J1003K

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Layton, Utah
I have been a die-hard Harley man for most all of my adult life; 46 y.o. now. I sold my 93 FLHS two weeks ago which I put a lot of miles on, and I loved every minute of it, but I occasionally found myself wishing I had just a little bit more power. I had a Rocket III pass me coming back from Laughlin this year and I was intrigued. I went down to our local Triumph dealer in Salt Lake City and rode it....then came back a couple of weeks later and rode it again; that did it for me. I found a Rocket III out in Reno, NV with only 3800 miles on it. I flew out there, picked it up and rode it back to SLC. Because I didn't want to spend all day on I-80 coming home (HOT!!!), I maintained my speed at about 85 - 90 mph most all the way home....nice. At one point in the trip home, I saw a group of bikes miles ahead of me (5 Goldwings). I slowly creeped up on them, passed them, and then eventually saw them disappear in my rearview mirrors; I believe I was snickering at that point because I would not have been able to do that on my Harley. I eventually want to put Corbin fairing and saddlebags on this as well as a better seat for my wife, but right now, I'm enjoying the bike.
 

J1003K

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Layton, Utah
Sturgis

Ray, Several of us are doing a burn and turn. We will leave here on the 9th, spend time there on the 10th and head home on the 11th.
 

Toystoretom

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Feb 25, 2006
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Welcome J1003K!

Rockets make pretty good highway bikes. They tend to compress time and distance, don't they :D?
 

PianoMan

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Apr 1, 2006
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Location
Overland Park, Kansas USA
Another Perpetual Grin

Glad you joined the clan and I hope you'll have half the fun I've had with my beast. You can try and explain the virtues of the R3 to non-believers but until they take a ride..... !!!
 

HeR3tic

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Nov 25, 2006
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Heart of Dixie (Alabama)
Welcome to the Forum.

Exactly the feeling I enjoy day to day. There's not been more than a day or two, a cage has been a realistic alternative, for me since the day the beast arrived home with me that I've not gotten a nut-off to and from and from here to there.

There is simply no equivalent.

I'm changing the rear tire at 8k, tomorrow. I'll see whether a chord or two is present then.
 

TxRIIIRider

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Mar 8, 2006
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Location
La Vernia, TX
Welcome to the forum.. :)

Your first trip home sounds kind of like mine, except for the opposite weather. I got my Rocket on New Years Eve 2006, and rode from Dallas to Shreveport to visit for a day or two, and then headed from there home to San Antonio. It was such a gorgeous day that I didn't bring a jacket and was wearing a short sleeve shirt. During the trip I realized that if I didn't make it home before dark, I would be freezing my a$$ off.. lol So I cranked her on up to 90 MPH or so.. sometimes clicking over 100.. and I did make it home just before dark.. :)
 
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