Rocketman no more

Discussion in 'Rocket III Roadster' started by Dalan, Aug 9, 2018.

  1. Dalan

    DalanSupercharged

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    Traded the R3R in today. I will miss it for the raw power and looks.

    Missed last two RAA West meets, life interferred.

    I have enjoyed this place, discussions and knowledge. But cartilage loss in a knee, I needed to make changes to increase comfort. Holding the bike up on our half mile gravel road, pushing the bike to backup on gravel...time for change.

    Maybe I will catch up on some of you on the road someday.

    Got a few items in good condition to sell. I will post them next week.

    Hanging on to Ted the Triumph bear. Hope the little bugger does not shoot me in the back with his revolver. I can hear it now:

    “Bloody Hell Mate! You sold the Rocket?! You want me to ride on a Can-Am? What were you thinking?!”

    Guess I can ride alone.
     
  2. phar2slo

    phar2sloTurbocharged

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    Good luck with the new wheels.

    They are a blast and with reverse a breeze to move around.

    Cheers
     
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  3. Idaho Red Rocket 3

    Idaho Red Rocket 3Living Legend

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    I'm sure many have a Spyder in the back of their minds ... when the time comes. I do.
     
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  4. FE_rex

    FE_rexBob Wills is still the King

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    Be careful in the transition. My wife has a Spyder and there have been couple times when I grabbed for the front brake and a quick stop became a emergency stop.
     
  5. Dalan

    DalanSupercharged

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    That emergency slowdown was today. Thought I was too hot into a corner. Somebody broke off the front brake lever.
     
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    motolinkNitrous

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    Others have tried leaving but they all come back.
     
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  7. barbagris

    barbagrisMad Scientist

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    I am waiting to see what these are like for when "THAT MOMENT" arrives, though I hope we're a few years off.

    Pricewise they are not ridiculous. Not cheap, but not SILLY.

    What may upset things is that I think that you may be allowed (here) to ride one WITHOUT a M/C licence, much as one can a 3 wheel maxi-scooter. I forsee, if so, some thumps.

    [​IMG]

    I'd rather , tbh, get a small sports car than a Spyder.
     
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  8. Bedifferent

    BedifferentOld man on a bike

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    I've thought if it ever came to that I would have to consider a trike conversion for my Rocket. It seems like it would be cheaper and I would still be on the bike I like.
     
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  9. rainman

    rainmanSeabee can do

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    Just because you got rid of the rocket doesn't mean you have to
    I didn't when I traded mine in 2012
     
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  10. EasTexRIII

    EasTexRIIIUneasy Rider

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    Don’t go with Motortrike......
     
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