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Hello,

I am creating a worldwide listing of all Rocket III's over 50,000 miles.

If you would like to be included, here is the format:

Country Year Model Trim Miles Date Owner Issues Comments
Australia 2006 RIII Standard 91,000 11/25/19 Mr Smith Gear box at 20K, clutch plates, cam chain, TPS Runs great. Dyno'd at 150HP with intake & Exhaust mods

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2011 R3R, 110,00km, Standard
TPS replaced 90k
Best bike I have ever owned (and I have had a few)
 

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Added. Nice mileage for a 2011!

Do you know how to reach the mystery rider who has been looping around OZ (& TAZ?) for the past decade?

I have 3rd party reports for 3 Rockets there over 200,000 Miles (2 at 300K) reported as 2004, 2006, and 2010 and I think they may all really be the same 2004 bike.

I only knew of 3 R3's over 100K in 2012 and the Oz Ghost Rider was around 140,000 Miles then on a 2004 STD.

At 20K/Yr that would put it at 300,000 which is in agreement with what I have for a 2006 and 2010.

In order for a 2010 to be at 300,000 Miles it would have to have averaged 30K/Yr - possible, but unlikely...

Unfortunately, the owner(s) is/are not online so I only have rumors to go by from people who run into him every few years.
 

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Added. Nice mileage for a 2011!

Do you know how to reach the mystery rider who has been looping around OZ (& TAZ?) for the past decade?

I have 3rd party reports for 3 Rockets there over 200,000 Miles (2 at 300K) reported as 2004, 2006, and 2010 and I think they may all really be the same 2004 bike.

I only knew of 3 R3's over 100K in 2012 and the Oz Ghost Rider was around 140,000 Miles then on a 2004 STD.

At 20K/Yr that would put it at 300,000 which is in agreement with what I have for a 2006 and 2010.

In order for a 2010 to be at 300,000 Miles it would have to have averaged 30K/Yr - possible, but unlikely...

Unfortunately, the owner(s) is/are not online so I only have rumors to go by from people who run into him every few years.
I replied yesterday but with the reno's looks like it has not posted, so here goes

I saw the Tassie guys R3 in 2008 with 220k on the clock, I have never seen the rider but have followed that bike. Last I saw or heard it was in JCS Perth about 2015 with 485k on the clock and still going. Since then it has fallen off the face of he earth, don't know what happened to the bike or him. All it had done as far as I know was a new alternator.

I live in Geraldton WA and I was the second R3 owner, since then there are several. I am a member of the local Ulysses Club with a few R3. The bikes have 120k, 105k, 95k 98k, 110k and others with less k's

Also 2 others with R3, one with over 300k and the other approx 150k.

Of all these bikes none have had any major issues. I had the trans upgrade on my first R3 and a TPS on the R3R

AS I am in Oz these are km's not miles. Where are you Tribal

Nungers
 

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I replied yesterday but with the reno's looks like it has not posted, so here goes

I saw the Tassie guys R3 in 2008 with 220k on the clock, I have never seen the rider but have followed that bike. Last I saw or heard it was in JCS Perth about 2015 with 485k on the clock and still going. Since then it has fallen off the face of he earth, don't know what happened to the bike or him. All it had done as far as I know was a new alternator.

I live in Geraldton WA and I was the second R3 owner, since then there are several. I am a member of the local Ulysses Club with a few R3. The bikes have 120k, 105k, 95k 98k, 110k and others with less k's

Also 2 others with R3, one with over 300k and the other approx 150k.

Of all these bikes none have had any major issues. I had the trans upgrade on my first R3 and a TPS on the R3R

AS I am in Oz these are km's not miles. Where are you Tribal

Nungers
Thank you for the update. That was the last mileage report I had from the mystery rider.

I'm not sure if I have the others on my list. If not,that would be 7 more over 50,000 Miles and I'd like to add them if they are missing.

