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post #1 of 109 (permalink) Old 01-02-2011, 02:24 PM Thread Starter
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I wanted to post new sticky threads for 2011. The other ones can be viewed but are locked out from posting. They were getting long and I think it was best to start the new year fresh. I would like to welcome all the new members. I have had my Rocket now for five years. I think you will find most of us if not all are very fond of our Triumph Rockets.

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post #2 of 109 (permalink) Old 02-01-2011, 11:54 PM
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Hi,

I picked up my phantom black 2011 rocket III roadster last Saturday and love it. It goes great with my '09 Speed Triple. The best of both worlds? For me, definitely.
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post #3 of 109 (permalink) Old 02-17-2011, 12:24 AM
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I bought my R3 in '06 & have now got over 100,000 k's on it & about to rack at least another 5000 up over the next few weeks on run down to Tasmania, (that's in Australia for the uneducated). My 'commuter' is a 1050 Tiger, which I also love but there's nothing like riding a Rocket! I thought of updating to a classic a week ago but after a test ride looked at mine & the Classic & thought - naaaaaaa. My 'Ronni' is a big black & chrome beast that snarls & roars, (after a big custom job on the mufflers), & I just can't move her on for anything else!
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post #4 of 109 (permalink) Old 03-05-2011, 12:57 PM
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Talking Sprint convert

Hi all,
Recently trade my '07 Sprint ST for an '05 R3. I loved the Sprint but have no regrets. I've already named my Rocket "the Hammer" for reasons you all know. Look forward to interacting with you folks.

I got a fever, and the only prescription... is more cowbell!!
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post #5 of 109 (permalink) Old 03-12-2011, 02:23 AM
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Hi all

Could no longer resist the voices in my head, and am now the proud owner of Rocket 3 Roadster, and will take delivery in 3 days. Thoughts so far:
1. Too big to lanesplit
2. If it falls over, I will have to recruit 2 or 3 friendly natives to push it back up
3. The engine is awesome, but it will certainly send me deaf in a few months.

Still, as a friend of mine commented "There's things you need... and there's things you want... and there's really cool stuff you just have to have".
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post #6 of 109 (permalink) Old 03-13-2011, 09:03 AM
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Hello Pretties Triumph Gals , Hi happy triumph' Guys

I had triumph since 1974 , an 69 bonny one ( that Is yet in my garage ) . I have too a 96 carb Tiger . In 2005 wanting renew the Tiger , I fall in love at Triuph dealer with a brave little grey Rocket , I bought her and made more than 75 000km with her . In June I bought a new rocket : a roadster this time but unluckily I had a crash on motorway the very first day : Crushed leg and dead bike . So in January with leg yet in cast I bought my third Rocket and I am dying to have the physical possibility to jump on her ! I hope in 1 or 2 months !

I made a lot of changes on my brave little grey one windshield , heating handles, bi-xenon H4 , and change the side of gear and rear brake pedals ( all my bikes since 1970 are so the old english way)

Excuse my poor english and have you all a good day !
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Vos becanes sont des veaux tandis que moi je Triumph !
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post #7 of 109 (permalink) Old 03-29-2011, 01:20 AM
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Wow you make that beast look small! How tall are you?

I'm a new Rocket owner. I have a BMW F800GS and I went to look at the 800XC, thinking I might swap for something British. But the tiger is too much of a clone to waste money on swapping (for me).

A couple of years back I hired a Harley for a week of riding around Utah/Arizona/Nevada and loved the cruiser experience, but could never bring myself to buy a pirate ship.

So while I was looking at the 800XC I bumped into a couple of pre-loved Rockets and fell in love.

I pick it up on Wed/Thur this week, a 2006 R3 standard with 30k km on the clock. She's very clean and tidy (previous owner was a mechanic), although the TOR pipes will have to go to get it road legal and protect my hearing (I work in audio).

So yeah, hi.
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post #8 of 109 (permalink) Old 03-30-2011, 02:53 AM
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I am not so tall ( only 1m95 ) but the friend who took the pic was a little higher than me ( that is called in photo contre-plongée ) so I am nearer of the lens than my brave little grey one . So it seems than I am taller than other farer object . It's a well known photograph trick !
I made also a 10 days trip from France to North Kapp and coming back by the German Rocket Treffen , 8500 km in 10 days . If you want have a look at
http://www.rocket-3.org/viewforum.php?forum=38
first the on going : http://www.rocket-3.org/viewtopic.ph...=3150&forum=38
then a small part of return :http://www.rocket-3.org/viewtopic.ph...=3166&forum=38
It is in french but there are a bunch of pics !

Might you have numerous and happy km !

Vos becanes sont des veaux tandis que moi je Triumph !
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I am not so tall ( only 1m95 )
Haha even with the camera angle, that is still a whole lot taller than my measly 175cm.

Would love to hear about your mods...think I can see two clocks, a fuel gauge and a whole switch unit on the left...what do they all do?!

The fuel gauge looks nice, is says "Triumph"...is that an official part for the Rocket? Easy to install? Looks nice, same style as the bike.

And great pics of the Nordkapp trip. One that every European must do at some time in his life!
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here is a pic of my command pannel !



From left to right : the big black box with 4 switches is for commands of fog lamps , long range lamps , heated grips and the fourth is for changing tone of horn ( off is normal tone , on is for cop's siren tone , its forbiden to have such an horn so when cops are a little too much suspisious , I put the switch off )
Fuel jauge and clock are genuine triumph parts , easy to install , depanding of your skills in electricity . The little rectangle between odometer and rev meter is a voltmeter , I made to monitor battery voltage . The GPS is a Nüvi garmin , not so good because of a poorly ergonomy .
I made the leather box for little stuff as camera , bank card , highway ticket and other little stuff I can not put in my pockets .

Vos becanes sont des veaux tandis que moi je Triumph !
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