R3T rebuild project by Ishrub

Discussion in 'Rocket III Touring Forum' started by Ishrub, Jul 22, 2019.

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    Ishrub Retired and loving it!

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    Yep its me, one of your local (sort of) Rag and Bone men SEEKING bits and pieces not for nefarious reasons but to possibly restore this now fading beauty who flopped over at her 21st like many before her;):D

    She had just turned 21,121 miles before taking a extended rest.;):D

    I opened me gob in another thread

    Yep straight frame, expensive but doable.

    I don't think I am up to a @canecorso effort.
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    Daunting, to be sure.

    Just for idle time, I went to Hermy's and generated this list. Not everything, most likely, yet enough for me to think I'd pass on the bike, even if someone donated it to me, and find one for sale for less than the parts, and not needing so much TLC.

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    Thanks Paul - I suspect you may be right. scrounging will reduce that cost substantially and getting it backon the road would not neccesarily require full cosmetics. Could make a great trike or sidecar outfit and no real need for panniers etc.
     
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    I have some parts it looks like you need,but I’m thinking shipping from Canada to Australia may not be worth it for you.
     
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    Who took off the front and rear crash bars?
     
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    nice buy.

    I think a motorcycle wrecker in SA was wreaking one of these last year!
     
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    Picked it up today it was one of a lifelong private collection of 700, yes 700 motorcycles plus a heap of cars. That is more than the so called National Motorcycle museum we visited during our RDU recently.
    A rich senior barrister lawyer. He died last year at just 62, months before intending to retire from the Bar and become a Judge and work just 3 days a week. Never smoked or drank and spent a fortune seeking cures worldwide but the end was inevitable.

    The Collection Manager/curator, a panel beater/painter mechanic had worked for him fulltime for the past 10 years maintaining and fixing etc his collection in his warehouse in a rural centre. We had a great chat and was envious of his career. Parting chat was what he would do now after discussing his boss' missed retirement I was pleased to hear he is retiring happily himself when the collection is sold and he looked to be in his early 50's and will now enjoy his own collection of cars. Bastard! ;):D

    They are still going for sale on eBay for Au$5000 - Au$50,000+ for the rarest ones each. Been going for months now. He had 5x Triumph Rockets, (and 10's of BSA Rockets and Triumph Tridents etc. 1 R3 was turbo'ed, 1 supercharged, a stock mint and he was going to turn this into a trike apparently. plus another complete write early R3. These 2 damaged R3's were a complete rarity. The rest were either perfect mint, road ready or good collectables. Amazing!


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    Ishrub Retired and loving it!

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    Thanks, I shall be interested to hear what you have if you wish to PM me.
    IF it gets a resurrection I will definitely have to chase bits worldwide and buy them together to combine postage as it is certainly an issue, but the Canadian postal rates are REALLY terrible.;):(:D

    Lots of thinking and research to do before making decisions.:cool:
     
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    Amazes me how quickly an insurance company will total a bike. I'm mean, yea, it's scratched up and dented, but looks rideable, as is. Pick up another tank, loose the bags, etc. And have a pretty nice Rocket! Poor thing looks like it got it on both sides. Must have done a high side, and flipped a few times.:(
     
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    Sometimes all it takes is a scratch on the frame.
     
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