I'm in western NY where we have lots of lakes and small mountains to ride but unfortunately our season is really only 6 months with occasional nice days before/after winter months.
Sometimes I ship mine to Florida and fly down to ride to Daytona Bike Week and around the state for a few weeks or a month.

100K Club (>161,000 Kilometers)
CountryYearModelTrimMilesDateOwnerIssues
Australia2006RIIIStandard303,00005/19/19not online2 clutches, 2 cam chains, tensioner, detent spring
Aus/Tasmania2010RIIIRoadster295,000?07/16/19not online2 x clutch plates, timing chain
Australia2004RIIIStandard200,000?06/16/19not online??
Germany2005RIIIStandard156,00011/19/19scholleGearbox rebuild, Starter, 10:5 JE pistons and new cams from Neville, new clutch discs at 100.000 km, new gearbox (update kit from Triumph), alternator, detent spring
Australia2006RIIIStandard149,12811/24/19Tony Purvis07 driveshaft clutch and gears
England2004RIIIStandard143,56811/19/19andrew chaplin3 drive shafts, 2 bevel boxes, 1 water pump
USA2005RIIIStandard142,63011/19/19tribal2xTPS, throttle cable, Radiator leak, Front Wheel bearings, bevel box (50K), Rear Torsional Assy (80K), drive shaft (85K), Stepper Motor delete, Kick Stnd Snsr delete, ECU connector, fork seals at 130K
USA2006RIIIStandard137,00006/19/19steel??
USA2008RIIITouring106,87311/24/19Prestaged3 detent springs, TPS, front wheel bearings. She is currently undergoing stator replacement
Australia2005RIIIStandard10?,???06/19/19longriderTPS
50K Club (>80,500 Kilometers)
CountryYearModelTrimMilesDateOwnerIssues
Australia2006RIIIStandard92,00011/25/19Paul BryantGear box components, MTC clutch plates fitted, cam chain, TPS, shims, wheel bearings, throttle cable, one speedo
USA2008RIIITouring90,00010/19/19rahoffman2TPS, head gasket, detent spr, clutch lifter/cable parts, valve shims
Australia2006RIIIStandard89,00005/19/19jason jurgens??
Australia200?RIII?84,00005/19/19Andrew Causer?
Australia2004RIIIStandard81,00005/19/19Peter Burns?
Australia200?RIII??81,00003/19/19Nick Potter?
USA2007RIIIClassic80,00001/16/19gR3yWolf?
Canada2005RIIIStandard79,5006/16/2016?Blaine Coleignition sw, cam chain, rear torsional assy
Australia200?RIII?78,00006/19/19was mittzy??
Finland2006RIIIStandard78,00005/19/19Pertti Lehtonen??
USA2005RIIIStandard76,00002/11/19ugarte??
USA2005RIIIStandard76,00011/17/19rocket scientistsadly, many issues
Australia200?RIIIStandard74,50011/19/19Rocket HPDr Shaft uni-joint
USA2005RIIIStandard75,00011/27/19Bob SpruceRear torsion Damper bearing @70k, frnt wheel brng at 75K
USA2006RIIIStandard75,00005/19/19James Epley??
USA2012RIIIRoadster72,00011/19/191olbullTPS, 2 x rear wheel bearings
????RIII??72,00005/19/19Ken McCloud??
USA2005RIIIStandard7?,+++08/19/19scot in exileN/A
USA2014RIIITouring70,00007/19/19boogelectronic/electrical issues, clutch at 57K
USA2007RIIIClassic/T70,00006/16/19theflyinggreek??
USA2007RIIIStandard69,00006/19/19Liz Jones??
Australia2011RIIIStandard68,35011/26/19nungersTPS (90km)
Finland2008RIII?68,00009/15/19Teppo Ratka??
New Zealand2010RIIIRoadster67,00005/19/19Craig Cooper??
Canada2005RIIIStandard66,00011/25/19Triple TroubleRear torsion Damper bearing @10k, Update kit @14k
England2008RIIITouring65,00009/15/19John Twiss??
USA2014RIII??65,00006/19/19Bobby Powellnew clutch at 57K
USA2005RIIISTD?65,00006/19/19cootertwoclutch, cooling hoses
Canada2008RIII??64,00009/15/19Micheal Menard??
USA2015RIIIX61,00011/19/19sonnyelectrical demons
USA2006RIIIStandard60,00008/14/19tdraggerignition switch, 2 x primary TPS
USA2008RIIITouring60,00006/16/19was rainman??
USA2011RIII??59,00003/19/19Johnny Tictoc Newton ??
USA2009RIII?57,00006/19/19David Becker??
USA2008RIIITouring57,00006/19/19chipdetent spring, clutch cable
Scotland??RIII??54,00009/15/19Raymond McLarenclutch
England2009RIIIStandard53,00009/15/19David Gill?
England2013RIII??52,00006/19/19Paul Battye??
USA2015RIIITouring50,30011/25/19David GravlinNONE - nice
England??RIII??50,00006/19/19Steve Jackson??
USA2004RIIIStandard5?,00004/10/19scooch (died)Torsional Dampener Assy at 40K
USA??RIII??????TxRIIIRiderTPS
 

