Rocket 3 Roadster - Harley Thoughts

Discussion in 'Road Warriors' started by Harleytoo, Nov 3, 2012.

  1. concours

    concours WFO for 41 years

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    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... :eek1
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  2. vicster

    vicster Long timer

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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.
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  3. Tripped1

    Tripped1 Likely Lost.

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    You just described a throttlemeister :D
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  4. Tripped1

    Tripped1 Likely Lost.

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    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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  5. vicster

    vicster Long timer

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    Except for the part where they come free on a Rocket...
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  6. vicster

    vicster Long timer

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    Virtually all that difference can be made up with TuneEcu and a cable.
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  7. Tripped1

    Tripped1 Likely Lost.

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    Total price $25 if you already have a laptop.
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  8. Minisquatch

    Minisquatch Been here awhile

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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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