTER JUST FLOPED IN THE WIND, RIGHT THEN I SAID QUICK PRAYER(IM LDS
BY THE WAY) HOPING IT WAS JUST THE LINKAGE I HAD MODIFED ,BUT OH NO, IT WAS PROBALY SOME ONE GETTING BACK AT ME FOR RIDING ON THE SABBATH
JUST BEFORE THE TRIP I WAS READING ON HERE OR R3OWNERS.COM ABOUT
A COUPLE OF PEOPLE HAVING PROBLEMS WITH THE BOLT INSIDE THE TRANS ON THE SHIFT SHAFT COMING OUT, SURE ENOUGH, I WAS DISSAPOINTED, I RODE 400 MILES
IN 4TH, MY BROTHER INLAW ON A VTX 1300 STILL COULD NOT KEEP UP WITH ME( HE NOW HAS A VTX1800 STILL SEES THE REAR OF MY ROCKET AND HE MORE THAN 100 LBS LIGHTER THAN ME, IT WONT EVEN GET IN THE 12'S)
I WAS SO AFRAID TAKING THE BIKE TO THE SHOP, FIRST THING WAS THE CONTROLS,
I THAUGHT THEY MIGHT NOT WARRANTY IT BECAUSE OF THEM, THE SECOND WAS
THESE GUYS COULD FIX THE BIKE THE FIRST TIME FROM THE WRECK, NO WAY DID
I WANT THESE DUDES IN MY MOTOR.
WELL I LET THEM DO IT, TOOK ABOUT MONTH, THE BIKE WAS CLEAN, WHE I GOT IT BACK( I DONT THINK THERE A DETAIL SHOP , BUT WHEN SOME ONE SPENDS ALMOST 20K AT A PLACE AND THEN THEY GOT ANOTHER 5K AFTER THE WRECK, WHERES THE
FREAKIN INITIATIVE ?)

THEY ALSO FIXED THE REST OF MY PUNCH LIST FROM THE WRECK.
EXCEPT THE RIGHT MIRROR, SOME PEOPLE JUST HAVE A HARD TIME BREATHING.
THE WORK WAS GOOD I ALMOST COULDNT TELL THE CASE CAME APART. AND THE OIL SEEPAGE I HAD THAT THEY TRYED TO FIX 3 OTHER TIMES BEFOR FROM A BOLT BY THE KICK STAND SENSOR
WAS ALSO FIXED,
I HAVE SINCE PUT ABOUT 3500 HAPPY MILES ON THE ROCKET, INSTALLED THE 4TH GEAR SWITCH MOD(LIKE THE NO SPEED LIMIT, DONT NOTICE MUCH DIFFERENCE IN FIRST AND SECOND EXCEPT AT THE TRACK IN MY TIMES)


WELL IM TRIED EVEN TO TIRED TO READ AND SEE IF THIS MAKE SENCE,
IM SURE YOU GUYS WILL HELP ME WITH GRAMAR AND SPELLING,
IS THIS ENOUGH OF A POST TO COUNT Slartibartfast
THANKS TO EVERY ONE WHO HELPS WITH THIS SITE, ITS A NICE THING:D
 

PianoMan

Nitrous
Joined
Apr 1, 2006
Messages
1,247
Location
Overland Park, Kansas USA
AridZona

Kelly..... Welcome back. I remember talking with you several times. I think once before the mess started and once after. I know you were looking for a little more sound than the stock pipes and hopefully you've got the set up you want. I understand the R3 power though I'm 5'15" ...... it's hauling 400 lbs around with no real effort. I either need to lose a bunch or see if Flip can build me a side car to haul my own butt around! (Here's where I was going to put the "Laughing Out Loud" icon but when I thought about it...... it ain't that funny. Nutri system.....here I come.

Glad you're having better luck with your beast. When it's working right......it's hard to beat.
 

Toystoretom

Living Legend
Joined
Feb 25, 2006
Messages
2,449
Actually.... you made a great post! I really didn't have any trouble understanding it.... but I have to wonder if maybe you think you are on another site???:roll:

Anyway... we're glad to see you here:bch:

Tomo...not Slarti
 

Hondax

Moderator
Joined
Mar 8, 2006
Messages
1,287
Location
Body:West Central Missouri, Mind: Yes I are.
Great post KScott. The drama came thru load and clear.:D As well it should with what you've been thru.
If you feel self conscience about your spelling, do what i do and check it before sending. How you ask? Simple, just click on the "ABC"(with the check-mark below it) located in the upper right corner of the page you are typing on,....see it?,.....and follow the prompt. It's that easy.

It's good to have you back, but Startibartfast and crew ARE on another forum.:eek:
 

raymond braswell

Turbocharged
Joined
Jul 24, 2006
Messages
574
Location
Kansas City, Missouri
longest post since Al Gore invented the internet. KSCOTT, you should stay at this forum. We will get a bunch together and ride to AZ next summer so you won't be the only Rocket in the desert.:flame:
 

BeerBiker

Standard Bore
Joined
Nov 7, 2006
Messages
9
Location
Tucson
Another AZ Rocket

Kelly - I just joined this esteemed forum the other day and saw your intro message. I live in Tucson. If you ever get down this way sent me an e-mail and we'll make the canyons quake.

BeerBiker
 

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