to the harley riders out there who also own a rocket

Discussion in 'Rocket III Roadster' started by Lemieuxfan, Nov 26, 2018.

  1. Lemieuxfan

    LemieuxfanSupercharged

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    which bike to you ride more and why was recently at a hd dealership and looking at their CVO streetGlide selling for a 42.9 it is an incredible bike but with financing costs added in you're looking at a cool 60k investment....ouch
     
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  2. warp9.9

    warp9.9Pocałuj mnie w dupę

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    Thats a lot of money to spend on short iron
     
  3. atlsrt44

    atlsrt44.060 Over

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    Good God. Add 10k and you can buy a hellcat
     
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    If I had 60k to waist, it would be on 5 NEW Rockets....all RED, or black with a red Race Strip
     
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    Frosty RiderSupercharged

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    2001 CVO Wide Glide, I ride that if I am with a group that has large touring bikes, Harleys, basically anything not overly fast, or whenever I just feel like taking my time and cruising along,
    2010 R3T, this is used when riding with crotch rockets, or anything fast, sometimes they even keep up, or when ever I need to smile, or be a total hooligan
    Yea, the rocket see's more street time than the Harley
     
  6. FE_rex

    FE_rexBob Wills is still the King

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    Depends on purpose of ride.
    I'd say:
    RK and Rocket ~same
    K1300s maybe less
    Vrods not much at all

    RK Positive - most comfortable bike (police seat, 2" forward brake, 1" forward floors). Bike is easiest to replace parts or whole items, fantastic low speed manners
    Negative - poor high-speed manners compared to other bikes, throttle is more of a volume control than a speed control - soon to change

    Vrods Positive - easiest to ride bike. good high rpm charge
    Negative - low cornering clearance, driving position hard on tailbone after an hr or so, even with aftermarket 3" forward controls. No low end torque, need to be careful on gear selection when changing rides

    Vrods are on auction block after acquisition of K1300s. RK for luxury cruising, Rocket for muscle bike, K1300s (175 hp, 569# wet) for go fast. Vrods are between Rocket and K1300s but perform neither function was well as real thing.
     
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    2010 Fatboy in 2015 had 89,000 showing now has 100,000 Rocket X 50,000 Guess:laugh::laugh::laugh::laugh::laugh::laugh::laugh::laugh: Rocket is more fun to ride and unique.
     
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    I have a 1995 Road King that was my Dad's bike, he and my Mom used to ride it and I keep it for largely sentimental reasons. I do ride it from time to time and would do so if I'm two up (my R3R isn't very comfortable for a passenger). I put something like 7,000 miles on the R3R this year and maybe 1,000 on the HD, the former is just so much more powerful even after putting a Stage two kit into the Road King.
     
  9. Old N' Grumpy

    Old N' GrumpyLiving Legend

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    I still absolutely love the sound of my FatBoy with Vance and Hines on it. That is what I miss most on the Rocket. It is, for me, also way more comfortable than my Roadster. Partly due to the floorboards. Like others have said the Rocket is my muscle bike and my Harley for a nice, comfortable, slow ride. Won't get anything for my 2005 Hog so don't see me ever selling it til I can't ride anymore.
     
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    Jack RyanThe Breeze

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    Why would any one EVER finance a motorcycle? That is just crazy talk IMO.
     
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