Jack

.020 Over
Joined
May 10, 2020
Messages
20
Location
Auckland NZ
Ride
2004 Rocket 3
Have you thought about the pipes after the headers? Maybe something like these. . .

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Have you thought about the pipes after the headers? Maybe something like these. . .

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I did agonize over that, but I got lazy and didn't want a headache with certification. The rules are rightly quite strict here in NZ and I wanted the bike legal. Ended up dropping the headers into the original plumbing.
 

r3badboy

.060 Over
Joined
Mar 28, 2015
Messages
167
Location
New Zealand
Ride
06 Rocket 3 & all years parts built R3
I bought this bike as a wreck and decided to slim it down not really knowing how it would end up. First to go was the radiator. Replaced with a custom dual core. Always disliked the twin headlights so sourced a single headlight and shoe-horned it into the cowling along with the speedo and tach. The ignition had to be moved so found a spot just behind the oil container. I chose the seat from a 2019 HD Livewire and fabricated the framework to support it. That meant I needed different shaped sidecovers which I fabricated with an angular theme to match the custom front guard. Original headers had to go. Built these 1' 3/4 diameter beauties. I had to move the rear brake reservoir away from the heat zone. New rear shocks and a custom tail tidy. Motogadget front indicators fitted to handlebar ends.

I'm looking for a second hand Ozclaw to cover the expansion bottle and air filter.

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Nicely done Jack 👌
If you venture up Northland give us a shout, be great to take a look in the flesh (more so metal 👍)
 

RazMan

.040 Over
Joined
Mar 31, 2022
Messages
100
Location
Dorset, UK
Ride
2004 Classic, Goldwing Bobber
Thanks Razman.
I knew that I wanted to remove some bulk but I didn't know exactly where I was heading.
I'm very happy with the end result, especially finding a seat that would marry up to the tank.
I originally ordered a set of headers from Paul Bryant but he let me down so I ended up making my own.
Do you have any info you can share on the radiator? It looks much better than standard - really modernises the older Rocket. :cool:
 

canecorso

The custom seat man
Joined
Apr 12, 2015
Messages
1,187
Location
Toronto, Canada
Ride
2005 Triumph Rocket 3 Classic
very nicely done I think what Compleat it would be a short fender to the license plate will finish it off.
your radiator looks smaller than stock? did you get a smaller radiator made?
 

Jack

.020 Over
Joined
May 10, 2020
Messages
20
Location
Auckland NZ
Ride
2004 Rocket 3
Do you have any info you can share on the radiator? It looks much better than standard - really modernises the older Rocket. :cool:
I had it custom made from my drawings. The key to a smaller radiator is to have it made from a twin core. The originals are only a single core. Of course it’s now thicker so I had to customise the steering stops otherwise the forks will hit the top header tank. I didn’t get to technical with the drawings I just made sure there were well placed threaded buttons recessed into the header tanks. I then adapted brackets that would bolt onto the tank and line up with the original radiator mounts in the frame.
 
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