New to me Rocket III

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  1. Timmy

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    G'day guys,

    My name's Tim, 27, in Western suburbs of Victoria AU. Been riding 8 years, Triumphs for 6. Bonnies, Speed Triples and Tigers, oh my. Still own that Bonneville T100 that's now pushing 92,000km.

    I've just bought a 2009 R3R with 91,000km in a really good deal, with some tasteful mods incl. Daymaker headlights, OzClaw filter covering a Ram Air intake and a really short slip-on on the standard headers. PO says it pulled 158hp on dyno but I'm more interested in torque with this bike.

    Previous owner ran CT up the back and the front tyre was bald on one side. Didn't really get a good test ride on it because the area the seller lived in was super hilly and the clutch friction zone sat real low, but I'm looking forward to adjusting it to my needs and getting to grips with it.

    Thanks to all your expertise I have chosen to have an Exedra rear and Cobra chrome front (standard size, haven't ridden it enough to appreciate a smaller tyre up front yet) delivered and will take it to get shoes swapped and the bike roadworthied as soon as that happens.

    Having plugged it in to TuneECU all cylinders are firing with even pressure and I think the map is an OEM remap, but I'm yet to download it to compare to the original.

    Just from browsing the forum I've noticed you guys are a pretty tight knit community with a few Aussies to boot. Looking forward to getting on a big bike again and getting to know you all and contributing what knowledge I can.

    Safe speeding to you all,
    Timmy
     
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    scot in exile Living Legend

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    Welcome and please post a few pictures, the smaller tyre up front does not make a big difference, I have three Rockets two with reg tyres up front the other one has the smaller tyre so I am talking from experience.
     
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    My new baby. Once I have her on the road there will be plenty of better pictures to come :thumbsup:

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    That's encouraging, I guess by the time I look into it I'll know how the bike handles and it'll be some kind of improvement even if only a little one. You're a lucky man to own three Rockets, obviously very devoted to the cause! :thumbsup:
     
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    Boog Traveling Story Teller

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    Hello Tim and welcome from Virginia
     
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    Thanks Boog! :)
     
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    Welcome from Florida
     
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    Thank you fingers!
     
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    Michael_G Road Therapy...

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    Welcome!!! ...and great looking new baby you got there. :D Fast color too... ;):rolleyes::ninja:
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    Thanks Michael! :D Yeah, I figure the metallic black is good for at least +20hp... ;)
     
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