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Old 12-06-2011, 02:31 PM   #46
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We found the LBS package to have very good quality and workmanship. Hats off to Ad Donkers and crew for a job well done.
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Old 12-06-2011, 03:01 PM   #47
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Wow! That's a fabulous rig!

What about wind blast? Are you thinking about maybe adding a screen, especially since you said you plan to use it for long distance touring?

Or is it not an issue?
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Old 12-06-2011, 06:53 PM   #48
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Now THAT is a sweet rig.

While I can do 80-85 mph on level ground with our GL1200/Motorvation rig, loaded up with wifey, canine, and gear for a week trip and I max out about 70. Would give my left nut to have the reserve power of the Rocket. May have to settle for some nitrous...
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Old 12-06-2011, 08:17 PM   #49
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Could not have done it without you! (Claude made the whole process easy and reassuring.) Thank you also for your patience with customs and delivery.

I hope there will be many more LBS and CSM collaborations!

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Old 12-06-2011, 08:57 PM   #50
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Funny that you mention "power" issues with loaded rigs - Claude mentioned that he knew of someone with a turbocharger on a Rocket III so I googled and this is what I came up with:

http://www.boostisgood.com/RocketIII/index.htm

Not for me - happy (and safe) with my stock Rocket.

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Now THAT is a sweet rig.

While I can do 80-85 mph on level ground with our GL1200/Motorvation rig, loaded up with wifey, canine, and gear for a week trip and I max out about 70. Would give my left nut to have the reserve power of the Rocket. May have to settle for some nitrous...
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Old 12-06-2011, 09:08 PM   #51
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I do need something for the wind but have not found the right screen yet. Triumph screens (short and tall) do not seem quite right for this rig - neither is a batwing type. It would be great to find something that is practical yet have the right look for the rig's "attitude." Any ideas?

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Wow! That's a fabulous rig!

What about wind blast? Are you thinking about maybe adding a screen, especially since you said you plan to use it for long distance touring?

Or is it not an issue?
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Old 12-07-2011, 09:51 AM   #52
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Funny that you mention "power" issues with loaded rigs - Claude mentioned that he knew of someone with a turbocharger on a Rocket III so I googled and this is what I came up with:

http://www.boostisgood.com/RocketIII/index.htm

Not for me - happy (and safe) with my stock Rocket.
The tubo equipped Rocket III sported a Hannigna Classic sidecar.
Hey Pago someone did make a supercharger for Goldwings back in the day....don't remember who. Must be one floating around somewhere though.
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Old 12-07-2011, 11:36 AM   #53
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I do need something for the wind but have not found the right screen yet. Triumph screens (short and tall) do not seem quite right for this rig - neither is a batwing type. It would be great to find something that is practical yet have the right look for the rig's "attitude." Any ideas?
I think the clear Sports Screen would look OK. This one--



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Old 12-07-2011, 05:48 PM   #54
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Kailuasurfer, that is one of the sexiest rigs I've ever seen. My wife is drooling over it as we speak. Enjoy it!
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Old 12-07-2011, 08:32 PM   #55
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Well, I had to look...

Holy Moly! That torque is about equal to my 3.7 liter V6 Jeep Wrangler...
If you go to the link and look at th epics, its hard to actually see the turbo. They did a good job of installation. However, I would wonder about that pipe about 2" in front of the rear tire. That turbo makes a whole lotta heat...

Re: the fairing: It's a shame there is not much on the market besides Bat Wings or recycled Vetters. HD makes a frame mounted fairing called a "shark"; looks like good wind protection, but it is really fugly. Someone needs to make a fairing that's about a 3/4 scale Shark, or maybe a 1.5 scale Parabellum (in the pic of my GL hack). I tried a Rifle on my XR1200 build (coming really soon ...) but it is smaller than the Parabellum, and REALLY lightweight. You also cannot get a screen for it taller than about 12". It covers gauges well, but wind protection is minimal, and rain protection non-existant.

The shape of the Sports Screen looks good, but (IMHO) it is too small to be anything other than a gauge cover. I have seen clear screens that have a not-too-bad looking shape, but I'm not a fan of the whole "clear" look. I have thought of finding a shape in a clear screen that looks good and also functional, and then painting the bottom to resemble a fairing. Feel free to give it a try, and let us know what you find...
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Old 12-08-2011, 09:01 AM   #56
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Hmmm my step dad has a Rocket III. Never saw the point of it as a solo bike, but as a tug, I'm seeing it.

Might have to "borrow" it for a while.

Though if any bike/tug could use reverse I'm sure this 800 lb monster would be a good candidate (and that's without the sidecar).
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Old 12-08-2011, 09:37 PM   #57
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If you go to the link and look at th epics, its hard to actually see the turbo. They did a good job of installation. However, I would wonder about that pipe about 2" in front of the rear tire. That turbo makes a whole lotta heat...
I doubt it would ever cause any problems to the tire with heat. Now the heat you would get from spinning the tire.......... That LBS rig is Gorgeous
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Old 12-09-2011, 11:09 AM   #58
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I wish I ordered them but could not decide how it might work with my wife and daughter combination. Do you just carry your kids?

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Also have 2 kinds - seatbelts are a good option to better secure them otherwise they tend to slide during cornering.
Daddy likes those corners!!!
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Old 12-09-2011, 11:14 AM   #59
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Funny - although my wife is not into motorcycles at all, when she saw the Rocket/Box rig she said "sexy."

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Kailuasurfer, that is one of the sexiest rigs I've ever seen. My wife is drooling over it as we speak. Enjoy it!
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Old 12-09-2011, 11:16 AM   #60
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I have the black one - it protects the instrument cluster but does not do much for wind protection. I may put it back on until I find a better solution...

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