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Thank you for the update. That was the last mileage report I had from the mystery rider.

I'm not sure if I have the others on my list. If not,that would be 7 more over 50,000 Miles and I'd like to add them if they are missing.
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BUMP - I have less than 60 reported Rocket III's with over 50,000 miles. I'm sure there are more than that!
 

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Hey All

Mines a 2010 R3 Roadster with 122,000 klms, done a few mods like high comp pistons, flowed head, mild cam, custom headers with Triumph accessory mufflers, K&N pods, Barnett clutch and remapped ECU, has been dynoed about 5 times and last test it was putting out 218 rear wheel horsepower @7,000 r.p.m. Have run Motul 300v 10w40 from new and although it's not cheap I believe it's part of the reason why the beast has virtually no engine wear, have replaced all disc rotors and re-kitted out the master and slave cylinders, and just put a kit through the starter motor solenoid, have replaced the TPU sensor and rear ABS sensor recently, batteries seem to last no longer than 2 years (even expensive ones), voltage regulator/rectifier has been replaced 3 times but the Triumph original made in Japan lasts way longer than any of the cheapies, since the head was removed and replaced for flowing, I've had an issue with porous metal on one corner of the head and have had it welded twice with still a slight weeping of oil which is not uncommon (porous aluminium) so I've been told, but at $3k later in head repairs (head on and off twice including gaskets and labour), I am less than impressed, however I absolutely love the beast and haven't seen anything new on the market that floats my boat and me at nearly 60 years old am hoping it will see me out.

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Hey All

Mines a 2010 R3 Roadster with 122,000 klms, done a few mods like high comp pistons, flowed head, mild cam, custom headers with Triumph accessory mufflers, K&N pods, Barnett clutch and remapped ECU, has been dynoed about 5 times and last test it was putting out 218 rear wheel horsepower @7,000 r.p.m. Have run Motul 300v 10w40 from new and although it's not cheap I believe it's part of the reason why the beast has virtually no engine wear, have replaced all disc rotors and re-kitted out the master and slave cylinders, and just put a kit through the starter motor solenoid, have replaced the TPU sensor and rear ABS sensor recently, batteries seem to last no longer than 2 years (even expensive ones), voltage regulator/rectifier has been replaced 3 times but the Triumph original made in Japan lasts way longer than any of the cheapies, since the head was removed and replaced for flowing, I've had an issue with porous metal on one corner of the head and have had it welded twice with still a slight weeping of oil which is not uncommon (porous aluminium) so I've been told, but at $3k later in head repairs (head on and off twice including gaskets and labour), I am less than impressed, however I absolutely love the beast and haven't seen anything new on the market that floats my boat and me at nearly 60 years old am hoping it will see me out.

Cheers

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Wow, that's impressive mileage for a 'built' motor. I added you to V1.9.
I have always run Amsoil and agree that the extra money is well spent.
 
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