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Old 11-07-2012, 02:18 PM   #61
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Rocket 3 Land Speed Record

"Jason DiSalvo set a new AMA record and FIM land-speed racing record on board a Latus Motors Racing Triumph Rocket III. DiSalvo's average speed was 174.276mph for the flying mile and 174.880mph for the flying kilometer. The crazy thing about all this is that these speeds were reached mainly with a 240hp over-the-counter performance kit from Bob Carpenter. Fully streetable, this Triumph III is truly a monster that oozes horsepower."



What a cool picture. I don't think he's worrying much about vibration.
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Old 11-07-2012, 04:14 PM   #62
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Harleytoo,
I know you'll enjoy it. Just remember to hang on when you pass someone.
Congratulations!
The bum-stop seat saved me when I whacked it open in first gear leaving the dealer for a test ride, front wheel hanging a foot off the ground...
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Old 11-07-2012, 07:29 PM   #63
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Hey Vicster,
Thanks to your reccomendation on trying a Rocket before I bought the Thunderbird Storm, I now have a new Rocket Roadster. All I can say is this thing is sure fun to ride. And you are right, very smooth at freeway speeds. I'm so happy with my choice. No regrets at all.
Excellent!! You and HarleyToo need to be warned though, the damn things are addictive.

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Any decent throttle locks in lieu of a true cruise control?
Here's what I've done on my Rockets: Take apart the stock 3 piece throttle side bar end weight. Epoxy, Super Glue, whatever the 3 pieces together so the screw turns with the bar end weight. Place a 1.25" rubber washer between the bar end weight and the throttle grip. Turn the bar end weight in until the desired friction is achieved.
You may want to experiment with the washer thickness,etc. I've found an FXR front wheel seal works great. I've used this setup for over 40,000 Rocket miles with no issues. And it's free. YMMV, Professional Driver on Closed Course, Your Mother Warned You, etc etc.
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Old 11-08-2012, 06:45 AM   #64
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Excellent!! You and HarleyToo need to be warned though, the damn things are addictive.


Here's what I've done on my Rockets: Take apart the stock 3 piece throttle side bar end weight. Epoxy, Super Glue, whatever the 3 pieces together so the screw turns with the bar end weight. Place a 1.25" rubber washer between the bar end weight and the throttle grip. Turn the bar end weight in until the desired friction is achieved.
You may want to experiment with the washer thickness,etc. I've found an FXR front wheel seal works great. I've used this setup for over 40,000 Rocket miles with no issues. And it's free. YMMV, Professional Driver on Closed Course, Your Mother Warned You, etc etc.


You just described a throttlemeister
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Old 11-08-2012, 06:48 AM   #65
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"Jason DiSalvo set a new AMA record and FIM land-speed racing record on board a Latus Motors Racing Triumph Rocket III. DiSalvo's average speed was 174.276mph for the flying mile and 174.880mph for the flying kilometer. The crazy thing about all this is that these speeds were reached mainly with a 240hp over-the-counter performance kit from Bob Carpenter. Fully streetable, this Triumph III is truly a monster that oozes horsepower."



What a cool picture. I don't think he's worrying much about vibration.
http://www.carpenterracing.com/RIII.htm

That is Carpenter's website. 243hp/185ft/lbs ......and a 9,000RPM redline, for about $4,000 if you rebuild it yourself.

.....Daddy like I've flirted with buying one of those beasts three times now.
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Old 11-08-2012, 06:15 PM   #66
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You just described a throttlemeister
Except for the part where they come free on a Rocket...
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Old 11-09-2012, 06:12 PM   #67
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It's tuned for 40 fewer horses and 13 less ft/lb of torque. I'd rather fit an aftermarket windscreen and bags to the Roadster personally.
Virtually all that difference can be made up with TuneEcu and a cable.
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Old 11-10-2012, 09:22 AM   #68
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Virtually all that difference can be made up with TuneEcu and a cable.

Total price $25 if you already have a laptop.
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Old 11-13-2012, 11:25 AM   #69
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I wouldn't get too hung up on the horsepower numbers. I have yet to run into a situation where I needed more power!
The Touring is tuned for less power so it can use a 180 rear tire which helps immensely in the handling of the bike.
The only complaint I have (and it is minor) about mine is the bags-the latch mechanism takes up a lot of room and is in the way. The Harley bags are better.
I have yet to run into anther like mine and it definitly gets attention from all types.
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